Maxim Meyer-Horn

1 Jul 2020

Nathy Peluso: “Language Has Never Been a Musical Barrier For Me”

Nosotras amamos Nathy Peluso. The Spain-based Argentinian singer is probably one of the most interesting singers from Latin America and has amazed the whole world with her incredible mix between soul, R&B, jazz, and salsa. Her first three EPs have made us curious for her first album, scheduled to come out later this year. We had an interview with the incredibly talented artist about her new single “Buenos Aires” and her highly anticipated LP. You can find a Spanish version of the interview below.

You’re back with a new song called “Buenos Aires”. What was it like writing about your childhood?

Rather than writing about childhood, I wrote about nostalgia for any past. It was a gesture of sincerity to write about something as natural as melancholy.

It’s the second single of your second album. How is the second album different from your first?

We recorded “La Sandunguera” on very limited resources, from the beginning. Now that I can identify my attributes in music, I have the luxury of composing from a different consciousness. It’s an album on which I had the opportunity to spend the necessary time and dedication, play with great musicians I admire, and prove my versatility. It is definitely a quality leap for me.

You’re blending traditional sounds with modern beats. Why do you think this formula is successful?

Because the root never goes out of style and connects us to the depths of our history. It is something passionate, uncontrollable, and unconscious. Modern beats are also avant-garde; we need this reinvention and feel the progress. Both sensations combined are something very powerful.

Your releases have been very diverse so far. What is the common thread between all your songs?

Freedom and experimentation; to be able to talk openly about my human experiences.

You’re making big international steps with performances planned at Coachella. Do you feel it’s difficult to convince non-Spanish music lovers?

Language has never been a musical barrier for me. Music is intuitive and, if we sing from the heart, the meaning goes beyond words. I am very excited to be able to share my music all around the world.

You moved to Spain and live there now. Did this new environment inspire you as an artist?

Being a nomad keeps me in a kind of mode of a constant nostalgia, which is very inspiring. I also learn a lot from all the countries I visit and each person I meet.

You love to dance on stage. How does that allow you to express the feelings you’re singing about in your songs?

Letting my body flow with the music makes me feel free, on and off stage. It is just another tool with which to convey what I intend to.

You’re still a very young artist with a great vision. What are your future plans?

I hope that my album will open up some big doors for me. I hope my songs help me connect with my audience, but also inspire new audiences. I’d love to play all over the world and record a lot of albums.

Nathy Peluso’s album will be released later this year.

Volviste con una nueva canción llamada “Buenos Aires”. Como fue escribir sobre tu niñez?

Más que escribir sobre la niñez, escribí sobre la nostalgia de cualquier pasado, fue un gesto de sinceridad escribir sobre algo tan natural como la melancolía.

Es el segundo single de tu segundo álbum. Como se diferencia tu segundo álbum de tu primero ?

La Sandunguera fue un disco hecho con muy pocos recursos y desde el descubrimiento de mi proyecto. Ahora que identifico mis herramientas en mi musica, he podido permitirme el lujo de componer desde una consciencia diferente. Es un disco al que he podido dedicar tiempo y artesanía, tocar con músicos que admiro y demostrar mi versatilidad. Desde mi punto de vista supone un salto de calidad para mi.

Estas mezclando sonidos tradicionales con beats modernos. Porque pensas que está fórmula es exitosa?

Porque la raiz nunca pasa de moda y nos conecta con lo más profundo de nuestra historia, es algo pasional, incontrolable, inconsciente. Y los ritmos modernos son vanguardistas, necesitamos esa reinvención y sentir el avance. Ambas sensaciones combinadas son algo muy poderoso.

Estas haciendo pasos muy grandes a nivel internacional con shows como Coachella. Pensas que es difícil convencer a los que no hablan español? 

El idioma nunca ha supuesto una barrera en lo musical para mi, la musica es intuitiva y si se canta de corazón el significado traspasa a la palabra. Estoy muy emocionada de poder compartir mi música en todas partes del mundo.

Te mudaste a espana y seguís viviendo ahí ahora. Este ambiente nuevo te inspiró como arista ?

El ser nómada me mantiene en una nostalgia constante que me resulta muy inspiradora y además aprendo mucho de todos los paises que visito y cada persona me enseña algo nuevo.

Te encanta bailar en el escenario. Como te permite eso expresar lo sentimientos sobre los que estas cantando en tus canciones ?

Fluir con el cuerpo sobre la música me hace sentir libre, arriba del escenario y  abajo de él. Es una herramienta más con la que transmitir lo que me propongo.

Todavía sos una artista joven pero con una gran visión. Que planes Tenes para el futuro?

Espero que mi disco me abra puertas importantes, que con mis canciones logre conectar con mi público y con público nuevo y seguir inspirando cada vez a más gente. Deseo tocar por todo el mundo y hacer muchísimos discos.

El album de Nathy Peluso se va lanzar al final de este año.

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