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Natalia Lafourcade

One of the more colorful and charismatic pop artists to emerge in Mexico during the early 2000s, Natalia Lafourcade debuted in 2003 with a fascinating solo effort before switching to a rock band format, Natalia y la Forquetina, and proved herself worthy of acclaim in whatever guise she chose. Born Natalia Lafourcade Silva on February 26, 1984, in Mexico City, she took an early interest in music, for her parents were musicians. She knew at an early age that she wanted to become an artist, and over the course of her childhood she studied accordingly: painting, theater, and music, including such instruments as flute, guitar, piano, and saxophone, as well as singing. Though she attended a Catholic middle school, Instituto Anglo Español, Lafourcade spent several years living with her mother in Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico, where they both studied music. Some of her cited contemporary influences are Fiona Apple, Björk, Café Tacuba, and Zuco 103. With time, Lafourcade was taken under the wing of Loris Ceroni, a well-regarded Italian producer perhaps best known for his work with Alejandra Guzman. Recording at Le Dune Estudios in Italy, he produced the bulk of what would later be released by Sony Norte as Natalia Lafourcade (2003), with the remainder of the album produced by Aureo Baqueiro back in Mexico. An eclectic, free-spirited album encompassing everything from gentle bossa nova-style acoustic guitar to hard-hitting dance beats, often within the same song, Natalia Lafourcade is a fascinating album of pop confetti anchored by well-written songs and charismatic singing. It found a captive audience in Mexico, generating four hit singles ("En el 2000," "Busca un Problema," "Elefantes," "Te Quiero Dar"), topping the album chart, and going three-times platinum. Moreover, it wasn't only consumers who were captivated by the album, as Lafourcade earned four Latin Grammy nominations for her debut effort: Song of the Year ("En el 2000"), Best New Artist, Best Rock Solo Vocal Album, and Best Rock Song ("En el 2000"). She also earned a standard Grammy nomination for Best Latin Pop Album. In 2004, the following year, Lafourcade assembled a four-piece rock band, Natalia y la Forquetina, also comprising Alonso (drums, programming), Chanona (guitar, bass guitar), and Yuno (accordion, keyboards). Fernando Eimbcke, a filmmaker who had directed the video for "En el 2000," invited Lafourcade and her new band to record a song for the soundtrack to his film Temporada de Patos (2004). The song, "Un Pato," is a reinterpretation of a traditional bossa nova, "O Pato," and it marked the debut of Natalia y la Forquetina. Meanwhile, the band worked on a full-length album with producer Emmanuel del Real, aka Meme, from the band Café Tacuba, and also with Baqueiro once again. The resulting album, Casa (2005), is indeed the product of a genuine rock band, with surging electric guitars driving many of the songs. Though considerably more one-dimensional than Lafourcade's self-titled debut, and not quite as successful, Casa nonetheless spun off some hits, topped the album chart, went platinum in Mexico, and won a Latin Grammy for Best Rock Album by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Furthermore, the band arrangement facilitated Lafourcade's emergence as a concert performer, and indeed, she took Natalia y la Forquetina on the road, touring extensively throughout Mexico over the course of a year's time. Their last show was August 18, 2006, after which Lafourcade disbanded la Forquetina and resumed her solo career with the classical EP Las 4 Estaciones del Amor (2008). She then returned to pop with the Grammy-nominated Hu Hu Hu (2009) and Mujer Divina: Homenaje a Agustín Lara (2012), as well as Hasta la Raíz (2015). ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Natalia Lafourcade

  1.   Song
  2.   En el 2000
  3.   Te Quiero Dar
  4.   Let's Get Out
  5.   Mi Lugar Favorito
  6.   Tiempo al Viento
  7.   Hasta La Raíz
  8.   Verano
  9.   Casa
  10.   Georgina
  11.   Alimento de la Vida
  12.   Nunca Es Suficiente
  13.   Mango
  14.   Invierno
  15.   La Cigarra
  16.   Ella Es Bonita
  17.   El Amor Acaba
  18.   En Tus Ojos
  19.   Amor, Amor De Mis Amores
  20.   Otra Vez
  21.   Estoy Lista
  22.   Amarte Duele
  23.   Tic Tac
  24.   Noche Divina
  25.   Me Voy de Casa
  26.   Duele
  27.   Partir de Mí
  28.   Slowly by Leiva
  29.   No Más Llorar
  30.   Lo Que Construimos
  31.   Ya No Te Puedo Querer
  32.   Antes de Huir
  33.   Para Qué Sufrir
  34.   Coplas Guajiras
  35.   Piensa En Mí
  36.   Imposible
  37.   Mujer Divina
  38.   Y Todo Para Que
  39.   Primavera
  40.   Siempre Prisa
  41.   Azul
  42.   O Pato (Un Pato)
  43.   Solamente Te lo Doy a Ti
  44.   Con las Hojas las Hormigas
  45.   Ser Humano
  46.   Suelo
  47.   Mañana Olvidaré
  48.   Cuando Todo Cambia
  49.   Cursis Melodías
  50.   Elefantes
  51.   Azul by Leonel García
  52.   Piensa en Mí by Paco Familiar
  53.   María Bonita
  54.   Morir Y Renacer
  55.   Si No Pueden Quererte
  56.   Hu Hu Hu
  57.   El Amor Es Rosa
  58.   Introducción
  59.   Busca un Problema
  60.   Palomas Blancas
  61.   Oración Caribe
  62.   Limosna
  63.   Otoño
  64.   Un Lugar Para Renacer
  65.   No Viniste
  66.   Niño Hojas
  67.   Gusano
  68.   Saul
  69.   Mirame, Mirate
  70.   La Fugitiva
  71.   Running Too Fast
  72.   Hawaii - Bombay
  73.   Vámonos Negrito
  74.   Hora de Compartir
  75.   Cuarto Encima
  76.   Farolito
  77.   En Direccíón Contraria
  78.   Aventurera
  79.   Te Quiero Ver
  80.   El Destino
  81.   Look Outside
  82.   En el Dos Mil
  83.   Jardín by Liquits
  84.   El Amor Es Rosa by Forquetina
  85.   Casa by Forquetina
  86.   Ser Humano by Forquetina
  87.   O Pato by Forquetina