Daniel Bejar aka Destroyer will be releasing a five song EP where he sings songs in Spanish by one of his favorites Sr. Chinarro. He’s been a fan of the lead Antonio Luque decades long according to the songwriter.
It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable. It felt over for English; good for business transactions, but that’s about it. The only other language I know is Spanish, and the only Spanish songs I really know are those of Sr. Chinarro, led by Antonio Luque. I’ve been a decades-long fan of how he conducted his affairs, his strange words, his melodies that have always felt so natural (this is important), his bitter songs about painting the light. Something about them, I knew I could do it…
The track will be appearing on his Five Spanish Songs EP, out November 26, 2013 via Merge Records. The EP includes production help and contributions from Nicolas Bragg, David Carswell, John Collins, Stephen Hamm, and Josh Wells.
Stream “El Rito,” the first track off it below: