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On Saturday, July 2 at 7:15 p.m., David Martínez Álvarez, better known as

Rayden

(Alcalá de Henares, 1985), will take the stage at

the Río Babel Festival

, which will be a stop for more than a year, what do you think? a simulation" for all the beauty it has brought him.

In the midst of his tour to celebrate his 20-year career, his participation in the Benidorm Fest has put the spotlight on a musician and poet with a solid track record of six albums in which he has defied rap conventions, collaborating with artists from all over the world. kind of styles.

Because as he himself maintains "less of jail and the grave, it is better to leave the places than not to arrive".

How is this 2002 "infinity" doing? You say it well.

Infinite.

A simulation.

Many amazing things have happened to me.

And even more incredible things are coming.

Just the other day I was talking about it with my band in the van, as if it were a relationship as a couple: "Guys, there is going to be a lot of communication friction, please, because we have to be aware that we are living through one of the best years and that don't escape because everyone keeps it to himself".

So, yes, I think it's a bit of that: being aware and trying to embrace what is beautiful, that it seems that we only ruminate on grief. You have said that many times we don't celebrate things as we should... Total, total.

And I do not know why.

It seems that we see it as something normal, that from narcissism we demand that, as standards, and if they come we don't enjoy it because it was expected,

"Because of course, how could this not appear to me?"

And what usually happens is that he doesn't come.

And here come the hosts. In your case, it's already been a 20-year career. Have you had time to reflect on whether you've embraced all that's good? I don't have much time either.

And that's the beautiful thing, that it seems that everything I've done is already part of the past.

It is also a way of embracing new challenges, what is coming.

And, above all, it is curious that when you do things that make you feel more proud and set a bar, whether you want to set it or not, and you manage to overcome it, it is very celebrated. What do you feel when someone approaches you and says that a song of yours is part of the soundtrack of your life? I think it gives validity, it gives validity to my work.

Just this morning I was talking about it with a friend:

For me, what is understood as success is being able to dedicate myself to this and do what I have in mind and shape it.

But of course, when someone comes to you and thanks you for dedicating yourself to music and for making songs that serve them, that put words to things that they don't know how to define, well, all of a sudden, hell, it seems like it's something more than dedicating yourself to make songs.

Have you noticed more 'feedback' with the public with the return of the festivals?

Total.

At least in my case I do notice it.

In fact, I just came from playing in Santiago de Compostela, at the O Son do Camiño and of course, they had put us on at half past four in the afternoon.

And when we go out and we see all that full, singing the songs and then there was a large audience that just wanted to get closer out of curiosity and that stayed and that arrives in that audience because you realize that people do want to share, open up, live

Once again it is shown that you have to take care of everything that makes up live music because they are the best meeting points. Precisely, now all those Eurovision fans who discovered him at the Benidorm Fest are going to meet him. Yes.

And how nice!

And from here, also thank you.

Because I didn't know it was such a loyal audience.

Thank high fidelity from here because yes, because it shows.

It's what I was telling you before, that I'm also noticing at festivals that there is a sector of people who perhaps knew very few of my songs, one of them the Benidorm Fest [

Calle de la Llorería

] but then they want to see the bottom of the closet and they stay. Are you still so self-demanding when it comes to producing, creating, or do you now manage it in a different way? No, the other way around.

I'm getting hungrier and hungrier.

Fortunately, it has never reached the point where nothing is worth to me, nothing is useful to me.

Because I do know many guild colleagues who got stuck because of their level of self-criticism and their ability to invalidate themselves.

I have not reached that point, I have stayed a little lower with the "yes, I can live with this and that in the best of cases it will survive me", well go

ahead

You who say you forgive quickly, I don't know if you've already made peace with that rap scene that greeted you with nails. Do you notice a more open music scene today? Yes, totally more open.

I think that the most closed and most critical public that already got tired of telling me what I had to do.

When they saw that they were ignored... One gets tired of criticizing.

Do you continue with the idea of ​​releasing a new album entitled La rosa de los vientos in December? I can tell you in advance that it won't be in December, it will be in November.

And I can tell you in advance that it is not going to be called La rosa de los vientos, but rather it will have another title.

Just as the title of La rosa de los vientos captivated me with the concept of telling the truth to the four winds, a story came to me that when I break down the conceptuality of the album you will see that it had totally to do with this and I changed the title.

And I didn't change the songs, but I did change the line that runs through them. Do you continue to move away from labels? I understand that people need to identify.

Even, on the one hand, to discriminate in the best sense all, to give it form.

And on the other, for the public to feel part of something, they need to know what they feel part of.

There is always a close relationship with identification and it doesn't bother me.

And I feel like it doesn't fully define me.

And not to sound pompous or narcissistic, but because I'm so weird that I don't even understand myself.

In fact, I always appreciate the exercise of faith that my audience does every time I release a release because, as each song is different, it's nice that they are totally open. "My head is an inhospitable place where everything fits," he came to say you. Yes, there is room for silence, because I am learning to shut up.

It's nice.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

And I feel like it doesn't fully define me.

And not to sound pompous or narcissistic, but because I'm so weird that I don't even understand myself.

In fact, I always appreciate the exercise of faith that my audience does every time I release a release because, as each song is different, it's nice that they are totally open. "My head is an inhospitable place where everything fits," he came to say you. Yes, there is room for silence, because I am learning to shut up.

It's nice.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

And I feel like it doesn't fully define me.

And not to sound pompous or narcissistic, but because I'm so weird that I don't even understand myself.

In fact, I always appreciate the exercise of faith that my audience does every time I release a release because, as each song is different, it's nice that they are totally open. "My head is an inhospitable place where everything fits," he came to say you. Yes, there is room for silence, because I am learning to shut up.

It's nice.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

I always appreciate the exercise of faith that my audience does every time I release a release because, as each song is different, it's nice that they are completely open. "My head is an inhospitable place where everything fits", you came to say. Yes, there is room for silence, because I am learning to shut up.

It's nice.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

I always appreciate the exercise of faith that my audience does every time I release a release because, as each song is different, it's nice that they are completely open. "My head is an inhospitable place where everything fits", you came to say. Yes, there is room for silence, because I am learning to shut up.

It's nice.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

I like phrases with layers, onion phrases.

And that is something that it seems that everyone can do, but at least they put you there for a trip and invite you to dive in, to put your feet there.

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