INTERVIEW: Pablo Osorio

Hi Pablo, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been great. Very sad about the world situation, but happy to still be able to share my music and what I love.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Solo Pienso En Ti”?

It’s a sad love song inspired by the power ballads of the 70s by Spanish singers like Jose Jose and Rafael.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

Yes, the inspiration behind this song is a story old as time. I had a relationship, but I was never really committed to it as I never really felt in love with this person, so I made the mistake of not appreciating what this person was giving me and just took it for granted. And it was until we broke up that I realized that I did care for this person and that I could’ve been nicer, but it was too late then.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

We had very little time to shoot this because we had rented the studio to shoot the video of my previous single “Ay Mi Dolor”, but we wanted to use the little time left we had to improvise something. So we came up with the idea of painting my shirt as I sang the song. I didn’t have any other shirt to paint on, so we only had that one shot! And we didn’t really have time to rehearse either so it was a bit scary to think that if I messed it up we wouldn’t be able to use it nor do another take. But it worked out in the end!

The single comes off your new album Cisne – what’s the story behind the title?

Cisne means swan in Spanish. I created the nickname of Cisne-Alacran, which mean Swan-Scorpion, based on a text I wrote a long time, in which I saw myself (due to several self-esteem issues) as this poisonous creature who wanted to be a beautiful one. However, that image and concept has evolved in my mind through the years as I have become more loving to myself, and I feel like now I honor both my dark and luminous sides, and this creature represents that process for me. I intend to name my next EP “Alacran”, that way I’ll have both parts

How was the recording and writing process?

I had written the first version of this song a while ago, and when I started working with 2 times Grammy nominee producer Pere George, he really liked this song. However, he made a few changes and cuts here and there to make it fit a little bit better into the standard pop song structure.

I recorded the whole album in one day which was extremely tiring, but due to budget issues I had to do it that way, I sang each song about 5 times (except for “Ay Mi Dolor” which we had recorded previously) so I ended up singing about 25 songs that day, really exhausting.

How do you go on balancing your classic roots with your much modern sensibilities?

I was “raised” with classical music, and always had a greater love for the great classic singers like Jose Jose, Elvis, Sinatra, Patsy Cline, etc. So, when I started my project I wanted to somehow honor the music of the past but with a more contemporary take.

What aspect of maturity and personal growth did you get to explore on this record?

Coming from a classical background, there’s not much space for experimentation. So this was a great opportunity for me to explore all of my vocal possibilities, as well as being free to express myself through my image, my clothing and my sexuality.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

Most of my songs are based on actual experiences, however there are others that are just inspired by a general sentiment, and some are inspired on literature.

What else is happening next in Pablo Osorio’s world?

On July 30th I will release the full EP (6 songs) along with 2 more music videos. And I have already written many songs from which my next EP (Alacran) will emerge hopefully rather sooner than later!

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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