Carla Morrison

Carla Morrison

MEXICO CITY- Mexican Songstress Carla Morrison returned in a big way with her follow-up to last years Latin GRAMMY nominated album Mientras Tu Dormias- Dejenme Llorar (Out On Carla Morrison Musica/Cosmica Records OUT NOW) Her most personal and fully realized record to date. It has been nominated for FOUR Latin GRAMMY Awards including RECORD OF THE YEAR, SONG OF THE YEAR, ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR, AND ALTERNATIVE SONG OF THE YEAR (winning ALTERNATIVE ALBUM AND SONG OF THE YEAR respectfully). The album has also been nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album category.

Co-Produced by Juan Manuel Torreblanca (from the group Torreblanca) and Chilean expatriate via Mexico City artist Andres Landon- Morrison chose to hole up in her soon to be vacated apartment on the quiet streets of her beloved hometown of Tecate, Baja California to record what would become Dejenme Llorar. Having the music already pen to paper, notes on tape- Torreblanca and Landon along with Tijuana-based musician/engineer Alejandro Jimenez (of the up and coming band Los Rhodes) recorded for 2 intense (and intensely hot) weeks. The near empty apartment was adorned with a few couches to sleep on, bed mattresses were used to sound proof the bedroom, which served as the live/recording room. Using the Innovation of Imagination, Carla and Co. used unorthodox means of recording. Rather than trying to isolate the vocals in a closet or separate room- Carla had her vocal mic set up on the apartment balcony overlooking her beloved Tecate. Pans filled with water, beans, along with utilizing found harpsichords and utensils- the record took on a life of it's own. Guest musicians in this phase of the recording included Guitar/Guitarron Player Gloria Estrada from the Latin GRAMMY nominated act La Santa Cecilia and drummer Carlos Maria. Recording then moved to Mexico City where Leonel Garcia contributed background vocals on the title track, Solo artist Sol Pereyra performed Trumpet.

Dejenme Llorar is a body or work which should be sold with a box of Kleenex and at the same time uplifting in that "i'mgoingtogetthroughthis" kind of way. The record sonically is a bridge between the sparse looping of her first EP Aprediendo A Aprender and the full bodied-Natalia LaFourcade- produced Mientras Tu Dormias. Morrison holds absolutely nothing back, from the Guitarron-fueled 2nd Single "Hasta La Piel" to the lovers lament "Olvide", which then brings you to the 1950's era Mazzy Star inspired "Eres Tu".

Carla has made major in-roads since releasing her self-produced debut EP back in 2010. She has toured the U.S. and currently is enjoying a huge wave of success in her native Mexico and toured Europe for the first time this past spring.

Carla performed at the legendary Vive Latino Festival in Mexico City. It showcased Morrison at her emotionally rawest, with more than 15,000 fans singing along. She has already been invited back for the 2013 edition, along with other festivals such as Lollapalooza Chile. Dejenme Llorar...Just let her cry.

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Monday, May 20 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Independent

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