The new folk song is in his hands (…) ROCKDELUX Juan P. Holguera
José Antonio Fajardo comes from Fuerteventura and resides in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Ever since 2009, when he first embarked on a tour of the Spanish mainland, Fajardo’s career has matured into something quite unique; projected throughout several singles and splits, one EP and three albums, the last which (Intuición) will be released by 2021.
José Antonio Fajardo has developed a certain diction while (not) controlling his own voice beyond recognition. The Canary Islander has left everything aside and is able to overwhelm his own body, to have the word at the service of songs that pursue truth everywhere. From the instinctive to the deepest delicacy, Fajardo’s voice holsters his personal stamp in a beautiful and necessary fashion. Like a riverbed, parts only exist in relation to their other complementary halves.
The quality of his performance applies equally to his song-writing craft, with a metric discourse that is as accurate as natural, and structures that reveal and conceal depending on the nature of the lyric. Tension and sweetness, suspense and repose: these are songs that are as complex in their harmony as they are simple to the listener to take in. Although, while quantity and austerity can function as a formal anteroom, getting at the content of the album is something else… It is here where Fajardo’s pallet of emotions reveals itself. A rainbow of redeeming solemnity, which spreads from the sincerity and, gradually , takes shape in essential aesthetic forms.