The seventh disc of Eruca Sativa is a live record of the show held at the Kirchner Cultural Center as part of the presentation of his 2019 album, we will be spring. It was a free concert held on May 9 with seats sold out in just 5 minutes, in which the band made up of Lula Bertoldi, Brenda Martín and Gabriel Pedernera was accompanied by the pianist Silvia Aramyo and an arrangement for winds and strings by the violinist Irene Cadario.
“It is an album that came out in 2019 and we had few opportunities to play it due to the pandemic. Today we give ourselves this luxury of playing it here in La Ballena, which is a place that we love”, said Bertoldi on the day of the presentation. we will be spring It came out in November 2019 and was going to be presented live in June 2020 at the Luna Park Stadium. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Preventive and Mandatory Social Isolation, it was postponed several times until it was finally cancelled. Therefore the new songs could not be played live with the public until the following year.
The disc was awarded in the Gardel Awards of 2020 in the category of “Best Rock Group Album” and was nominated for “Record of the Year”, “Sound Engineering” and “Album of the Year”prize that ended up taking Lebon & Co.where David Lebon performed songs from his entire musical career accompanied by great guests (such as Ricardo Mollo, Fito Paez, Julieta Venegas, Andres Calamaro Y Peter Aznar), where Eruca participated in the song “Two golden buildings“. The first single from the album, “Creo”, a real protest song which was accompanied by a video clip, was nominated for “Best Rock Song” in the 2020 Latin Grammyswhile “Caparazón” did the same in the “Best Alternative Song” category.
Recorded and mixed by Gabriel Pedernera, the album experiments with a more funk style with electronic sounds without neglecting the characteristics of power trio and folk nuances typical of the band. With incisive and direct lyrics, their songs revolve around themes such as change, search and hope. Crossed by the personal situation of its members, they show the most tender side of motherhood and fatherhood, while reflecting on discussions of feminism, environmentalism and cultural change.
“It is not a farewell, it is a change of cycle”, reflected Lula during the concert. In the unbeatable setting of the CCK Concert Hall, known as Ballena Azul, the band performed the ten songs from the album, their latest single “Día mil”, recently nominated for this year’s Latin Grammysand closed with an unreleased version of “Nada Salvaje”, from his previous album entitled Mud and fauna (2016). From the sound to the play of lights, the show lived up to the musical and aesthetic search of the band that left the stage applauded by the public.
The proposal to close the cycle of an album accompanied by orchestral instruments is already known by the trio. In 2014, as the closing stage of their first three albums, The meat (2008), It is (2010) and White (2012), they were presented in an electroacoustic format at the Opera Theater with more than ten musicians and the direction of Nicolás Sorín, which resulted in their first live album, Fingerprints. Also in 2018 they released an EP with four songs recorded live during their recital at Luna Park the previous year.
In the announcement of the registry publication, Bertoldi said that “we are celebrating this album and somehow saying goodbye, because the stage is over we will be spring and a new era begins”. Eruca Sativa, who has just performed at the Ibero-American Festival in Brasilia, has concerts confirmed for December this year in the Obras Stadium in Buenos AiresSanta Fe, Rosario, Cordoba and Carlos Paz.