OBK and the disparate criticisms of "De Corazón"


Yesterday the new album of OBK, an album of versions of his love and heartbreak songs most loved by both Jordi Sánchez and his fans, which is why a large part of this new album is not based on songs that would have been single in their day. The turn of the page in this new album, entitled 'De Corazón' and from which we had already been talking for a few days, was that all these versions are almost 100% separated from synthpop to be presented in the most intimate pop that OBK has ever made, sometimes even flirting with rock.

The success in 'De Corazón' has been to have had all those songs that never sounded on the radio but that all the fans crushed a thousand times, like 'Rainy Days' or 'Neverland' among others, presented in versions that even exceed the originals. The failure, the great failure, has been to recount their usual hits ... again ... and this time not with remixes or updated versions, because 'De Corazón' is precisely the opposite, to make each song the most personal possible, more intimate. There are songs to which this turn has done very well, sounding more mature, but in others it is a too radical turn, managing to sound forced ... a ballad made by noses ... and that does not always turn out well.

OBK fans keep posting comments on their Facebook page. One of the comments said that as a lifelong fan of OBK they have been living their music for more than 20 years, so "His criticism was not gratuitous"and that "The album seemed to him an absolute disappointment". Obviously, congratulations are not lacking, but when a real fan makes a comment like that - and it's not just one - I think it's something to keep in mind. I am one of those lifelong fans and the feeling that I have with 'De Corazón' is bittersweet. Too much change for an album that only has an unreleased track. Now we just have to wait for Jordi Sánchez to throw himself back into electronics and bring us a lot of new songs that we can enjoy as before. I leave you below with the video clip of the first single from 'De Corazón:' Canción para un cowarde '. By the way, video is a fine thing. Everything has to be said.

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