International Pop Underground: For Spanish Pop Duo Pipiolas, There Is No God (in Life & Love)
Were any religious conservatives to take offence that Spanish pop duo Pipiolas have called their debut LP No Hay Un Dios —'There is no God'— songwriter Paula Reyes Morillas has a message for them: "Just in case: I don't care," she says.
"For me, there's no God," Reyes offers. "There's only people in life at the present, connecting with other people... We are individuals living inside a society. For me there's no more. I choose to not have faith [in God], only to have faith in other people, and what we have in the present."
Though the title doubles as a declaration of Reyes' religious beliefs, the phrase came from a conversation with a friend about another subject. One that's the central preoccupation of the album: the place a romantic relationship holds in one's life.
Doing their first-ever interview in English, with Anthony Carew on The International Pop Underground, Reyes and her partner-in-crime, fellow actor Adriana Ubani Álvarez, talk about the themes at play on No Hay Un Dios.
Plus they discuss their short film Crying Mañana, the positives and negatives of being raised on the Disney Channel, and how Pipiolas is an alter-ego that never gets switched off.
Feature image: Jesus Leonardo