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(Los Angeles, CA, March 22, 2019).- Finally, Nuclear, the fourth solo album of Leiva, an artist in a state of undisputable inspiration that prolongs the phenomenal impact achieved with Monstruos (his successful work of 2016), reaches stores and digital platforms today. If 'Monstruos' was considered one of the best pop-rock albums that has been made in Spain in recent years, Nuclearpresents a Leiva in plenitude; as not only one of the great composers that has delivered the rock of Spain, but also a great instrumentalist and a vocalist with pure identity.
With a very elegant artistic concept, Miguel Conejo Torres, Leiva, has taken care of his new material formats like never before. He has been unveiling little by little the layers of a literally open heart, which we have been witnessing since the launch of the first single No Te Preocupes Por Mí, and with the advances Nuclear, Lobos and En el Espacio.
The same concept has been delicately conveyed to the vinyl format (2LP), which demonstrates to us a unique version of this heart in a precious ink stain, and especially in the CD format (2CD box), which the urban art team Boa Mistura -responsible for the design- has managed to turn into a piece of art in itself.
Thirteen pages; each of them a concrete layer of the heart of the artist from Madrid, corresponding to the cover and each of the 12 songs on Nuclear. Additionally, Leiva wanted to reward those "romantic record buyers" with a deluxe edition in which he included the "Voice Notes" from his phone. This extra content is only available in the physical edition. These are the original voice notes in which he captured his songs as they were made on the day of his composition; the first sketch that he documents on his phone to be recorded. An unusual gem in his discography: the possibility of making a unique musical journey, from the earliest idea- with the delicate and imperfect spontaneity of the first impulse- to the final form that the songs reach when they become an album.
In terms of design, Boa Mistura has tried to translate what the Nuclear songs sing into their own artistic dialect: "We understand each song as a different and unique place on that journey to the epicenter, the place from which everything is born. The nucleus. (...) Doing so, each composition has been represented with a different puncture on a blank paper. It is a journey through 12 layers: abstract and different from each other, but when overlaid draw the way to the nuclear zone. (...) In the vinyl edition, the destination is the same, but the path is different. Here it's the ink that portrays each song in the album." We find a good demonstration of this album's concept and artistic exercise in this piece:
In strictly musical terms, Nuclear is pure Leiva: nerves and heart. The advanced singles serve as examples; songs such as "No te preocupes por mí" (Don't worry about me) remained among the most listened to in Spain's streaming platforms for weeks. It also has reached more than six million streams on YouTube and is already certified as a Gold Record in Spain.
The launch of "Nuclear" is accompanied by the lyric video of the song "El Gigante De Big Fish" and the announcement of Nuclear Tour's first tour dates
FIRST TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
May 10 - SALAMANCA, Spain
May 11 - COLISEUM DA CORUÑA
May 17 - MURCIA, Spain
May 18 - ALBACETE, Spain
May 24 - ZARAGOZA, Spain
May 25 - BARCELONA - SOLD OUT
May 26 - BARCELONA - SOLD OUT
May 31 -MALLORCA, Spain
June 7 - SEVILLA, Spain
June 8 - MALAGA, Spain
June 21 - GIJON, Spain
June 22 - BIZKAIA, Spain
Junio 29 - MADRID Spain - SOLD OUT
June 30 - MADRID - NEW DATE
July 12 - VALENCIA, Spain
October 11 - Mexico City, Mexico
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