So I decided that every Saturday I will dedicate a post to whomever I think deserves to be called my personal Artist Of The Week. I will be providing videos of my favourite songs, lyrics that I love, and last but not least the reason I got addicted to them.
This week, I choose Julieta Venegas.
I first listened to Julieta’s music roughly 5 months ago. I downloaded some of her songs based on a recommendation off of last.fm. Her songs struck me as catchy, sweet, perky, and of course, I understood nothing she said! However, I continued to download her music and fell in love with each and every song I heard. Eventually, seeing as I had no clue what she was saying, I stopped listening to her songs as often as before.
A few weeks ago, as I sat with my friend Lisa, one of her songs played on my laptop and Lisa immediately started to sing along (I didn’t even know Lisa spoke Spanish, but what the hell). She told me Julieta was one of her favourite artists and started translating all the songs to me. I couldn’t help but fall in love all over again! And ever since then, Julieta’s songs are all that I listen to!
Now, a bit about Julieta herself. Julieta Venegas (born November 24, 1970 in Long Beach, California, United States) is a Mexican-American singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter who performs Spanish-language rock and pop music. Venegas, who grew up in Tijuana, began studying music at the age of eight and went on to join several bands, including Tijuana No!, before starting a career on her own. In addition to singing and writing her own songs, she plays instruments including acoustic guitar, accordion, and keyboard. She has won two Latin Grammys and one Grammy. She has four studio albums released; “Aquí”, “Bueninvento”, “Sí”, and “Limón y Sal” (my personal favourite!).
Now, here are some of her songs.
“Me Voy” (My ultimate favourite song!):
“Eres Para Mi”: