Mexican pop-rock is dominated by Natalia Lafourcade’s combination of upbeat yet weirdly maudlin at times lyrics and could-have-starred-in-Amelie aesthetic. She’s another one I can play over and over again without getting bored and sing along to (badly). These are all the best Natalia Lafourcade songs you need to add to your playlist.
The second this song starts to play I start to think I can sing. Yo te llevo dentro hasta la raaaaíz… The video is also super cool and worth watching at least once.
She looks like an edgy oompa loompa in the video (and has a definite early Julieta Venegas style vibe) and if that isn’t reason enough to listen to the song, I don’t know what is.
Unlike most bitter breakup songs, Lo Que Construimos manages to actually be a mature reflection on what happens when a relationship ends. Still, if you want a good sob after a breakup, this is the song to do it to.
Love comes to an end sometimes, and that’s OK. A José José cover plus an exquisite hat.
Her most recent single and one that’s been on constant repeat in my flat since it was released. This is edging out some past classics as one of my favourite Natalia Lafourcade songs right now.
7. Amarte Duele
Taken from the soundtrack of the same name, Amarte Duele is a more understated song than some of her later work. As a side note, everyone should watch the film which is essentially about a Mexican Romeo and Juliet romance.
Because every quirky singer needs a song in which she plays ukulele and sings at the same time. Aventurera is definitely one of the best Natalia Lafourcade songs.