SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

 Valencia
BandAlternativeFolk

Soledad Velez is one of the best voices that have emerged in recent years in the music scene. This Chilean artist based in Valencia has one of the voices with more personality from the music scene today. Her live shows are truly amazing. Their music is a perfect blend of folk, blues and jazz.

Biography

Soledad Vlez (Bio)
Young And Small Lady Sings The Blues

Soledad Vlez (Spain, Valencia, 2011) sings to a sky free of airplanes and cables with a voice that is ancient, sometimes profound, and a sway which exorcizes the present with its naked timbre.
There is something vintage about her, something from a time that no longer exists. Stopping to listen to her is like calling home on a phone that has a dial instead of buttons to press. It is like jumping quickly on to a moving streetcar in Oporto, or sticking a piece of licorice in to your mouth and chewing it slowly. Or, maybe it is like tuning a guitar by ear in a big house with high ceilings where every sound vibrates enormously. Yes, that is the way to define her.
Listening to her from a distance of a meter and a half gives you goose bumps- quite literally.
She barely needs a microphone because she is a resonance chamber, one of the old type made from some noble wood. She is like one of those instruments that you always hear in a manor house, paralyzing time with its simple homage to tradition.
Soledad Velzs music is a piece of the 20th century. Her songs seem like they were written while sitting on an old wooden porch at sunset looking out over the cornfields. Her voice has something of the telluric and the universal. It is the cry of flamenco or a moan that touches the soul.
I am sure that if you take a few moments of your time to disconnect from the world at large and listen to her- turning off your cellphone, putting on her record, and closing your eyes- you will understand exactly what Im talking about.
With only 2 works under her belt- 2 samples of her emerging talent (Four Reasons To Sing (2010) y Black Light In The Forest (2011)- she stands out as a future promise conjured up from a past that has been lost in time.
Young (and small) lady sings the blues- that a Yes

Lyrics

Lonely Days

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

I swim alone in the sea
I walk alone in the street
Darara..
All my days alone with my dog
I fall in pieces.
Darara..
I swim alone in the sea
I walk alone in the street
All my days alone with my dog
I fall in pieces.

ANIMALS

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

Jo m'nfade com els ossos
m'alçe cantant com els ocells
Jo cride com els llops
pero al sol
i corro com els porcs

Tinc a casa figuretes de animals
i vaig descobrir que tinc un poc de tots

Soc perillosa com els cocodrils
pero amb menys queixals
tinc un cor de elefant
pero no el seu nas.

IT'S LOVE

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

Stay tonight cos' I wanna teach you a thing
Things that you have never seen
It might take all night, maybe...
Ah... uh.
Take a bike, the mountains are really far
but if you're behind me, we will take a secret path
ahh..uh
Turn the portable light on, I can't see anything
Don't go too far from me, fireflies are already appearing
ahhh.uh
You heard that voice? It's the river
You see those dots? it's where we go
To the climb, as mountaneers
to the love, it's love
all that it's with you.
Stay tonight cos' I wanna teach you a thing
Things that you have never seen
It might take all night, maybe...
Ah... uh.

I've been gone so long

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

We could speak about it
or we could just let it go
and against all drugs you gave me
now I'm alone.

Not now, not now

Cos' something else will reach your head
then I won't be the best
And against of what she said now
I turn away.

Not now, not now

I know your hate me, cos' I've been gone so long
I drown my ears and I heard your voice so close.

ON FIRE

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

I've been drinking to much tonight
you're a lier, you're a lier, you're a lier
when you said, when you said, when you said
you're falling in G love.

I've been drinking to much tonight
i'm on fire, i'm on fire, i'm on fire
i'm in, i'm in, i'm in
i'm into the storm
Oh my wild boy, I'm into the storm.

you..
you..

Oh kid forgive me, for all what i've done
for let you down
but

I've been drinking to much tonight
you're a lier, you're a lier, you're a lier
when you said, when you said, when you said
you're falling in love.

I've been drinking to much tonight
i'm on fire, i'm on fire, i'm on fire
i'm in, i'm in, i'm in
i'm into the storm
Oh my wild boy, I'm into the storm.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

I'll begin--
to explain.
I come from so far,
I am from South America.
There's a big
long mountain
with view to the ocean
the pacific ocean
I am from there.
oh oh oh
oh oh oh
oh oh oh
oh..
I am from south america
I am from south america
I am from south america
I am from south america

Time goes fast
but the land remains
years ago where I'm from
The father, mother and the child die
just like the sun does

I'll begin--
to explain
I come from so far
I am from south america

There's a big
long mountain
with view to the ocean
the pacific ocean
I am from there.

I am from south america
I am from south america
I am from south america
I am from south america.

oh oh oh
oh oh oh
oh oh oh
oh..

THE PATH

Written By: SOLEDAD VÉLEZ

It seems like gonna be a hot day, a hot day
if you don't want to live with me, its ok
last night I was crying, for what you said, what you said
If you don't want to live with me its ok

Babe take your bike, and please, leave me
babe take your bike, please forget me

I'll just lay here for a few days, a few days
far away from men like you
Years ago my sis' told me, poor girl, poor girl
You will be alone, but its ok

Babe take your bike, and please, leave me
babe take your bike, please forget me

Discography

1) Four reasons to sing (EP) (october, 2010). Self-produced.
2) Black light in the Forest (EP) (april, 2011).

Set List

Setlist SOLEDAD VLEZ

1) LONELY DAYS
2) HOMELESS
3) ITS LOVE
4) SPECTRUM
5) JOSEPHINE
6) HUG ME
7) ANIMALS
8) UNHAPPY WITH CROWN
9) SEA MAN
10) BIRDS
11) JOHNNIE
12) IT WASNT ME
13) SECRET SISTERS
14) BLACK LIGHT IN THE FOREST
15) DONT WORRY BABE
16) ANGELS SONG