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LaLiga feature heartbeats of 90 unborn babies in new sound identity

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Award-winning composer Lucas Vidal created the track in Madrid, Prague and London with 130 musicians. Photo; Laliga


LaLiga has unveiled its new sound identity, a musical composition which featured heartbeats of 90 unborn babies to represent the fans of the “future”.

La Liga said over 3,000 pregnant women took part in the process in May and 90 were chosen.

“One for each year since LaLiga’s inception in 1929,” LaLiga said in statement, adding that “the 90 heartbeats represent the fans of the future and care has been taken to incorporate them into the very heart of the music.”

Developed by international composer Lucas Vidal, the new sound identity was recorded in Madrid, Prague and London and saw a total of 130 musicians of 20 nationalities take part in its recording.

“It’s an epic, integrating and recognisable sound that all Spanish football fans can identify with,” LaLiga president Javier Tebas said.

“We’ve made it with impeccable professionalism and added an international flavour, in keeping with LaLiga itself, so that supporters from all over the globe feel that the music belongs to them.”

The idea was born in the Spanish capital, where the initial demo was put together and the finishing touches added to the final piece.

Vidal noted that fans applauding in a rhythmic and constant manner, a sound with which all football supporters across the globe can relate to.

“Heartbeats and applause are intrinsically linked and bring energy together to generate a state of collective happiness and excitement,” explained Vidal, a one-time Emmy and two-time Goya winner.

He said the melody, stands out for the way it brings wind and string instruments together and crescendos.

“The main melody, which is played by horns and trumpets with vocals, fluctuates between four chords that look to connect with LaLiga fans’ positive emotions,” Vidal said.

“Instruments from different cultures are used in the song in a bid to give it a more universal feel,” he added.


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