4 April 2022
Band: PRINCIPE VALIENTE
Who: Swedish darkwave outfit
by top vox Fernando Honorato
Press info: Barricades is an album deeply affected by the Corona pandemic.
Most of the songs have been recorded from home with the members recording
their individual contributions alone. This has given the album a special, almost
Fernando Honorato: “I’ve had more time to reflect freely both in terms of lyrics
and recording, I’ve been able to try different ways. In the end, I knew exactly what
I was doing with the vocals. There are more ideas coming together now.
Everyone has added their different perspectives to the songs and it’s much more of a collaboration together with Jimmy during the songwriting. Our records never turn out
the way we imagine them when we start working, but I’m very happy with Barricades.
It feels like it’s the best album we’ve done so far.”
Turn Up The Volume: Expect scintillating New Order synth-pop sparks (So Much More), Interpol’s hypnotic guitar romanticism, and its frontman Paul Banks‘ mesmeric vocal timbre (Porcelain / Tears In Different Corners / Never Change / When We Can’t Let Go) and some dark shoe-gazy waves (Barricades / I Am You / The Impossibles).
Overall the sonic colors change from light dark to pitch black.
It’s a gloomy 2022 so far. Now is the time to turn up the bright lights.
Principe Valiente know exactly how to switch them on.
Singles: Porcelain / I Am You
– PORCELAIN –
– I AM YOU –
Stream/buy ‘Barricades’ here…
Fernando Honorato: Vocals, Electric Bass, Keyboards, & Piano
Jimmy Ottosson: Guitars & pads/programming
Rebecka Johansson: keyboards
Joakim Janthe: Drums