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BORIA
Spain, Barcelona

About BORIA

A singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Barcelona. BORIA makes a blending dark indie-folk beautifully decorated with synthesizers and dreamy guitar layers, and a voice with rare raw emotion and inspiring style that leads you into a much simpler place to heal all those traumatic wounds. Boria's writing paints melancholy portraits of life, death, and love floating across his fingerpicking patterns ... read more

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Lluís Bòria

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Lluís Bòria

Guitarist Pianist Songwriter
Just me!

About BORIA

A singer/songwriter and guitarist born in Barcelona. BORIA makes a blending dark indie-folk beautifully decorated with synthesizers and dreamy guitar layers, and a voice with rare raw emotion and inspiring style that leads you into a much simpler place to heal all those traumatic wounds. Boria's writing paints melancholy portraits of life, death, and love floating across his fingerpicking patterns for which he has become known.


After playing in several different bands such a GetReal, The Archers, and most recently, Estúpida Erikah. The Catalan singer-songwriter took some time to reassess his goals and to re-brand his music before taking a step forward with this new project. Boria released “No man’s land” in June 2021, the first single of his debut album “Any place but now”. The music video of the song has been the first Catalan video worldwide premiered by the cinematographic digital platform FilmIn.

"Any Place But Now" is a desperate call for redemption, the quest of a getaway through the darkness of the mind, in a word: healthiness. Produced by Jordi Casadesús, mixed and mastered by Berni Jordana at TapeTone Studio, and edited by Great Canyon in November.


Singer-songwriter Joana Serrat (artist from London-based record label Loose Music)
features the sublime "What Were We", a 3 minutes acoustic masterpiece where both artists
work together as one, singing and playing along.

Unmissable for fans of Gregory Alan Isakov, The Cinematic Orchestra, or Damien Jurado.

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BORIA
5 months ago

Win a signed copy of "Any Place But Now".

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Hi!

There are 3 copies of my debut album "Any Place But Now" to win for those who share on their social media the following link. And only for those following me on N1m. So better chance to win. Isn't it?

how it works:

- Share the link on your social media (Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook).
- tag me @boria_music #winthealbum.
- Send me a capture of your post (here on N1H messenger).

that's all guys!

I will announce the winners at the end of the month.

Good luck!

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BORIA
5 months ago

Spotify playlist Musically Unexplained Symptoms

Now You can listen to this playlist curated and updated by me. Every month 9 new artists, from folk to rock and everything in between. Hope you like it! And if you did please, follow it!

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BORIA
6 months ago

The story behind a song: Part 3.


Song: Black Box.
Album: Any Place But Now.

Finding the right name for a song can be as hard as writing all of the lyrics themselves! Do I name it after taking a line from the chorus, bridge, or hook? What Am I trying to express: a specific emotion, what the song is about? These questions keep ringing around inside your head for weeks or months until the job is finally done. Yes, sometimes it takes more than you’d actually think.

I had several different names for this song: “This Love”, “Whirling Dust”, “Always Here”. But none of them were good enough, not in my opinion, they didn’t quite capture the essence, the meaning of the song. Having made me wonder myself about the meaning, I realized that it definitely was only through the whole lyrics, and I didn’t need it on the title. Then, the name “black box” just somehow, somehow easily popped up.

A black box, a small machine that records information about an aircraft during its flight. The analysis of the recordings brings some light to the causes of an accident.
In this case, the causes of the breakup.

If there’s something you want to know write your questions in the comments below.

Take care!

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BORIA
6 months ago

The Story behind a song: Part 2.


Song: The Encircling Silence.
Album:
Any Place but Now.

I’ve written about death several times and from different points of view since I decided to express myself through music. It’s always been a main topic in my song writing and I’m sure that I could write about it over and over again.

It wasn’t my first idea to talk about death. I had written part of the lyrics a long while ago and frankly I thought it’d be another sad love song. But suddenly something happened, a friend lost his partner after months and months of fighting against cancer. That event completely changed my approach when I started to work on the lyrics again.

I lost people too, all of us have. But never did I write about it like this. They were there and one day they just had vanished. I’ve never been close to someone relentlessly knowing that this time might have been the last time we share words with each other.

Then I wrote:
“I keep trying so hard
learning how to cope babe.
Inside the encircling silence
where you threw me.
In your final hours,
light as a feather.
Did I say enough?
Or
Did I show enough?”.

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BORIA
6 months ago

The Story Behing a Song



Song: Breathless.
Album: Any Place But Now.

There are some songs that put you in the right frame of mind when you are working on the sound of the album. The idea of using piano as one of the main instruments was just right with this song, Breathless.

Jordi Casadesus (producer) transposed my fingerpicking to piano and we started working from there making some changes on the fly to the song’s structure: A new intro, more repetitions on the second chorus and, my favorite one, Jordi plays a 3/4 piano pattern over the 4/4 beat, which starts at the second part of the song, creating a beautiful loop until it ends, abruptly.

So we got everything set up but the sound, something that we knew might take a while but we were sure would definitely freak you out. The magnificence of sound of the piano didn’t suit it at all though. It was too big, too classic and too clean. Jordi decided to use a mute rail in front of the hammers making it quieter and it worked surprisingly well. He went a step further, setting up all the microphones in front of the piano capturing all the imtricate little cracking sounds from the pedals and the quiet hammering of the keys and hammers. Something you can hear very clearly on “No Man’s Land” intro. I love the melancholy that this muted piano brings out in all the songs, as it tries to reach its own genuine sound.

Well, I don’t want to make these posts too long, just tell you a few curiosities of each song, but if there’s something you’d like to know, just write your questions on the comments below.

Take care people!

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