Unless it comes out of your soul don’t do it

April 13, 2021

“Unless it comes out of your soul don’t do it.
Unless it comes from your heart, your mind, your gut, don’t do it.” Charles
Bukowski in one of his poems. For old Charles, both creativity and authenticity
from an artist are linked to the spontaneity of the guts and he concludes:
“There is no other way, there never was”. Maybe that explains a record like
The Belly” and what
exactly makes the difference between a simple repetition of the same old canons
when it comes to talk about rock and roll and a true and genuine creative
attitude exercise. Restless, eclectic, backed by a powerful voice and an
outstanding stage performing, Virginia Fernandez has participated over the
years in different projects such as Jardín Infierno, Toro y la Niña del Frenesí
and Doctor Desire and has collaborated in countless bands such as JOE, Bonzos,
Mamba Beats, Cherry Boopers, Virginia and the Machines.

 Recorded at Silver Recordings Studios in Bilbao and produced by Martin Guevara,
The Belly” is a
thoughtful record in all aspects, with impeccable sound, an outstanding
production, a great illustration work by Miriam
for its cover and its imminent release in vinyl format. But above
all, it reveals the undeniable solidity of a Rock band, with no other label
than an undeniable punk attitude. All this seasoned with an infinity of nuances
and influences mainly given by Virginia’s vocal texture and her undeniable
versatility, providing a collection of songs written from the guts, with the
urgency of the spontaneous and the rawness of the honest. Proven right from the
beginning with the furious “Let it go”, with Martin Guevara on guitar, while
“She can do” recalls The Runaways golden years with Joan Jett at her best
through a rebellious Patti Smith and Virginia Fernandez overwhelming
personality filter. The band shows their Punk-Rock side on “Clean my name” to
treat us with the dark and desperate “Breaking the House”. The energetic and
magnificent “Hey” serves the band as the first advance single from the records
while approaching with the pertinent rawness to Pop melodies on “Drunken
lover”. Rock and Roll takes shape in “Passenger” under leader vocal harmonies
and the solidity and know-how from the band as a perfect combination moving
towards to the shady “Two words” and ending up with “Drunken Lover” acoustic
version only available on digipack edition.

Bukowski might be right; an artist authenticity is intricately linked to
the spontaneity of the guts.
” is a good example of it, “If it doesn’t come out of your
guts, don’t do it”
Perhaps that is what makes the difference between Seda and other projects, knowing what
the true and genuine exercise of creative attitude is about when it comes to
rock and roll.
Maybe there is no other way, maybe there never was.



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