Sunday 11 March 2012 at 7:30pm
Mosaic Studio (Esplanade Recital Studio)
1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore, 038981, Singapore
Tel: 6828 8377
11 Mar 2012, Sun, 7.30pm & 9.30pm
Lourdes Hernández, more popularly known by her stage name Russian Red, was the indie phenomenon in Spain in 2008 and 2009 and has become one of Spain´s biggest artists in recent years—an extremely rare Spanish success story for a folk-pop-rock artist that and composes and sings in English.
Starting out in small clubs in Madrid, Lourdes’ exceptional voice and ability to connect with her audience has brought her to concerts and festivals around the world. The debut Russian Red album I Love Your Glasses was released in 2008, attaining Gold status through sales of more than 40,000, prompting Spain’s national daily El Pais to proclaim her as the “revelation of the year”.
Russian Red went on to receive Pop-Eye awards for Best Debut Album in 2008 and Best Female Vocalist in 2009. Her music’s irresistible appeal also resulted in her songs being used in several advertising campaigns, TV shows, and films, resulting in her receiving a Goya Award Best Song nomination for her song Loving Strangers, which opened the Julio Medem movie Room in Rome.
In 2011, Russian Red released Fuerteventura, an album recorded with respected producer Tony Coogan (David Byrne, Mogwai) together with musicians from Belle & Sebastian and Spanish musician Charlie Bautista. With lead single I Hate But I Love You, the album’s 11 songs feature a new classic-contemporary sound, offer a surprising window into the diverse and personal states of mind Lourdes went through while writing the album. From melancholy to pure optimism, from light to mystery, Fuerteventura confirms Lourde’s tremendous ability as a composer and performer.
Since the release of Fuerteventura, Russian Red has embarked on a tour of Asia and Europe, bringing her indie-folk sound to countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and England. And now, she arrives at Singapore for Mosaic Music Festival.
(1hr, no intermission)
Limited concessions for students, NSF and senior citizens: $20*