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