Biznaga: How to turn bad luck into an opportunity


When they had already decided to make a living from music, the pandemic arrived and ruined their plans. Just ten before the declaration of the state of alarm, Biznaga had just published Big Screen (2020). But instead of being carried away by pessimism, they took advantage of the confinement to compose their next album: Bremen does not exist, which has just seen the light. A work in which they delve into intergenerational reflection, the role of technology or our role as humans between a past that has not ended and a future that is at stake.

“We wanted to establish an intergenerational dialogue that would impact both the people of the 80s and the 90s, the 2000s or the generations to come,” explains the formation. We swing between past and present, with our sights set on a future that has not arrived, or that could arrive if we work the current reality well. We try that our speech is not alien to anyone. Many of the things that this album tells have been repeated, are going to be repeated or are even going to be accentuated more».

That is why his disk swings between one time and another. «That our present has similarities with the past gives us the opportunity to learn from the mistakes made: if the bad comes back, the good can also come back, “they say.

Social networks, the addition to the screens and the tyranny of the algorithm are also present in the lyrics of their songs. Regarding the latter, they see it as difficult to overcome, but they advocate more family and school education, as well as government initiatives at a national and European level, to set limits and create critical awareness.

Biznaga sees today’s cities as not places. «To achieve more sustainable cities we should start by changing the approach of urbanism and architecture. Cities can be green and humanistic, but before building anything, you first have to have an idea of ​​what the city should be like”, they say.

They talk about all this and more topics such as festivals, the climate crisis and culture in this interview from Santiago Lozano for igloo.