Just a quick post while I listen to Daft Punk’s new album – if you haven’t heard it yet, head over to iTunes to check it out for free, streaming for a limited time only – and the rain outside. It’s pouring, and this is something that’s been happening quite a lot in Barcelona recently. Back to the music side of things, the french duo’s new offering is pretty cool. Some love it, some are a tad “meh” about it. Some are calling it pretentious, others genius. I personally like it a lot. It’s not Aerodynamic, or Robot Rock, but that’s good. It’s different, it’s not about electronic music but “traditional” instruments. There are plenty of cool beats with a clear disco vibe, and some extremely dramatic lyrics and musical climaxes, adding a good dose of madness during certain key moments – tracks 3 and the last one especially. I’m loving the free streaming and cannot wait until it’s actually released (May 20th)
With regards to the fashion side of things, as of lately I’m questioning my own personal shopping habits. Many a times I have voiced my concern – to whoever is bored enough to listen to it – about the fact that Spanish shopping streets are Inditex-dominated, with more Zara than Starbucks, Pull & Bear in every corner, Bershka too, plus a few other “meh” brands. I cannot ignore how savvy the people behind Zara are at choosing their merchandise. In my opinion, their designs are the coolest by far, and as much as I want to start buying differently, locally or through the internet, it was especially hard to avoid falling head-over-heels for a gorgeous jacket. It’s from their SS13 collection, a bestseller, and I got is as a gift from someone who loves me very much.
I’m unashamedly wearing it over everything: leggings and shirts, a LBD, boyfriend and skinny jeans, and I have a cute white dress that I believe will look even better paired with this pretty varsity jacket.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Next week is the Primavera Sound festival here in Barcelona, and I cannot wait to see Blur, Solange, Nick Cave and the Black Seeds, Hot Chip and more… I just hope my back injury cooperates and I will be able to enjoy the weekend as much as want to.
So, back to the music, do you like Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories as much as I do?