Lucie Redlová On Her Solo Album Lidová Redlová Has Matured Into Folk Songs
The Wallachian singer, supported by Jiří Hradil and the Horňácko musicians, paid tribute to her roots, Jitka Šuranská and David Stypka
For two decades, the singer Lucie Redlová resisted fully following the legacy of her father Vlasta Redl. Now she has finally fully enriched her love of folk music and years of experience from the Docuku and Garde bands on the album, Lidová Redlová. Recorded in collaboration with the musician and producer Jiří Hradil (Tata Bojs, Lesní zvěř, Hrubá Hudba), with whom she was already preparing the single Vodo moja (My Water) celebrating the Bečva River. Hradil significantly contributed to the final sound of the recording and in most songs, he also plays a musical instrument.
The album contains eleven songs, of which half a dozen are Wallachian and Slovak folk songs. "In the same proportion, we mixed sad and happy songs, where we tried for simplicity to punk. My grandmother, who came from the Slovak village Valkovňa, not far from the source of river Hron, taught me the favourite Horehronka," says Redlová.
Redlová wrote five original compositions, and recorded practically all the guitars and mandolins herself. The singer, who has so far relied mainly on lyrics by foreign authors, has written music and lyrics to three of them. She is strong in personal statements and fragile, intimate topics, where even death is just a piece of hard life. Marek Vojtěch and Kuba Horák also contributed to the record.
Part of the album Lidová Redlová is also a song Hudci dedicated to David Stypka. "I'll end badly if I don't find the meaning of life at least in a halfway, at my funeral musicians played…”, David sang in his song Osudová (Fatal Song). “I've always felt a little uneasy when I listened to this sentence. I would never sing about my funeral in the past tense. And when Da....... więcej