Juracán’s “Moraleja” is the first single from his upcoming self-released EP Niño.
The brains behind Juracán, Pierre Carbuccia is a Puertorrican multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the Dominican Republic and now resides in Portland, one of the world’s alternative rock capitals. Carbuccia is now releasing Niño and he’s putting out “Moraleja” as lead single. Meaning “moral” in Spanish, the song’s title conjures up a clever game with its lyrics: “¿Cuándo va a ser que vamo’ a entende’ / que nadie tiene la respuesta a nada?” (When are we ever gonna learn / that nobody has an answer). The only song with lyrics in his latest release, “Moraleja” encourages the listener to search answer from within rather than looking for them elsewhere.
Though Juracán’s lyrics are worth musing over, it is at coming up with dreamy instrumentals that he truly shines. In fact, by the end of the song his vocal tracks are so intermingled with each other that it’s hard to make out what he’s singing. It’s a nice little touch to a song whose vocals end up mirroring its instrumental, as the true backbone of “Moraleja” is its interplay between the several guitar lines playing behind Carbuccia’s vocals. Carbuccia might be the only person behind Juracán and a guy with longish hair who plays guitar, but he’s hardly the singer-songwriter type. Ethereal and introspective, “Moraleja” is a song that has been dreamed up rather than written.