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