A different take on 'La Llorona' Mexican folk song
"Our approach was to present the song in a style that has not been heard before: with pre-Hispanic instruments, piano, and in a duet with ethereal voices and vocal harmonies, both male and female..."
Coming from Mexico City, we have always dreamed on making our own rendition of ‘La Llorona’, which is probably one of the most emblematic folk songs of the Mexican collective imagination and is generally heard on guitar and sung in ranchero style.
Our approach was to present the song very differently, in a style and with an instrumentation that has not been heard before: with pre-Hispanic instruments, with piano, and in a duet with ethereal voices and vocal harmonies, both male and female, -distinctive characteristics in our music as OMEworld-.
Among the many verses of the song, we carefully chose those that represented what we wanted to say and haven't heard before in any other version out there; we also incorporated a bit of the Nahuatl language.
We made 2 different versions of the song, one version with piano, and another one which we call the 'Ethereal' version; the latter does not have the piano and is a little more minimalist in sound, a stripped down version that focuses more on the pre-Hispanic instruments and the voices; it's truly magical
In both of our versions, we managed to generate a melancholic atmosphere that sounds like a soothing yet haunting lullaby inviting you into the world of the Weeping woman and her story that echoes through time, resulting in a powerful and emotional music charged with mysticism and Mexican essence.
You can listen to them on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp, and any other digital platform as well as YouTube.