To perform her bewitching style of pop-folk, Maïa Vidal makes use of a collection of toys and instruments including a violin, xylophone, trumpets and autoharp.
Barcelona has been her home for the past several years, and where she recorded her second album, Spaces. Her music is as akin to other eminent folk artists such as CocoRosie and Joanna Newsom as it is to the dreamscapes of Pascal Comelade. Yet it also resounds with echoes of chanson and even the ambient film scores of Ólafur Arnalds or Yann Tiersen at his most naive.
Though not always the case, despite her globetrotting and at only 25 years of age, Maïa Vidal found time to form her own punk bank in New York, an outlet for her admiration towards California-natives Rancid. In earlier projects, she also managed to permeate her private universe with the urgency palpable in songs penned by Tim Armstrong.
Her new album, featuring Space, the song we present to you today, has just been released; a new stop in a journey that began years ago.
Juanjo Abad, EL PAÍS
Production_The Furious Sessions
Cameramen_José G. Fernández, Luiso Ces, Bernat Rueda, Joel Brooks, Javier Dominguez y Emili Mas
Sound_Alberto Perez_Sol de Sants
Editing_Javier Dominguez_RiD Produccions
Still photo_Bernat Rueda