“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I am Ruth Lorenzo and we are The Raspberry Pattern. Fucking enjoy this ride!” shouted an emotional Ruth Lorenzo just after opening her show singing an opera piece that leaked online some months ago, proving that it is actually her who can belt out those notes. Amazing. This was the Spaniards first live show with her band, sold out in two days, by the way (the place was packed!). She continued her set with ‘I Am’, “Every breath I’ve got inside, can you feel me?” she sang. Well, Miss Lorenzo, one would have to be made out of damn cold stone not to feel you. She only needed one song to demonstrate what The Raspberry Pattern is all about. Something that in this glossy poppy bubblegum world many people may not understand, but that something is called real music.
‘Elevate’ is a pure emotional rock, ‘Burn’ is a softer radio-friendly track while ‘Eternity’ is an astonishingly beautiful poem. And last, but of course not least, was Bloodline, a magical cocktail of Evanescence’s obscurity, Paramore’s slick and Snow Patrol’s mainstream pop-rock, all sprinkled with Ruth’s unique passion and vocal range.
She even had time to sing in Spanish, the soft rock Paramore-ish ‘Me Tienes Loca’, plus the track she penned for her X-Factor mentor, Dannii Minogue, ‘Cos You’re Beautiful’, a more than catchy tune that also proves her writing skills. She also delivered amazing covers of ‘Highway To Hell’, Muse’s ‘Sing For Absolution’, and, yes, you guessed right, Purple Rain. Do I really have to describe how that sounded?
The whole concert took Ruth’s music proposal to another level. Ruth is no longer a X-Factor product. Ruth is a product of her own. Her looks, her sound, her style, her band. It has taken her two years to develop this, but man, it was more than worth it. I would wait another ten years for something like this. With Ruth Lorenzo and The Raspberry Pattern you get what it says on the label, which is most definitely the authentic meaning of music, and the good one.