David Torrens was born in Guanabacoa on November 8th, 1966, in the same Havana neighborhood that gave birth to great musicians like Ernesto Lecuona, Bola de Nieve and Rita Montaner.
He is a member of the third generation of the Nueva Trova, although he never visited the mythical address of 13 and 8, in Vedado neighborhood. Despite that, his music had the same label and «speak» the same language of his contemporaries.
He grew up surrounded by a cultural mix that ended up influencing his artistic career. His work covers many styles and contains several influences, which ended categorizing his music as «Rockasón».
Despite that, on his 30th year of his career David has only released three albums. Perhaps the explanation for this delay lies in the deliberate intention of the artist to compose not because he has to, but because he wants to.
Although he studied music until the ninth grade at the Elementary School of Art «Guillermo Tomás«, music was a hobby for Torrens in its early years. His academic training led him to get a degree in mechanical design engineering. He never left music altogether, because it was part of the group Canto Libre, where he composed his first songs.
Already in the early 90s, Torrens gets involve in the «Guanabacoa phenomenon», an atypical cultural movement that linked musicians, poets, painters, etc. In these years he gets closer to the Nueva Trova movement.
Years in Mexico
In 1995, David Torrens signed a contract with EMI Music Mexico record label, so he decided to move to Aztec lands. There, he launched in 1998 his first album, “Mi poquita fe”.
Undoubtedly, the most successful song of the album was “Sentimientos ajenos”, reaching up with the ERES award to the best song of the year. Ernesto Fundora was responsible for the realization of the video clip, best of Lucas Awards, 1998.
His second album was released in 2001, entitled “Ni de aquí ni de allá”. This album was a major boost for his career in Cuba, especially because of the theme “Quién me quiere a mí”. In this album we find a variety of genres and rhythms, a hallmark of Torren´s music.
David Torrens returns to Cuba
Following the success he had with his second album in his homeland, in 2010 David decides to publish his third album under the label of Bis Music entitled «Razones». The album was very well received by the public and national critic, and managed to win the Best Fusion Album of the Cubadisco Awards 2010.
After 6 years without a studio work, David Torrens finally announced the title of his next album: «Contigo«. Essentially, it will be a featuring album, highlighting Polito Ibañez, Carlos Varela, Ray Fernandez, Kelvis Ochoa among others participants.
Undoubtedly, the quality of the musicians who make up the proposal is an early sign that this will be another excellent work of David Torrens.
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