“Meraki” is, literally, do things putting your heart and soul. That's the reason why I've chosen this word as the title of my next album, which already existed months ago but only like an idea, a demo, a verbatim...More instruments, new melodies and production ideas have been added to the songs and now they want to be a great album.
This time I've decided to go all out. I've pampered every detail and I've opted to lay aside the “home-made” of always, putting this imaginary in professional hands who develop it as it deserves.
So, we've almost everything ready: the studio, the songs, the human team and the love. Only missing the people who have accompanied me so far. If you value my craft and you want that I'll be able to continue doing it, I'll need all your support.
This album is one of the most ambitious projects I have ever embarked on and it will be a pleasure to know that I am counting on you.
¿BUT...WHO'S MABEL FLORES?
Well, the one who writes these lines. I am 32 years old and live on the outskirts of Barcelona. I am a singer-songwriter and a social educator, both for conviction.
I started playing song making when I only knew 3 chords with the guitar because they seemed the only way to better fit in this world, to understand it and to understand myself, to build myself. At first I only sang them for myself but in 2011 I came to Terrassa and my life changed forever.
I started sharing some songs with my close circle and in 2013 was born La Flor del Otro, my first musical project, my first band, my first love, the first stages,... I learned so much during those years that I'll never be able to thank his existence.
Since then I've been combining concerts with my Social Education career and a part-time job, without pretensions, without haste. And little by little, the ball with which I played making music grew: my own project was born, it also came Entre mujeres, the endless tours and the rest of the good news.
Everything was happening in a beautiful, self-managed and natural way, until I made the guitar and voice my job. That's how I have been built all I am an all I have, with a lot of invisible work and optimism. And now, I don't want to inhabit this world in any other way than by sharing me, singing to you and letting ourselves be moved.
AND WHO HAS ACCOMPANIED ME HERE?
This is the team that has carefully dressed my songs, that has given me his hand on this path and has embraced me (literally) without prejudice, becoming a refuge both musical and personal.
Peri: the percussion and drum. Apart from giving the rhythm to this project, it is also my Robin, my constant, who focuses me when I detour.
Mar Safont: the bass and low frequencies. She's my midwife and always arrives with a divine outfit and the heart in her hands to give herself whole to art.
Cristina Vallribera: the keys. Her passion is theater and she's revelation actress (although the world doesn't know it yet). You will go far, my friend.
Jofré Orús: the electric guitar. He's in this project from the beggining, and without him all this wouldn't have come this far, so I can only thank him for having joined and trusted me.
Laia Pujol: the saxo. She brings peace and harmony and needs to imagine other places because the "here" tastes little.
WHAT WILL YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS BE INVESTED IN?
The quarantine by COVID-19 has arrived in the middle of album recording and has left everything halfway. Week by week I've seen how my economic activity (the concerts and the sale of live records) has completely stopped and has shaken the album.
During 40 days I will place all my trust in you, which have brought me here and have get that someone like me can dedicate to make songs. So, if you contribute, *you will help me to cover the following expenses: *
Recording, musical production, mix and master (53%)
Manufacture 1.000 physical copies (27%)
Impress 300 copies of my first book (8%)
Artistic design of the album (5%)
Verkami Commission (3.85% + VAT) (4%)
Certified home delivery (3%)
Collaborating is very simple. Your contribution will be, starting, buy the album in advance. In this way you will finance part of this whole process in exchange for a reward. Most include home delivery, so you can get to where you tell me.
From here you can upload your contribution, since there are options for all kinds of pockets:
Phisical disc: "Meraki" will arrive signed at your home
The book: "Lo que no se canta" (only in spanish)
Grupal sessions: for learn to play some of my songs. You only need a guitar.
Song video: you can pick the song you like the most from my repertoire
Concerts at home: I come with my guitar were you want!
WHEN WILL YOU RECEIVE IT?
If everything goes as we expect and this state of alarm doesn't delay the calendar, by the end of January 2021 "Meraki" should be rolling in all corners where it wants to be heard.
THEN ... WHAT DO YOU TELL ME?
Before saying goodbye I want to thank you, with the heart in these words, that you have come this far.
Anything would like me more than you could enjoy this birth as much as I do, with all the guarantees. I just need the last push and you have to give it to me ...
I count on you?
La batalla invisible (videoclip)
Canta (acoustic session)
Vamos a volar (videoclip)
Todo irá bien (confined version)