Acknowledging that songs from earlier eras “don’t always give good advice,” or even include abusive language, she says she wants her music to move people around. times sending out different messages: “Message is much more open, much more feminist, a lot more egalitarian.”
“Marchita,” which means “withered,” speaks of Estrada’s first love and the deep grief that followed its end. She recorded the album two years ago, and listening to it now, she feels nave. “Only someone with such innocence could write such solemn things,” she said. “It’s like a mourning for the first idea one has about love.”
Like her everyday words, Estrada’s lyrics open with a flourishing poetic magnetism in Spanish. They often echo the romantic textures of Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, or perhaps Uruguayan poet and critic Idea Vilariño, both of whom Estrada devoured while writing the album. In “Te Guardo,” she sings, “I have two kisses waiting / one for each cheek / and a crystal abyss / for each wound.”
Lines like that immediately attracted pop-rock giant Julieta Venegas. “What she writes is closer to a poetic construction, in the sense that it is something that can stand on its own,” Venegas said in a phone interview. “It’s not like it just comes with music.”
Venegas got to know Estrada through musician David Aguilar, and eventually came across Estrada’s concert in Buenos Aires. “She has a very strong relationship with words, which I think is wonderful for such a young musician,” said Venegas. “Her songs have many elements of depth – a visual story.”
Gustavo Guerrero, producer of “Marchita,” said that “not losing the power and artistic expression of Silvana was a challenge.” The songs, tunes and lyrics are so well written that he runs the risk of “overproducing or over polishing something finished,” he explained in a phone call. . Together, they sought to preserve minimalist energy in her live performances, in which she conducted the stage, accompanied only by her vocals, lyrics, and charge.
“I’ve been doing it for a long time,” says Estrada. “How can I be strong, how can I convince with the bare minimum? Don’t you think that’s something that can be very feminine at times? ‘ she wondered.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/arts/music/silvana-estrada-marchita.html Silvana Estrada arrives with a devastating album about pain