In recent years, lots of Catalan musicians (I mean, singing in their own language) began to move away from traditional folk music, springing up new bands in many other genres.
In broad terms, I'd talk about two different musical trends on the subject:
- On one hand, those tunes that bring me joy and IDK why remind me a little of summer. Hilarious, incisive and often foul-mouthed lyrics which don't shrink from anything, making social criticisms and even treating eschatological issues.
- On the other hand, the more mellow and lo-fi side of Catalan indie talkin' mainly 'bout lost traditions and old lovers.
Here are some examples:
Antònia Font - Canta Pepet i Marieta - Me Moles
Els Amics De Les Arts - JeanLuc Inspira - Focs i Brases
Mishima - Un Tros De Fang Manel - Al Mar!