Allow Mourn to take you on a tour of their home city on the first single taken from their third LP, Sorpresa Familia.
You can’t help to have noticed that Barcelona has been at the centre of a certain amount of civil unrest over the last year or so. The fierce spirit of independence in the area has always been present, but a highly contentious referendum brought it bubbling up once more with Madrid’s response lacking civility and tact. Thus shapes the modern Barcelona and Mourn’s experiences thereof. It’s worth quoting the band at length here:
“We like to understand records as personal diaries. Everything you live builds you as a person, so we think it builds your art as well. We use songs as a way to express ourselves and to organize our ideas and thoughts. We use them to understand our own feelings and to grow emotionally. This album sums up everything we’ve lived during the past two years, it wasn’t easy to open up, but we did it anyway without fear. Every frustration, disappointment, delusion, anger… We got everything out, we liberated ourselves and now we’re ready for everything that comes up. The lyrics are very literal; they are our raw experiences –without makeup. We show our most animal side, reduced to our most intense and visceral emotions. Of all we’ve lived, we keep the experiences, what was learned, all the mistakes and successes. Now we know life is SORPRESA (surprise), but above all it is FAMILIA (family).”
words by @johnnydobbo