Evergreen Oak It’s LA’s new album, the fifth of his career and maybe the most special since for this he has had to make an unprecedented trip. The Mallorcan band broke up at the end of 2018 and since then things have happened that they would never have imagined, among others, a global pandemic that locked us all at home. This led Luis A. Segura, leader of the group, to put aside his solo project – he released in 2019 Threat Storm– and thus reactivate everything again and start creating a new job although this time in a very different way: taking his whole family to a little house in the middle of the Sierra de Tramontana in Mallorca. Before all this, the COVID crisis forced the artist to have to look for an alternative to his life as a musician, however, he decided to give a jump into the wild to save LA
Luis points out that he came to think that his career had come to an end: “It was very nice, but now you have to find another job. And you have to forget about music because there will be no more direct music. The industry has died, of course Suddenly those thoughts attack you. They are possible. I mean, ten years ago we thought it was impossible. ” In fact, the one now presenting LA’s fifth album had “two or three job offers”: “I was about to start handing out bread. I have to feed my children, I have to pay the bills, the rent, all the expenses. A move. “However, one morning he had the idea of going to the mountains.” Imagine the satisfaction when I arrived in Madrid a week ago and took the finished album, opened it and began to sign it for the people who bought it. already “, he reflects after everything he has experienced.
This disc radiates luminosity as in Where’s the fire and a positive nostalgia as occurs in Judy where they say goodbye to someone close but who will always be with them (and in which he sings with his wife, Patricia de los Ángeles). “The luminosity is real, it is the sunlight. I am talking about the light that was in that house that was from science fiction. I have seen impressive sunsets. At times I think that the album is monothematic: it is nature, family and love. It can be a bit cheesy, like, “ok, you’ve been really happy.” But I think that’s what we need, I’ve gone there looking for that. I have gone looking for that lightThat wind in my face, the smell of wet pine, that sun shining on the leaves and hitting my wife’s hair as she ran with the children through the fields. It was a necessity. “A necessity but also a real challenge for LA that has been solved with a flowery album that is perfectly related to the one he published in 2015, From The City To The Ocean Side. “They are my two most natural and most organic albums, we recorded that one in a roadside motel. It makes sense that they look alike because deep down they have been created in a similar way,” he emphasizes.
This trip to nature was not a reinvention according to him, it was “survival and the need to breathe fresh air and forget about masks and everything.” In the Tramontana he forgot schedules, obligations, but with the computer on 24 hours a day. “The session was open to enter things as they happened. For example when I was eating something and suddenly I was running to the computer. It has nothing to do with a normal recording session, “he explains. The cabin where they spent those 3 months is the star of a record where you can hear the trees, the sun, the animals, even the cries of their children running around. the forest and through a lonely house without doors (something similar happened to him with his solo album): “I felt like an intermediary, they have been whispering in my ear and I I’ve been running it because a tree can’t pick up a guitar yet“.