Natalia Lafourcade celebrates the cycle of life with ‘From All Flowers’ – San Bernardino Solar
Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade will carry out at Fantasy Springs Resort On line casino in Indio on Thursday, Nov. 30 in help of her newest album, “De Todas las Flores.” (Picture by Claudio Pellettieri)
For Mexican singer-songwriter Natalia Lafourcade, the highs and lows in life are a part of a holistic human expertise that connects us intimately to one another. Themes of life and demise may very well be related to unfavorable or optimistic reactions, however for Lafourcade, processing these emotions in her newest album, “De Todas Las Flores” (“Of All of the Flowers”), is as pure because the life cycle of a backyard.
“This album might be one of the private I’ve finished up to now, and after I completed the recording classes, I used to be very nervous. I didn’t know if folks would really like this idea that was so private and so bare to the soul and emotion. I really feel very grateful to see how everybody has opened their hearts to obtain this music,” Lafourcade mentioned in a Zoom name earlier than a efficiency in Cancun, Mexico, that additionally marked the beginning of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Useless).
She’ll headline Fantasy Springs Resort On line casino in Indio on Thursday, Nov. 30 and the Bésame Mucho Pageant at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday, Dec. 2. Lafourcade plans to dedicate the primary half of the present on the on line casino to enjoying her newest launch from begin to end and invitations the viewers to go on a journey of self-discovery and reflection.
“It’s not a straightforward album, and the lyrics comprise large ideas,” she mentioned. “It’s going to be an interior journey inside your personal being via the music within the first half of the present, and then you definitely’ll really feel reborn with a lovely occasion with songs from the previous and all of the music that I really like from my nation like bolero, cumbia, and salsa. It will likely be a deal with for all of us.”
“De Todas las Flores” flexes and interweaves a number of totally different genres that Lafourcade has embraced all through her 20-plus 12 months profession, which embody Latin folks, son jarocho, bossa nova, cumbia, bolero and Jazz sprinkled in. Followers can catch these acquainted sounds on the album, which comes as the primary assortment of unique music since 2015’s “Hasta la Raíz” (“To the Root”), however with an rising degree of confidence that guides listeners via a darkish cave of her unconscious and regularly walks them on a path of enlightenment.
Earlier in her profession, Lafourcade mentioned she used to really feel a weight on her again if she wasn’t releasing new music, however she’s discovered to like and belief the method by appreciating the connection to her artistry and followers over the pressures music business tradition.
“I’ve a really shut relationship with the writing, and it’s very intimate. It needs to be from the soul and are available from a singular and particular place,” she mentioned. “After I actually take the time to understand the spirit of no matter I’m doing, it leads to an excellent place, and there’s a second the place I’m like, ‘If no one likes this, I don’t care.’”
Among the many outstanding themes of the “De Todas las Flores” is demise, which Lafourcade has grown extra comfy with participating. She and R&B singer Miguel teamed up for the track “Keep in mind Me” for Pixar’s 2017 movie “Coco,” which takes place in Mexico on Día de los Muertos. For Lafourcade, celebrating the vacation means discovering the time to play music for the dearly departed.
“I all the time attempt to deliver myself to a spot the place I will probably be doing a ritual on that day, and it needs to be music for me,” she mentioned. “As a result of to me, that’s the best way I can provide on this life and the best way I can provide my like to others. Typically I attempt to see if it’ll be a live performance however final 12 months I didn’t have any so I invited many buddies to my home, and we performed music, arrange an offrenda (an providing), meals and pictures of our family members.”
The album additionally embraces the themes of demise immediately with the track “Muerte” (“Dying”), the place she opens up the observe by declaring her appreciation of demise with a poem-like serenade over jazz instrumentals. She sings, “I give due to demise /For instructing me to stay/For inviting me to exit/To decipher my very own luck.”
“I believe it’s crucial to present consciousness and to do not forget that life comes with the truth that ultimately demise will come, and demise is in life,” Lafourcade mentioned. “They each come collectively like many issues, like gentle/darkish, tone/distinction and day/night time. It’s not uncomfortable in any respect to speak about it and to understand it. It’s about making your life the perfect that you could, each single second, regardless that you is perhaps going via a really troublesome second. You are taking it as an expertise of one thing that you’ll be taught from and being current in that is essential in life.”
Lafourcade has been within the music business for the reason that early 2000s and holds the report for many Latin Grammys gained by a feminine artist at 17 wins. “De Todas Las Flores” added to her record-holding standing as she picked up three extra awards on the 2023 Latin Grammys, together with wins for report of the 12 months, finest singer-songwriter album and finest singer-songwriter track.
Whereas she has loved success along with her musical profession, Mexico’s regional music has discovered current chart success.
In keeping with Luminate’s 2023 Mid-Yr Report, Regional Mexican music is the fastest-growing Latin subgenre in the USA. As of the tip of August, the style has grown by 56% in On-Demand Audio streams within the U.S. Regardless of the style not being one thing that Lafourcade performs herself, she finds the success of Mexican music thrilling.
“Music is the best expression of tradition and historical past that’s occurring on the time, and it captures the story,” she mentioned. “Music captures the sound of an period, and proper now it’s wonderful what number of totally different genres you’ll be able to take heed to (popping out of) Mexico. You’ll be able to see how the totally different genres are taking one thing that doesn’t have something to do with their type and are very impressed. It makes me proud to see how everybody in numerous components of the world are tuning in not just for the music, however the tradition in Mexico, too.”
As Lafourcade wraps up her tour, she’s trying ahead to getting a while again to herself and channeling her inspiration once more.
“The very first a part of subsequent 12 months, I actually need to take a break to work on new music, she mentioned. “It’s crucial to present myself house and create one thing new, however as I mentioned, that’s one thing that takes time to search out the music.”
When: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30
The place: Fantasy Springs Resort On line casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio
Tickets: $59-$79 at fantasyspringsresort.com.
Additionally: Midday on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., Los Angeles. Tickets are bought out however followers can be a part of the waitlist at besamemuchofestival.com.