Interview By Michael Mofu | Life Music TV Latin America
The Colombian band Monsieur Periné is preparing their third album and they say goodbye to their album “Caja de Música”, the success that took them to the Grammy.
The band Monsieur Periné is very grateful to their second album “Caja de Música” for making them one of the Latin American bands of the moment, winning the “Best New Artist” award at the Latin Grammys and receiving the nomination for “Album of the Year.” anus”.
In addition, the work, which Eduardo Cabra produced, Visitante de Calle 13, which was also nominated in the “Best Latin/Alternative Rock Album” category at the Grammys.
The cycle of your second album “Caja de Música” comes to a close. How do you feel after all this? What did you like most about the album?
Santiago Prieto: It has been something very, very incredible what has happened to the history of this band, especially with this second album “Caja de Música”, because this album opened many doors for us, starting, let’s say, with the issue of the Grammy. That in one sense opens media doors, very important job opportunities, but on the other hand it opened the doors to musical exploration, how to change and know that we can reinvent ourselves. That was what this album “Caja de Música” taught us.
It seems like their album “Caja de Música” was released yesterday, however, almost 3 years have passed. Are they from reviewing it, what did they do before? Do they start criticizing records or old songs?
Santiago Prieto: We hardly listen to our records. That is to say; The records are like old photos. To say, when you show your ID or ID card that’s when you come out with a not-so-cool version, it gives me that feeling a bit.
Although this album that we are making, which will be released in a couple of months, will not be like that because we are more comfortable with what we have done.
The process of the album has gone from less to more and let’s say that it has had a cooking time a little slower, a little more calmly and things are coming better. Well, we don’t start criticizing, it’s rather laughing and remembering each song, each recording.
What do you feel is changing or improving between one album and the next?
Santiago Prieto: This is the new album we are making, which is the third. It is already a more mature version of Monsieur Periné, it is an evolution. Let’s say how to reinvent ourselves. All of this has to do with our experiences that we had been accumulating through this career that has involved a lot of traveling outwards, getting to know other worlds and also getting to know each other personally.
That has been the moment of great evolution, where the voices with which we are participating in this project are flourishing with a clearer identity and a more adult essence in a certain way. I think that is reflected in the music that we are about to release.
It is clear that the participation of Visitante de Calle 13 – Eduardo Cabra is very important for this new album that you are about to release. What do you think of his work on the album and the day-to-day life with the band?
Santiago Prieto: Eduardo Cabra Martínez. He is a super important person for the project. A person in charge of harmonizing and balancing the energy of the team, he of course brings a vision of music and production that is based on the human being in the sense of teamwork, of harmonizing and listening to all voices.
Eduardo is in charge of building all the music, all that feeling. He is like a coach, he is a key piece for this work of making records.
Finally, what’s coming in the future? What can we expect from this new album?
Santiago Prieto: Well, in the future there is this new album that will be released at the end of March or April. The idea is to come out with this album and start showing it wherever it takes us with this music. We have every intention that it will open many doors for us or at least that is what we want with this album.
We hope to have another level of a certain musical form. More than all that, we want a more robust show, to be able to play in other places, to be able to reach more people and to be able to take this music to other places and for people to reach it and receive it in a good way.
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