Adriana Abenia: “Just as there is an age rating in a movie, there should be one in music”

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Adriana Abenia He has stripped naked to share his life story in life nowa book of brutal honesty in which she talks about the demands of fashion, the sexual assault she suffered as a reporter, the lie she told on her way out of Save me or real motherhood.

Among all these and many more topics, there is also room for music. They break it down in each episode because there is songs that are inevitably associated with certain moments.

Although he confesses that his tastes are more classic or from a more independent scene, he also listens to Bad Bunny. That Yes, he has something to say about reggaeton lyrics.

Adriana Abenia more honest than ever: “It is the book that I would have liked to have had when I broke into pieces”

Let’s talk about music, there is a playlist in your book, what role does music play in your life?

Very important because I think that, like smells, it makes you place yourself in a moment until you almost perceive what is happening. There are songs that have accompanied me at different times and take me back to the past in such a real way that I needed to include them.

You open with the letter of Hot n Cold by Katy Perry, do you often play this song so you don’t forget?

No, no, no… that’s the song I used to enter the set with when I started on television and it reminds me of all that. That’s why the book starts there. It is impossible to avoid that era because it is precisely when everything in that program broke. There are many others worse. With Portishead I have enjoyed the best moments with Sergio, hugs, in the bed in his room…

In your childhood you were in love with Miguel Bosé, would you have fallen in love with the person he is today?

Crazy in Love. You tend to believe myths when you are little and he has evolved and is not the person I thought he was. When you fall in love you are not objective. He was super nice when he kissed me covering a music event, years later. In fact, the Triana song, I thought it was dedicated to me, that it said Adriana. I scratched that record so many times I played it on my parents’ record player. He fascinated me.

Wonderwall by Oasis in the chapter dedicated to fashion.

When I arrived in Milan and went to the agency for the first time they had that record playing and it was repeated over and over again. Every time I went to that agency there were those songs. The beginnings in Milan are that song.

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By the way, speaking of fashion, I suppose that if your daughter told you that she wanted to be a model, you would be upset, right? A world that is too demanding.

It feels bad for me to say this, but yes, apart from the fact that I am making an effort at all times because she… not now that she is five years old, but when she has more meaning in life and more power of decision, I will try to make her the one who choose your path, but to like it, I wouldn’t like it at all, at all, at all. I want it to somehow scratch more of the stability that another job can provide you and in which there is no scrutiny surrounding the body. I don’t want the body to be valued in my house, it is just a shell, I want it to take care of other aspects of its life. Also, I don’t want her to build her image around what others may say about her. Really, I hope not… hahahaha…

In the one dedicated to getting older you turn to Bad Bunny and Where she goes.

It sounded many times on our car radio while writing the end of my book that we were in Santi Petri. The lyrics are super catchy, which is dedicated to Kendall Jenner, and hits her hard, I don’t know how many times Luna has asked me what popola is and I don’t know how to explain it to her…hahahaha… I’m speaking to you as a mother because I had not considered this before, I am outraged by the meaning of the songs, especially by reggaeton artists. I find them very catchy, they seem fun to dance to, but I think that now, at a time when there are so many sexual assaults, in groups and talk about gender violence, all these messages that we send to a society that is evolving , developing and growing, are the worst. Just as there is an age rating in a movie, I think there should be one in music. No matter how much art it is, not being able to escape to those songs when you are with your little daughter in the car is terrible. It’s super heavy. We have become accustomed to this and these poems do not build a society in which respect prevails. If we really want to make a change in our society and for women to be more respected, which is already the case, we cannot give coverage and freedom to these types of songs without controlling who listens to them. Yesterday I heard that children had never consumed as much porn as they do now and from so early

There is Dorian, Viva Sweden… do your personal tastes move towards this indie?

I really like Radiohead, Oasis, I loved Aerosmith… in the end, raised in the ’80s and ’90s. Yes, I am up to date with the songs, but I see that, with the exception of some works of art that can be made now, the music of before stood the test of time better. Now almost all of them sound the same and are made to be consumed and not difficult to say goodbye to. Now, since they use the same base for all reggaeton songs, they all sound the same.


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