Spanish-language pop singer Lido Pimienta dropped a video on Tuesday for her new single, “Nada”, which features Li Samuet of Bomba Estéreo.
Born in Columbia and raised in London, Ontario, Pimienta released her latest track ahead of her upcoming album, Miss Columbia, due out April 17.
“Nada” shows Pimienta going through the experience of motherhood, womanhood, and perseverance. Here she is, speaking in her own words:
“‘Nada’ was written a few days after I gave birth to my daughter … After giving birth, my body had a hole in it. I felt empty yet heavy at the same time.
That kind of pain, trauma and shock to the body is hard to explain. It’s ‘pungent’ pain, inside of you. It got me thinking about my period cramps when I was still a tween, not understanding why ‘being a woman’ meant to bleed and to hurt and yet, we are ‘the weaker sex.’
I wrote a lullaby to my baby, but I feel as though my daughter gifted me this song, to protect her and tell her ‘don’t be afraid of death, it is the least of your worries, you are a woman in the world. If death comes to your door, it wouldn’t be the worst thing that could happen to you.’”
Lido Pimienta heads out on tour this Friday in Sudbury. Here are the dates:
Mar 6, 2020 – Sudbury, ON @ Bloom Festival
Mar 13, 2020 – Chicago, IL @ Fullerton Hall @ Art Institute of Chicago
Mar 18, 2020 – 9:00PM – SXSW – ANTI- Records Showcase @ Javelina on Rainey
Mar 19, 2020 – 11:25PM – SXSW – She Shreds Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlies
Mar 20, 2020 – 2:00AM – SXSW – NPR Alt Latino Showcase @ Flamingo Cantina
Apr 25, 2020 – Toronto, ON @ Cecil Community Centre
Apr 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
May 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Public Records
May 14 – London, UK @ FLAWA Festival @ Space 289
May 15-16 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival
May 18 – Barcelona, ES @ Vol
May 19 – Madrid, ES @ Siroco
May 22 – Amsterdam, NL @ London Calling Festival
May 23 – Paris, FR @ Villette Sonique Festival
May 25 – Heidelberg, DE @ Queer Festival @ Karlstorbahnhof
May 26 – Berlin, DE @ Kometenmelodien @ Kantine am Berghain
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