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Sadness haunts


(Cartagena, 1993). She sometimes hugs her. Other times, he tries to escape from her. But it is a feeling that comes to light again and again during the hour of conversation we spend with him. He is aware. It is a dance that never ends and that contrasts with her permanent smile.

"I started making this album looking to live in peace and put an end to the demons I had inside.

I had some financial problems that made me sad and I needed to get out of that situation

no matter what," he says. "You know, in the end there are times in life when you don't do it right at all. Until someone comes along and tells you: 'Look, man, if you don't do it like that, you'll freak out tomorrow.' Although it wasn't the same feeling that invaded me four or five years ago. Then it was internal things," he explains.

The singer - named

Cristian Carrión

- has just published an album that comes seven years after the previous one and that he made in Vigo after escaping from Granada. "I needed to get out of there and get away from things a little. In this time I have done everything except music because nothing came out of it, but I

think that in the north I have found my place

," he says excitedly.

The title of the work,

Name Address

, arose precisely from those economic questions that were breaking his mind. "I did nothing more than fill out invoices and read over and over again: 'name, address'; 'name, address'... In the end I thought: I'm going to name the album like that because I'm fed up."

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An LP where he breaks with everything he had done so far. Far from the rap with which he became popular a decade ago, he proposes electronic rhythms, deep house, trap or dancehall.

"I loved experimenting and we all had fun

," he says, pointing to the three members of his team accompanying him. "Of course I will always want people to play my songs, but I have preferred to try to do what I like. I am very motivated with new things," he says.

And he adds: "I didn't want to pigeonhole myself. I was looking to do something that I would be happy with. To be able to listen to it in 20 years and say 'this album is really cool'. Because if I go back a little I think:

'How sad is this?' "How sad I was here! And I don't want that shit

. I didn't want to be that rapper because I don't consider myself to be one. I've been very sad, but not anymore."

He knows that he has taken a risk by moving away from the genre that led him to be able to make a living from music and recognizes that there have been "moments of vertigo." However, it seems that the bet has paid off. This February

he began a tour that will culminate in April with two consecutive dates at the La Riviera venue

in Madrid (the first one already sold out) and that will then jump to festivals.

"I created a


that has allowed me to continue living from what I like despite having neglected it"

"Both musically and personally I have not been very constant in my life," he admits. "I started at a time when if someone liked you and they followed you, it was almost forever.

I created a


that has allowed me to continue living from what I like despite having neglected it many times

. People have continued there and From my heart, I thank you very much for it," he points out.

After some unsuccessful attempts to add collaborations through Instagram - "I wrote some direct messages but either they didn't answer me or they told me they were doing something else," he reveals - the Canarian


participates in the album as well as several not so popular artists. "I think you have to give a voice to people who have talent, but perhaps not the means to sound good. It

doesn't help that in your songs you talk about supporting what's new if you don't do it later

," she defends.

And what about the future?

"I'm just looking to be calm,"

she says. He acknowledges that the album has helped him solve those money problems he had when he started. However, others have arrived. "Now I get strange thoughts about death because time passes. Which is something that happens to many artists. I feel that when everything is fine my head generates new problems."