Last spring, Júlia Colom’s debut album was published. The 26-year-old Mallorcan artist was scheduled at the American SXSW and Primavera Sound and a documentary about her journey between popular tunes and electronic music, between Mallorca and Barcelona, won the award for Best National Film at the IN-music documentary festival. EDIT. ‘Sempre Dijous’ was directed by Joan Porcel, also responsible for ‘Samantha Hudson’.
That album featured beautiful acoustic songs like ‘Camí amunt’ and ‘Olivera’, but there were also more rhythmic ones like ‘Estròfica’ and ‘Ell i ella’, in which percussion was more important. This path is confirmed in a single that has just been published and is called ‘Jo t’estim’.
This is one of their most commercial and accessible songs, and not only because the title “jo t’estim” appears more than 100 times in 2 minutes and 20 seconds of composition, as you can see on Bandcamp. Her high register reaches out, the melody is related to the delicacy of people like Mitski, and there is even a rapped part that sounds like Gwen Stefani in ‘Hollaback Girl’.
The lyrics are a proof of love (“Maybe I haven’t shown you yet, what I love you today, what I have loved you”), soaked in humor and everyday life. A new era seems to open for the artist, and also a universe of possibilities, just a few months after her album ‘Miramar’.
According to his label La Castanya, «’Jo t’estim’ not only sings about love, but sings about love itself. The frenetic change of rhythms, anxiety and vertigo, longing and secret; everything, broken by a blow of reality that, in the case of the song, also breaks the whirlpool of its sound until it begins again, as it usually happens, in this matter of love (…) The song speaks of the adolescent frenzy of writing the name of who you like a thousand times in a notebook, of not thinking about anything else, until the sung sigh of the verse, which gives us away, which almost reminds us of that flat and sincere desire of the romantic R&B of the 90s (…) The breakup of the The bridge has an ironic tone, to remind us that, after all, we live in the world we live in, and we know it.
We leave you with their next dates:
November 10: Fira Trova’m, Castelló
November 15: M for Montreal, Canada
November 17: 66 Butaques, Figueres
November 26: Capsa de Música, Tarragona
December 1: El Pumarejo, L’Hospitalet del LLobregat
December 16: Café Slàvia, Borges Blanques
January 26, 2024: CAT, Barcelona