Seigar recommends “As One” by Suede

Suede at the blue hour.

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There are days that the music you listen to is connected to the things you do. Some weeks ago, I listened to The Blue Hour, the new album of the unpopular 90s band Suede. The set of songs is as dramatic as a Queen record.

I felt strongly connected to the opener “As One”, the track I’m bringing you today. It’s a composition full of strings and quite dark. Lots of songs came to my mind while I was listening to this one:

Mónica Naranjo — Europa

Moulin Rouge — El Tango de Roxanne

Archive — Controlling Crowds

Queen — Bohemian Rhapsody

That day, I had an opening at an arty café called “Craft” in Tenerife, La Laguna. It was a Halloween Exhibition and I had there one of my plastic people, a work based on images taken in shop windows (mannequins). The photo was a bit creepy, the plastic person shown seemed to be about to fly, it reminded me in a sort of way to the ascension of Christ. “As One” was sounding in my head all day long.

That night, I met a great artist. It was a collective exhibition so I had the chance to get in contact with other artists. Her name is Eileen’s Artcave and she is a great illustrator. She mixes fantasy with horror. I was impressed with her works and also because of her goth / punk image. She is also a smart, young girl full of new ideas and energy to show them. We talked about London and all it means to us. Alejandro O’ Mora and Joan Bells, other painters who are also based in Tenerife were there too, showing their darkest masterpieces. Both painters were showing eyes in their paintings.

Driving back home, I listened to “As One” on repeat, feeling it was the soundtrack of my Halloween. I suppose we will soon listen to this track on a TV advert or on a Netflix show.

Here I am
Here I am
Talking to my shadow
Head in my hands

Here I am (here I am)
Here I am (here I am)
Run to me
Come to me

(Song recommendation by Seigar)

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