“Tanto”, Gran Radio Riviera’s debut album, is a testament of Caracas middle-high class youth and all that affects their daily lives.
Taking the witness of other ilustrious Venezuelan bands such as Americania or Los Mesoneros, they do a terrific work focused on harmonies and many bursts of dance moments in their blend of indie rock caraqueño, disco, funk and a lot of pop.
In their lyrics, they talk about the reality of their generation: migration, group of friends separated because of the crisis, lost love, and even searching for reasons to be happy in a country that fell apart many years ago, while allowing themselves to be optimistic towards the future with a firm statement in one of their songs:
“No me voy, yo no me voy. No está en discusión” (I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving. It is not in discussion).
A superb and well produced debut.