In 60 seconds, Isabel de Sebastián tells, from the inside, what the backdrops of a show are like in times of pandemic. The people who arrive little by little, distanced, the masks (which she will take off to sing), the fumigation personnel who enter to disinfect the place. Everything precedes what will be the “weirdest” concert of his life.
“I enter the stage with a mask that I will take off in a triumphant gesture. I can’t kiss yet, but I can sing. The lights go on and they remind me that this too will pass.”
Then the music. The interpretation of “Anonymous Heroes”, which he composed together with Ulises Butrón, when they were part of the Metrópoli band, and which takes on a special meaning during this time, when hundreds of “heroes” continue to save lives.
Everything is recorded in 5 minutes and 55 seconds that are already available on YouTube.
In November of last year, de Sebastián presented “Corazonada”, his last studio album recorded between Buenos Aires and New York, where Isabel resides. The material has five songs by Isabel (in “Todo Baila”, she shares the music credit with David Bensimón) and songs by other artists: “Anda”, by Celeste Torre and Daniel Melingo, “Little Viennese waltz” by Federico García Lorca and Leonard Cohen, “Paloma” by their son David Telson with lyrics by Rafael Alberti, and “Si no hay nada más” by Leiber and Stoller, immortalized by Peggy Lee, and with a Spanish version by Isabel.
The arrangements and musical production are by David Bensimón, Mauro Cambarieri and Isabel herself. Participating as guest musicians are David Telson, son of the artist, Guillermo Pesoa (Small Repeat Orchestra), Euge Craviotto (Mamita Peyote), Cristhian Faiad, Lautaro Cottet, Bárbara Aguirre, Juan Absatz, Bob Telson and Martín Krenz. Recorded by Mauro Cambarieri, David Bensimón and Hernán Agrasar. Additional recording: Isabel de Sebastián, Bob Telson, Guillermo Pesoa. Mixed by Facundo Rodríguez and mastered by Greg Calvi.