After a series of successful debut singles, alternative rock singer-songwriter Rothrigo has released his debut album Apple Juice on April 15. The album is a collection of eleven songs with a common narrative centred around feeling like a teenager and imagining your future self in different situations. “I think it reflects several appreciation moments of innocence before entering or getting close to adulthood,” says Rothrigo. Through the album’s 11 tracks, the Madrid-based artist narrates the experience of growing up and the emotions one experiences through the pivotal stages of adolescence.

The songs on the album vary in style, length, and energy, but they all share a youthful, dreamy, and colourful attitude towards ageing. From dreaming about moving into a house with your loved one, forgiving old friends, or being immature in love, Rothrigo ends the album with a hopeful, late-’60s inspired song to conclude in a high-spirited and open message. Sonically, the album is an upbeat and multicoloured exploration of the ’60s and ’70s sound.

“I am very lucky to finally share my debut album Apple Juice,” says Rothrigo. “It has been an incredibly fun, yet challenging process. I think it has a lot of charm and colour – I love how all the songs make sense together.”

Cover art for “Apple Juice” by Rothrigo

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