Today Columbian born, now Canadian based artist Lido Pimienta has released “Eso Que Tu Haces” (Austra’s Genocracy Remix). Featured on Pimienta’s widely celebrated sophomore album Miss Colombia, “Eso Que Tu Haces” is a roaring declaration of discovery, as Pimienta exhales loudly, “Eso que tu haces / no es amor” (“that thing you do / is not love”).
Canadian producer Austra (aka Katie Stelmanis) remixes “Eso Que Tu Haces” by blending pulsing and electronic sounds with Lido Pimienta’s anthemic vocals, reggaeton and cumbia inspired beats.
“I don’t mean to brag but I recognized Lido as a superstar years before everyone else did and I’m very happy the rest of the world has finally caught up,” Austra said. “It was an absolute honor to remix this track para mi reina.”
Pimienta will also featured on The Room, the upcoming album from super-producer Ricky Reed (Lizzo, Jason Derulo) which will be released on August 28. The record will also feature contributions from Duendita, Leon Bridges, and Jim James.
Yesterday it was announced that Miss Colombia made the 2020 The Polaris Prize Short List. No stranger to The Polaris Prize, Lido’s album La Papessa took home the grand prize in 2017. The winner will be announced on October 19.
Check out “Eso Que Tu Hace” (Austra’s Genocracy Remix) below, and stay up to date with Lido Pimienta via their socials.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.