La Papessa Lido Pimienta

Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
02.09.2018

Label: Anti/Epitaph

Genre: Latin

Subgenre: Latino Pop

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Agua04:46
  • 2La Capacidad (feat. Las Acevedo, Diana Pereira)04:39
  • 3Quiero Que Te Vaya Bien03:27
  • 4Ruleta04:13
  • 5Al Unisono Viajan04:23
  • 6Para Quererte04:10
  • 7Fornicarte Es Un Arte (feat. Melody McKiver)04:44
  • 8En Un Minuto (feat. Andrea Echeverri)03:44
  • 9Quiero Jardines04:13
  • Total Runtime38:19

Info for La Papessa



La Papessa is the second album by Colombian-Canadian electronic musician Lido Pimienta. “I am overjoyed to start this new chapter with ANTI- and give my all to delivering beautiful music and connecting with more people,” said Pimienta. “I am ready to work together with this great team and be the best artist I know I can be.”

In 2016, Pimienta’s album La Papessa was the first 100% independently released and the first non-English-or-French album to win Canada’s prestigious Polaris prize. ANTI- will re-issue La Papessa this fall and release it on vinyl for the first time.

“Pimienta’s soprano voice anchors technicolor basslines, baroque strings, and militaristic snares, as she comes to realize that self-efficacy is the armor needed to combat tribulations both public and private,” said Pitchfork of the record.

Pimienta has performed, exhibited and curated around the world since 2002, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American diaspora and vernacular.

Lido Pimienta, vocals



Lido Pimienta
While her debut Color (2010) was an optimistic foray into pop music, La Papessa digs deeper, covering heavy subject matter, drowned in infectious, layered beats.

Here, Pimienta has found her footing as an independent artist: as a woman, and as a mother moving to the “big city” (Toronto) with her young son, all the while redefining the notion of what a pop Latina artist ought to be.

La Papessa take listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker, avant-garde electronic sounds, tackling a range of issues lyrically (sung entirely in Spanish), from the lack of potable water for Indigenous communites both in Colombia and Canada (“Agua”), to her mixed identity as both a Colombian and Canadian (“Al Unisono Viajan,” “Quiero Jardines”), to struggles with relationships (“La Capacidad,” “Ruleta”).

Lido’s piercing, explosive and heartwarming voice ties La Papessa together, resulting in a perfect labour of love and sound that highlights the creative voice of this fresh new voice. Onstage accepting the 2017 Polaris Music Prize, Pimienta described La Papessa as “an album about breaking up, about getting back on your feet by yourself in the big city, with your son and some drawings under your arm.”

“…a swirling commingling of dense, electronic production, Latin rhythms and sweels of Pimienta’s precise, thunderous voice.” – NPR

“[Lido] proves that an unapologetic hustle eventually can pry open doors and set the stage for a new generation of Canadian musicians.” – Pitchfork

“With an album of electronic Latin art-pop filled with empowering, socially-conscious lyrics not sung in any of Canada’s official languages, Ms. Pimienta was the darkest of dark horses, and an outsider most in the music industry never saw coming.” – The Globe and Mail

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