The Madrid artist Rayden has announced to Efe this Thursday his intention to “definitely” abandon music to dedicate himself to writing once he releases his latest album‘The Impossible Victory’, and conclude a tour to present it and officially say goodbye to your audience on stage.
“Since I was little I have the feeling that in life I have guided myself under the curse of the little brother, who chooses everything by discarding when seeing the errors of the greatest. I did not have a vocation for music, but for writing “, he has alleged as one of the reasons for his departure after having fully felt that feeling with his recent first novel.
David Martínez Álvarez, better known as Rayden, published earlier this year the work ‘The approach of the cactus woman and the balloon man’a reflection on current love and loneliness that, a priori, seemed like just one more notch in a multifaceted career that also includes collections of poems and that started 20 years ago as a musician, with 7 albums and more than 100 songs.
“Since 2009 I knew that I wanted to make a hexalogy of albums. I consider that everything interesting that a person can tell artist without repeating it fits there, in those 100 songs. And it was weird, because I couldn’t see beyond 2021,” he says.
His participation that same year with the song ‘Street of weeping’ in the first edition of Benidorm Fest, the Spanish pre-selection for Eurovision, helped consolidate a career that only a few months before had experienced one of its great milestones when it appeared before a massive audience at the Wizink Center in Madrid to celebrate two decades of career.
“The moment I saw myself there and people said to me: ‘You’ve done it’, I thought that no matter how hungry I was, in the music I think I was already saying goodbye to things“, he reflects on what that moment meant, like the pandemic, which made him consider many vital concepts.
Just a month after publishing his eighth and last album, of which he says he is very proud, he recognizes the apparent paradox of his decision as he finds himself in one of his “best creative moments” and is also about to make his television debut as a co-advisor on the program ” The Voice” by Atresmedia.
“When I finished the record I felt calm. I thought that it was done, that I had to let go. I wanted to choose my way, embrace music from another side and dedicate myself to the novel,” he adds before a career that he considers “honest” and that he does not want it “distorts”.
The launch on April 21 of ‘La victoria imposible’ will be followed by a tour “for the album itself, for the public and for the band, which had just finished off the pandemic”. It will last for a year and a half and, as he has confessed, he would like it to end in his city, Alcalá de Henares (Madrid).
“I am not going to do what others, who abandon music and return shortly after, this is a final farewell,” said Rayden, who has already begun working on his second novel, which also leaves two collaborations with Álvaro pending. de Luna and Juan Pablo Vega and that he does not rule out continuing in the anonymous part of the music industry, “as A&R or composing for others”.