Following in the footsteps of his cousin Dani
, David Otero Martin, aka El Pescao, was the second member of Spanish power pop outfit El Canto del Loco
to pursue a solo career, following their 2009 self-imposed hiatus.
Born in Madrid in 1980, he studied law and aeronautical management, before replacing original guitarist Iván Ganchegui in the early lineup of the hugely successful band, which scored four number one albums and 11 chart-topping singles during the noughties, one of which ("Despiertame") Martin penned. Taking advantage of their end-of-decade break, he released his debut solo album, Nada Lógico, under the guise of El Pescao (taken from one of the band's songs) in 2010. Written, performed, and produced almost entirely himself, the album, which featured several tracks discarded from previous El Canto del Loco
sessions, showcased a more experimental side, flirting with electronica, indie pop, and folk, alongside collaborations with hotshot producer Carlos Jean
, DJ Wally Lopez
, and Brazilian vocalist Ana Cañas
. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi