The first time St. Pedro set foot on stage was when he was very young and it was to play “Corazón espinado” by Maná on drums. The second was in 2010, when he already had his own band; this time he played his own songs.
“From then on I became addicted to the stage,” said the 26-year-old artist from Tenerife, Spain.
However, his love affair with music did not start there. Pedro Hernández, the artist’s first name, began playing the piano and drums at the age of 4; he then entered the conservatory at 12 to study classical percussion.
“That is to say that I have been influencing myself and learning music institutionally and on my own for 22 years,” he said. “I play the piano, the guitar, the drums, the bass and all the percussion”.
As a result, and thanks to streaming, he has been exposed to a myriad of musical genres, “and so you pick up a lot of different influences.”
Many of these influences are captured in “St. Pedro’s Christmas Special”, an EP of unpublished and classic songs that the artist recently released for the Christmas holidays.
“It is a musical journey that takes me through all my influences, from eighties pop to Caribbean sounds like salsa, reggae and bolero, going through gospel and with a very strong R&B influence,” he explained. .
In addition, the artist sought to make a handmade product, unpretentious and honest.
“Whoever listens to it in its entirety is going to connect with at least one or two songs because it is very plural,” he said. “It is an album to sing, to dance, to feel melancholy, but above all, hope”.
Like his music, Pedro’s career has followed an atypical path, because despite having more than ten years in the industry, he has not yet released an album and this is his first EP.
“As the world has been, we have changed plans a lot,” he commented. “We’ve put out music to test people, to test myself, and to try to connect with as many people as possible.”
The experience of preparing this Christmas EP, however, left a good taste in his mouth, which means that soon there will be news from this singer in terms of recording material. But it will not be an album yet, because he considers that it is not time yet.
“Don’t ask me why,” he said. “I want to give myself the letter of my first album, but it is not time yet […] It will be an EP, because you have the freedom to experiment; I don’t believe in labels and that’s why I was lucky to have had that training [musical]”.