¡Otra semana, otra canción! Amigas, esto es “Duele”, de Lu.
Más de Paty (y amigas)
This is yet another post I had sitting in my drafts folder for some reason, but hadn’t gotten around to sharing. (Before long, I’m going to end up running out of those and have to start scouting again!) I know that I’ve been sharing a lot of Paty Cantú lately.
There are several good reasons, one of which I will share: I have received a few of her CDs recently for birthdays, etc., and I’m absolutely taken with her voice! Bear with me. I’ll eventually give you a bit more variety. Read More
I happened upon this interesting number while doing some research on another tune by Lu. Ironically, I was looking for a happier substitute (lyrically) than the aforementioned, but this song also deals with leaving and losing. Having a hard time getting away from that theme in Latina Pop!
On the other hand, it’s so beautifully festive and almost peppy, both musically and visually, that it acts as almost a pick-me-up to anyone who doesn’t understand the lyrics. Read More
I really love this song! Ironically, I was researching another number by Lu — one I’ll share with you algún día pronto — when I decided to put that one on the proverbial back burner and break out this upbeat little love song. (The other one was likely more reflective of my dark mood these days, but I’ll spare you the details about that.)
Okay, for those of you who already do speak/understand at least some Spanish, perhaps I should have warned you: tear-jerker!. (For those who don’t, “La vida después de ti” translates to “Life after you”. Yeah, it’s definitely a dry-your-eyes-afterwards kind of song.)
However, musically, the song is so beautiful that I had to share it anyway. The lyrics are beautiful, too — just beautiful in a very sad way. Also, it has been helping me learn some pronunciation, since I’m so addicted to it that I listen to it 3-4 times per day.
My first encounter with Sra. Cantú was several months ago, before I first shared her hit, “Suerte” with you. Indeed, when I first stumbled across “La Vida…”, it was in searching for more Paty Cantú tunes. It was quite by accident that I learned that she had first recorded this number with partner Mario Sandoval as a part of the duo Lu back in 2006.
Paty also performs the song live and solo and does a marvellous job. Still, I always enjoy hearing heterogeneous voices blended to bring rich harmonies and pleasing textural combinations, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before. If, however, you’d like to experience Paty’s concert performance, it can be found at https://youtu.be/fpnCq1m2m5k.
As always, I welcome your thoughts on this music, or comments on any other topic discussed here. And I apologize for not posting more about my training experiences. I have been in review mode for a while now and haven’t had that much exciting progress to share, I’m afraid. (Trust me — I’m quite disappointed in me, too!)
A couple of weeks back, Joaquin shared a video with us from one of his new favorite groups, Lu. Bueno, here’s another one for you. The music and lyrics are encantadores.
And the video? Well, it’s pretty peculiar. I’m talking early-80s peculiar. You’ll see. I hope you enjoy “Si Tu Me Quisieras” as much as mi hermano and I did. We’re early-80s peculiar, también. (And then some!)
¡Hasta luego, amigas!
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