Natalia Lafourcade: the constant hommage to Latin America

Musas is a new turn for Lafourcade and the culmination of years of music making. She wrote her sixth studio album while she was still touring her previous effort, the sophisticated pop opus Hasta La Raíz, which saw her following her own path, earning big accolades and garnering commercial success in the process.

Working at full speed, Musas became a sprawling work. It feels intimate and organic, and also serves as a mini lesson in Latin American music, since she covers songs from the likes of Violeta Parra, Roberto Cantoral and her beloved Agustín Lara, as well as features from legends like Cuba’s Omara Portuondo and Los Macorinos, Chavela Vargas’ frequent collaborators.

The record is inspired by the Latin American songbook. And as it was explained by the singer, she wanted the album to feel like “home”. She explains  I wanted a project that would allow me to connect with traditional folk music, especially Latin American folk and the songwriters I admire.

Lafourcade has made a career out of her search for new sounds to adorn her melodies. In each of her efforts, she demonstrates a deep love for melody in all its forms, exploring it every way she can, and garnering a huge following in the Spanish-speaking world. Throughout the years, she has evolved into one of Mexico’s best songwriters and singers, thanks to her deep knowledge of music history and her ability to craft picturesque songs.

Do you feel the connection to Latin American folk music in Musas? Let us know what you think through the comments or through our social networks!

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