The announcement of the release of ‘The King of Spain’ comes on the same day as the rapper’s arrest to serve 9 months in prison.
The Planets have announced that this coming Friday, February 19, they will publish a new song entitled The King of Spain which, as its name suggests, will be about the monarchy with all the “flow of detachment, anger and scorn” that they have shown in their latest releases.
It will be, as his office describes in a press release, “rock and roll with guilt and victims, inviolable and not subject to responsibility, for whose acts the people who endorse them will be responsible.”
His ironic announcement comes just one day after the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasél to serve 9 months in prison after being tried and convicted of crimes of glorification of terrorism and insults to the Crown because of his verses and statements on social networks.
This episode, which follows other similar ones such as that of the rapper Valtonyc, has raised various manifestos demanding his freedom that have been signed by influential members of the cultural sphere such as Joan Manuel Serrat, Pedro Almodóvar, Javier Bardem, Vetusta Morla, Santiago Auserón, Coque Malla, Ismael Serrano or Pedro Guerra.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Carlos Díaz at El Refugio Antiaéreo de Granada last January, El Rey de España has been produced by Los Planetas and features music and lyrics by its vocalist, Juan Ramón Rodríguez, better known as Jota.
He will take over from his most recent releases, the also acidic La nueva normalidad, in which they denounced the injustices of the free market and private property, and El negationista, in which they used the image of Miguel Bosé to attack propaganda .
Temporarily autonomous zone (2017) was the last album of this veteran Granada band, fundamental in the emergence of alternative music in Spain, which began its journey in 1994 with Super 8 and which has several emblematic albums of the genre such as Una Semana en the engine of a bus (1998).