Photo: Enrique Bunbury
Spanish singer Enrique Bunbury said in Santo Domingo that he feels he is living one of the best times of his life, and a sign of that is his new disc “Palosanto,” in which he calls for change from a passionate social point of view and with a certain combative, activist spirit.
Bunbury wanted this disc to be all about the here and now, both musically and in the lyrics: “I wanted to make music for today, to talk about what’s going on now, about the breaking news on TV, about our worries and realities of right now today,” the rock singer said.
At a press conference promoting his concert Saturday at the Port of Sans Souci in Santo Domingo, the former vocalist of the Heroes del Silencio band said the disc contains reflections about “what we are, where we have come, the intersection where we now find each other” both politically and as human beings, and the possibilities we have to change.
In that sense, the rocker considered that we can’t leave all the changes exclusively in the hands of politicians and heads of state and government.
“I think we all have something to offer and contribute, and that no real change will ever happen if each one of us doesn’t change from within,” he said.
Following his time in Mexico, he is in the Dominican Republic for his first concert here on Sunday as part of his “Palosanto World Tour 2014,” will then continue on through Latin America down to Argentina, appear in Spain this summer and afterwards head for the United States.