As one of the most underground sounds in Puerto Rico’s independent music scene, punk has never really received any form of mainstream love. However, this hasn’t stopped musicians from exploring the genre and experimenting with it to create new waves. This is exactly what Gasnatá does in their debut EP, Odisea a Marte, as they blend traditional punk and hardcore with elements of psychedelia and space rock in certain tracks.
Starting off Odisea a Marte is “Invasion,” a track that firmly displays the band’s attempts at psychedelia and space rock as the instrumental presents a picture of what seems to be the group traveling across the darkness of space. Afterwards, Gasnatá delivers four straight hardcore tracks with “XtraTerre3,” “Niños vs Materialistas,” “Andariega” and “Odisea a Marte,” some of which explore themes such as belonging and identity. However, with their closing tune, “El Monstruo del Closet,” the band blend elements of hardcore, psychedelia, space rock and noise to create a dark and surreal picture to close their fantastic presentation.
In sum, with their debut EP, Odisea a Marte, Gasnatá manage to deliver a solid hardcore project that shows the band’s love for the genre while not being afraid of going outside it to explore and expand their musical lymbs demonstrating their potential to have a flourishing future if they continue to be fearless.
Listen to Odisea a Marte on Spotify
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While Puerto Rico’s independent scene is seeing artists from hip hop, trap, electronic music, indie rock and folk music grasp some sort of mainstream success, musicians from other more underground genres like punk and metal continue to remain in the dark. Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop them from continuing to embrace their form of expression and explore it relentlessly. One of the bands that continues to explore these heavier sounds is 1 Soul 7 Lives who with their debut project, EP, manage to deliver a mosh pit-worthy presentation.
Starting EP is “Destroying My World” and “Climbing out of the Abyss,” two songs that firmly display metalcore influences while exploring themes of depression and getting out of it, respectively. Meanwhile, “Just a Memory” is a blend of hardcore punk, heavy metal and metalcore influences, which demonstrates that the genres can coexist within a single sound.
The second half of EP starts with “Digital Utopia,” one of the heavier tracks in the project that seems to be a critique of society’s current infatuation with the internet. To close the project, 1 Soul 7 Lives deliver “The Fall,” a song that holds its heavy metal and metalcore influences on its shoulders to present a fantastic mosh pit-worthy atmosphere.
In short, with EP, 1 Soul 7 Lives manage to deliver a solid display of their heavy metal and metalcore influences demonstrating that they are still a band looking to refine and define their unique sound as they manage to make listeners head bang and create mosh pits.
Listen to EP on Spotify
All of the pictures in this article were found in 1 Soul 7 Lives’ Facebook
For almost a decade now, one of the best bands to come out of the Puerto Rican independent music scene has been the surf rock ensemble out of Moca, Los Petardos! While initially their sound was predominantly a mixture of punk rock and surf rock, the group has never shied away from exploring more Caribbean-rooted sounds and blending them with their unique sound which they have deemed “rockanrol con gandules.” With their latest project, La Potoroca, the band continue to show off their surf rock style, but go deeper into their Latin background by adding a few salsa sounds into the mix and even making a bolero while keeping their trademark sound.
Kicking off La Potoroca is the project’s title track, a display of the band’s trademark “rockanrol con gandules” with a little bit of hip hop by guest artist Ikol Santiago. Afterwards, the group show off their surf rock abilities to the fullest in “Y No Me Pueden Parar,” a tune which will surely have listeners dancing. Then the ensemble deliver two surf rock influenced ballads with “Holaluj” and “Mañanita,” the last of these which seems to be a reflection on the constant diasporic movements of the average Puerto Rican. Next, listeners are treated to the surf rock anthem “El espejo,” which served as the second single to La Potoroca with its own music video. Afterwards, Los Petardos! deliver their bolero “Esperanza,” an unexpected surprise that shows the band delving deeper into their Latin roots. Then the ensemble pay tribute to skateboarding with the surf rock tune “Ejkei.” Finally, the first half of the album closes with “La Bajura,” a funky Latin music influenced hard rock song that pays homage to the popular location in Isabela, Puerto Rico.
The second part of La Potoroca starts with the psychedelic Latin rock tune “Cuando y cuando,” which features additional vocals by Alexandra Rosa. Then we are delivered “Trotamundos,” a Latin rock track that shows Los Petardos! exploring elements of electronic music. Next, we are taken into “La niña y el pulpo,” a story-driven Latin rock epic. Afterwards, the band deliver “El yoyo,” a funky surf rock song that shows the band showing off their Jimi Hendrix influences. Then they present “El gallo y los cometas,” a tune that kicks off as a Puerto Rican aguinaldo, but then shifts into Latin rock sounds. Subsequently, listeners are delivered an inspirational rock song in the form of “El llamado,” a track that presents the ensemble delving into their trademark “rockanrol con gandules” surf rock style. Next, Los Petardos! collaborate with the legendary San Germán group La Orquesta Happy Hills in order to display all of their Latin influence, particularly salsa sounds, in the tune “Princesita pan de Moca.” Lastly, the project finishes with “Buche y Pluma na’ma,” which is the band’s “rockanrol con gandules” rendition of the classic Puerto Rican tune.
All in all, La Potoroca is another great project by the band out of the west side of the island as they explore genres they hadn’t touched, namely hip hop and electronic music, and go deeper into their Latin roots while still maintaining their blend of surf and Latin rock they often call “rockanrol con gandules.”
Listen to La Potoroca on Spotify
All of the pictures in this article were found in Los Petardos!’s Facebook
As the years slowly closes, there is no end to the music being produced. Thus, in order to finish the year in a funky fashion, young rapper Reyes ††† delivered a moving yet introspective project with James Blunt EP, which sees him explore familiar and new sounds.
Kicking off the James Blunt EP is a fantastic intro, “Buenas Nuevas,” a track that sets the jazz rap lo-fi aesthetic that covers most of the project. Afterwards, Reyes ††† delivers “Eso Ya No Va,” a song that features introspection and love over a jazz rap beat, which he further explores in “No Te Miento,” alongside JC. However, he then switches sound with “La Historia De Ella,” a track that shows the young rapper exploring more south rap and 8-bit influenced sounds. Next, he delivers “Solo Solo,” a jazz rap boom bap tune which features some great instrumentation as the musician looks at how he escapes reality through music and use of marihuana.
The second part of James Blunt EP starts with “¿Cómo Quieres?,” a trap influenced love tune with psychedelic elements. He then delivers “Todo o Nada,” a track where the young rapper explores his relationship with music and applies some storytelling techniques over an electronic music influenced jazz tune. Afterwards, Reyes ††† provides “Anhelando,” a psychedelic rap song where he explores themes such as time, personal growth, memories, identity and other introspective subjects. Finally, the James Blunt EP ends with “Quédate Hoy” where Reyes ††† once again collaborates with Gucci to deliver a funky love-fueled boom bap tune.
As the Puerto Rican indie music scene continues to grow and expand, artists experiment with sounds in order to find their own voice. One of the many musicians to do so is Skeptic who with his latest album, Boca de Lobo, provides some alternative and experimental hip hop with elements of spoken word and electronic music.
Starting off the project is “En La Oscuridad,” an alternative track that features Skeptic’s spoken word flow. Afterwards, he delivers “Nadie Me Quiera,” a tune that continues to display the same skills from the previous song, but goes deeper into beat experimentation. Next, Skeptic gets together with Jorge Abejas to provide “Dios Sabe,” a song that sees the musicians touching the subject of god and if it exists. Meanwhile with “Algo en el Aire,” the musician explores the subject of love and trust as he displays his rapping skills over a trap beat accompanied by Tiago and Erre. Then Skeptic provides “Quién Dijo?,” an R&B influenced heartache tune where the artist puts into practice his melodic side. Closing the first half of Boca de Lobo is “Haz Tiempo,” an electronic influenced alternative song where Skeptic encourages listeners to do the best they can with their time.
The second half of Boca de Lobo starts with “Es Diferente (Edman Interlude),” a short interlude that mocks how people want artists to be different, but at the same time expect them to be like all others. Following the short interlude is “El Diferente,” a song that sees Skeptic collaborating with Los Chinchillos del Caribe as he encourages listeners to follow their dreams against whatever people think. Next, Skeptic delivers “Ni Una Palabra,” which shows a change of pace for the artist as he blends today’s electronic production with some more traditional live instruments such as strings, horns and xylophones in a tune that explore today’s communication in romantic relationships. Afterwards, listeners are thrown into “Tu Fantasma,” a late night playlist type of track that is influenced by alternative influenced R&B. Then Skeptic explores open relationships with the song “Relación Abierta,” a song that shows the artist blending his rap flows with spoken word over a trap and trip hop influenced beat. The project finishes with “La Pared,” a collaboration with friend Unochosiete where both musicians touch on the subject of love as they blend elements of hip hop and Latin pop music to create a danceable and mainstream appealing track.
In short, Skeptic’s Boca de Lobo is an interesting alternative project that will most certainly intrigue listeners everywhere as the artist shows how he’s clearly unafraid of exploring all of the sounds which inspire him. In addition, he shows that mainstream success isn’t his priority, but that he will take it if it comes thereby demonstrating that he will follow being unique over anything else.
Listen to Boca de Lobo in Spotify
All of the pictures in this article were found in Skeptic’s Facebook
As one of the major forms of music to gain the world’s attention, rock n roll has always been a part of Puerto Rico’s mainstream. However, it was in the 1990s and 2000s where the genre saw its last light of big success. Nevertheless, bands on the independent scene are still exploring the sound to create their own paths towards glory. One of the groups to recently release a project with the spirit of the 1990s and 2000s rock n roll explosion was Imāgenes with their project Grita.
Throughout the entirety of Imāgenes’ Grita one can find the love and passion the musicians have for the rock n roll that exploded in the 1990s and 2000s while also giving it their own take. With songs like “A mi sólo me quiere mi perro,” “Vive” and “Escucha Esto,” the band displays the spirit they wish to keep alive while providing a bit of commentary on the current state of music. Despite the project sounding a bit formulaic, one can definitely see how fans of 1990s and 2000s rock n roll, especially pop and alternative rock, can find a spot for this album to be in their collections and playlists. Moreover, one can even see how this album might even have some play on the radio as many of the tunes have easy access.
Overall, Imāgenes’ Grita isn’t looking to change the wheel on what rock n roll is, but rather pays tribute to the sound that the musicians grew up loving. In sum, it is simply a reminder that the genre is still alive and that this particular sound has a place in the scene.
Listen to Grita on Spotify
All of the pictures in this article were found on Imāgenes’ Facebook
Some of the most beloved sounds out of the 1990s and 2000s were alternative rock and pop punk and to this day said genres are still being explored all over the world and Puerto Rico is no exception as bands like Corre Forrest, Late Night Drive and Baby Bhang continue to keep said soundscapes alive. Recently, San Juan-based Basement Royalty released their debut project, Unpleasantly Sweet, a presentation that shows the love Puerto Rican musicians still have for the aforementioned genres and what they are doing to bring something new to them.
Unpleasantly Sweet starts with the short instrumental “Honeydew,” which slowly transitions to the alternative rock track “Steadfast,” a tune that shows some of the band’s pop punk influences. Afterwards, listeners are brought to “Impatient,” a song that continues to explore pop punk sounds while touching on the subject of communication and disconnecting from others. From there, the group moves on to “Wrong,” another pop punk and alternative rock blend that would definitely play well in the 2000s era of the Vans Warped Tour. Finally, the first part of Unpleasantly Sweet ends with the album single “Slow Pace,” a track that presents the group’s potential for mainstream success with its crowd singing moments and fantastic guitar solo.
The second half of Unpleasantly Sweet starts with “Midas Touch,” a very moving and danceable tune that will surely have listeners shaking their bodies in one way or another. Next, Royalty deliver the acoustic “Unpleasant,” a song that shows the group’s ability to make ballads with a lighter approach towards writing. Then we are taken into “Longer Nights,” a track that shows a bit of the band’s heavier influences while maintaining their pop punk and alternative rock sound and exploring the theme of loneliness. Afterwards, they deliver “Only Clouds,” a short and somber tune led by the drummer’s vocals that perfectly sets up the final song in the project, “Take It Slow,” which closes the album with a bang with its heavy guitar riffs and fun drums.
As mentioned previously, Basement Royalty’s Unpleasantly Sweet is an album that shows a young band slowly finding their sound as they pay tribute to their love for pop punk and alternative rock. While the project could probably be deeper and more raw in its lyrics, it manages to demonstrate the group’s mainstream appeal and potential success in said field. Hopefully, as the group continues to grow they’ll be fearless with their musical and lyrical exploration potentially delivering more fleshed out and gut-wrenching work.
Listen to Unpleasantly Sweet on Spotify
All of the pictures in this article were found in Basement Royalty’s Facebook
After the events of Hurricane María in 2017, the end of said year and the entirety of 2018 have proved to be some of the most active time for the independent music scene in Puerto Rico as each and every month has shown the release of EPs and albums, but most importantly a wide variety of singles, especially from the fields related to hip hop and electronic music. Last November 2018, was no different to the continuous and ever growing amount of singles coming out monthly out of the island’s passionate indie scene.
“Sandy Wexler” and “Tan Candela” by Jib The Mist
Featuring production by Savage Minds, the first collaboration between Jib The Mist and the producer this month is an infectious trap tune that presents the musicians exploring the nightlife, partying and drug culture. Meanwhile, “Tan Candela” is a highly tropical and danceable reggaeton tune that will have listeners shaking their bodies in one way or another.
“Pienso En Ti”, “Esta Pa’ Mi” and “Desde el calentón (Freestyle)” by Krey
As another of the most active musicians in the scene right now, Krey has released three singles in the past month. The first of these is the relaxing R&B influenced “Pienso En Ti,” a tune that is perfect for the late night playlists. Meanwhile, “Esta Pa’ Mi” is a very short display of the artist’s ability to balance singing and rapping on a danceable and infectious beat while making multiple references in his lyrical content. Finally, the last single, “Desde el calentón (Freestyle),” presents the artist showing his rapping abilities as he reflects on his career thus far and the state of hip hop right now.
“M.I.A.” and “rain” by 6ELA
As another of the most active members of the rap and trap scene, 6ELA has been constantly releasing singles in the past few months. In November, he released the hypnotic and bass heavy “M.I.A.,” a song which will surely play well in live performances. Then he released “rain,” another tune that sees the young artist exploring his emotional side through the melodic emo rap sound.
“A Mi Manera” by Kombo the X Writer and Xantos
After releasing “Pensando En Ti” last month, Kombo the X Writer joins forces with Xantos to display their lyrical abilities in this new single that shows them providing some commentary on the state of hip hop, criticizing weak lyrical rappers and how they have paved their own path in the scene.
“Crecío” and “West Side” by Fico Rodz
As one of the most active members of the hip hop community, Fico Rodz at the start of the month delivered a new single in the form of “Crecío,” a fun trap influenced track which shows the rapper touching on the subject of partying while giving it his unique voice that fuses elements of the skating culture as well as his personal experiences as a rapper. Meanwhile at the end of November, as part of the compilation Hip Hop Boricua Volumen 12, he released “West Side,” a boom bap rap tribute to Puerto Rico’s west side.
“Asiento De Atrás” by Alvaro Diaz
Featuring great production, the latest single by Alvaro Diaz is a highly danceable tune that continues to show his mainstream appeal as he sings about the ever present theme of lovemaking.
“Voodoo Octave” by Mr. Kraken
As one of the members of the indie scene who has recently become part of the diaspora, Mr. Kraken has slowly been delivering singles to keep audiences aware of his presence and “Voodoo Octave,” a tune influenced by garage, alternative and indie rock, serves as another reminder of the artist’s work.
“Imaginate” by Julio Angel
Released a little over a month ago, “Imaginate” presents Julio Angel displaying his ability to blend singing and rapping in a song that shows his mainstream appeal and growth as a young artist.
“Rio Piedras” by Julio Angel X Mike Rodz
Serving as the first collaboration from the two independent artists, “Rio Piedras” is a blend of hip hop and R&B that serves as a great homage to the San Juan area of the same name while telling a love story.
“Cripta Común” by La Maquinaria de Tortura
After the release of “CONTROL” in June, La Maquinaria de Tortura come back with a new single in the form of “Cripta Común,” a fast paced punk rock tune that will surely create mosh pits in live performances.
“Agua E’ Coco Island EP” by Kampo
A project that continues to show the artist’s lo-fi aesthetic, Kampo’s “Agua E’ Coco Island EP” is a two-song release that displays the musician delving into the sounds of house, experimental dance music, psychedelia, trap and ambient music to create a unique presentation.
“Update” by Edgar Emilio
After releasing his very successful poetry collection, Defectos de un Perfeccionista, Vol. 1, last year, Edgar Emilio starts his rollout for the second volume of the book with this three song EP where he explores the fields of trap and R&B. The first track of the project, “GAMES,” sees the young artist looking back at his new found fame alongside the subject of trust. Meanwhile, “VEN A VER” is an ethereal R&B love tune. The last song in the project, “32 HORAS,” continues to explore the subject of fame and trust while adding exploration of one’s role as an artist.
“El Juego” by El Gran Almirante
A display of indie rock, post-punk and shoegaze influences, the latest single by El Gran Almirante is a track that will surely have listeners dancing and headbanging.
“BEELZEBUB” by Gaby Chuleta
Being one of the most active artists with multiple performances, Gaby Chuleta provides yet another song in the form of the experimental trap tune “BEELZEBUB,” an infectious yet surreal track that shows the artist exploring darker more industrial and noise-based influences.
“La Tengo” by 13:00am feat. Jose Yellow and Ferrori
Featuring production by Avila and Arov, 13:00am joins forces with Jose Yellow once again and adds Ferrori to the mix to create another banger that will surely play very well when performed live possibly causing mosh pits.
“Querido Gobe/Jam” by Concuerda feat. THELASTGEKKO
A collaboration between Concuerda, KA and THELASTGEKKO, “Querido Gobe/Jam” is a lo-fi mix of groovy guitars, rap and spoken word that goes against the current Puerto Rican government.
“cough” and “relación corta” by kombuchi
Using music as a coping mechanism, the first two singles from the artist based out of San Juan are instrumental tunes that provide a brief glimpse into a person’s difficult times.
“SOLO LO QUE SIENTO” by Pheelin feat. KÁ
Featuring lo-fi production, the first single by Pheelin features some groovy guitar work by Pheelin and Jubal alongside indie and Latin rock influenced vocals mixed with a brief rap feature by KÁ.
“thinking of u is such a chore” and “flowers” by Plants Salesmen
The first two singles by the indie and alternative rock band based in San Juan, “thinking of u is such a chore” and “flowers” show the group’s lo-fi aesthetic, Scott Pilgrim influences and groovy guitar sounds.
“Toska” by Wølves
Another track that sees the young artist exploring his emotional side, Wølves’s “Toska” presents the artist finding ways to cope with his loneliness, depression and addictions.
“Mundo Negro” by Bruze Wave
Featuring some trap production, Bruze Wave’s “Mundo Negro” is a tune that shows the artist exploring dark subject matter as he demonstrates how one can fall into the underworld due to certain elements, among them being depression.
“Ella Quiere” by Bruze Wave X Young Abel
A tune that features some light and danceable production, the latest collaboration by Bruze Wave and Young Abel is a single which has some potential for high replay value in late night playlists and strip clubs.
“ELEVANDO” by Yung 17
Featuring eMe’s lo-fi production influenced by 8-bit video games, the first single by Yung 17 is an emo rap tune that explores drug use through storytelling lyrics.
“Ella Sabe” by Kyoshi Reyes
Featuring some really upbeat trap production, the latest single by Kyoshi Reyes is a tune that shows the artist’s ability to make late night playlist bangers which will surely have listeners dancing.
“Distancia” by VaRez
Featuring some production influenced by mid 2000’s hip hop and today’s trap, the latest single by VaRez shows the artist exploring some melody while still displaying his rapping skills while he touches on the subject of criticism.
“Día Tras Día” by Del Verbo
A boom bap hip hop production, the latest single by lyrical rapper Del Verbo is a showing of his abilities as he raps about his struggles, work ethic and the state of Puerto Rican hip hop culture.
“Razón de ser” by Del Verbo ft. MalaCara, Mr.Flow The Show, Siloé Andino
A fantastic collaboration between all of the artists, the latest Del Verbo single from the upcoming album, Belleza Cruda, is a boom bap production that sees the main rapper alongside MalaCara, Mr. Flow The Show and Siloé Andino reflecting on their life experiences.
“NO MAS" by TIME MACHINE SQUAD (Rex Jay, Multifacético, Lady Step)
A collaboration between conscious rappers of multiple generations, TIME MACHINE SQUAD’s “NO MAS” asks listeners to reflect on their use of violence and potential violence, especially in the way gun fire has been directly connected to multiple deaths around Christmas and New Year’s time in Puerto Rico.
“La Bella y La Bestia” by Mil Raices feat. AIZ 731
A blend of Latin rock, reggae and hip hop, the latest collaboration between Mil Raices and AIZ 731 takes the classic tale of “The Beauty and the Beast” and tells a modern version of the love story.
“Lloripari”, “Carta Abierta”, “La Scene Queen” and “Neo” by Rafers
As one of the most active newcomers, Rafers released a variety of singles this past month. To begin, in “Lloripari” he delivers a danceable track that shows glimpses of his mainstream potential as he presents a tune that might play well in party playlists. Meanwhile, “Carta Abierta” shows Rafers exploring indie rock and jangle pop sounds as he continues to demonstrate his mainstream appeal. Aterwards, “La Scene Queen” presents Rafers exploring more trap and R&B influenced sounds as he practices a blend of singing and some autotune-heavy melodic rap. Finally, “Neo” shows the artist’s mainstream appeal once more as he manages to deliver a song with a simple instrumental and an infectious chorus.
“Pa’l After” by Galdo Vega
A trap production prepared for the night life, Galdo Vega’s latest single is one that will surely make listeners dance and go wild when performed live.
“Lo Malo Se Fue” by Young Faby feat. Juliani
Featuring some trap influenced production, the latest collaboration by Young Faby and Juliani is a track that shows the musicians reflecting on their ambitions and how material possessions and money play a part in their lives.
“Adicta” by Young Faby feat. Luis Lega
A mix of trap and R&B, the latest collaboration by Young Faby and Luis Lega is a tune with potential to be added in late night playlists.
“Hago Mi Rap” and “Lobo Gris” by Jaxi Reaper
As one of the most active rappers this month, Jaxi Reaper released two singles this past November. The first of these, “Hago Mi Rap,” is a heavy boom bap production that presents the artist flexing his lyrical abilities while rapping about his craft and how he does it the way he wants. Meanwhile, “Lobo Gris” is a dark yet soulful boom bap production that highlight the artist’s beatmaking skills.
“Existencia” by Negro Gonzalez
After releasing his latest album, Anécdotas, earlier this year, Negro González released this single on November, which serves as an introspective look at his person in and outside of rap.
“Mal Hablá” by Sély
The first single by the young singer-songwriter, Sély’s “Mal Hablá” is a call for listeners to reflect on the amount of rape and domestic violence occurring around the island and what one can do to change said problem.
“Oldest Colonia” by Siete Nueve
Released as part of the promo material for the new clothing line by Pícalo, Siete Nueve’s “Oldest Colonia” is a boom bap lyrical production that begs listeners to reflect on Puerto Rico’s colonial status.
“Vida No Vuelve” by Meca Uno
Another entry into the latest Hip Hop Boricua compilation, Meca Uno’s “Vida No Vuelve” is a boom bap production that invokes listeners to enjoy life to the fullest as one never really knows if death is right around the door.
“Slow Pace” by Basement Royalty
The first single for their upcoming debut project, Basement Royalty show their pop punk and alternative rock influences all over “Slow Pace” while demonstrating their mainstream potential.
“Maestría” by Miguel Apollo feat. FOKINFROID
Influenced by reggaeton and dancehall sounds, the latest collaboration by Miguel Apollo and FOKINFROID is a story driven love song that will surely have listeners dancing.
“Just Like That” by Blxxdshot
Featuring production by Hon Ja, the latest single by Blxxdshot is a track that provides a dark and reclusive atmosphere demonstrating how it will play well in the narrow corners of the night.
“Vuelve y Suma” by Tek Uno
The latest chapter in the Tek Uno vs. Residente saga, Tek Uno’s “Vuelve y Suma” is a response to Residente’s “Uno Mas” as the rapper goes all out trying to defend himself while attempting to present the famous musician as a two-faced conniver.
As mentioned previously, Puerto Rico’s indie scene shows no signs of slowing down as each and every month delivers a vast amount of singles, especially from the fields related to hip hop and electronic music. Hopefully, the upcoming months will show more activity coming from other genres. Nevertheless, the indie scene’s future seems extremely bright.
Listen to some of the singles in the following Soundcloud and Spotify playlists
Fernando E. E. Correa González is the author behind over 20 self-published poetry books. He has been published by literary magazines & journals [Id]entidad, El Vicio del Tintero, Sábanas Magazine, Smaeralit, The Occulum and Tonguas. Other than writing, Correa is also a filmmaker, photographer and master’s student. He currently lives in his native Puerto Rico.