Camila Moreno , new album Rey out now

02/07/2021

Recognition came quickly to Camila Moreno’s career. In 2009, her song “Millones” was nominated for a Latin Grammy, just months after the release of her first album Almismotiempo. Her debut album took her to Europe, Mexico and Asia, establishing her as one of the most relevant young names in Spanish-language music at the end of the decade.

The next step was a radical change in her approach – until then more associated with an acoustic sound – with the surprising Panal, produced by Cristián Heyne and mastered by Dave McNair in New York. That work showed the artist’s rebelliousness, escaping the label of “singer-songwriter” and approaching the sonorities inherited from Radiohead, Bjork and PJ Harvey.

She scored the HBO series Prófugos and collaborated on stage with Calle 13, Pablo Milanés, Pedro Aznar, Joan Manuel Serrat, Julieta Venegas and Ximena Sariñana. She has performed at Lollapalooza, Frontera and Maquinaria festivals in Chile, Estéreo Picnic in Colombia and Vive Latino in Mexico.

In June 2015 Camila Moreno released her third album, Mala Madre, which reached a record 73,500 downloads in its single day of free availability. In August was the live launch of the album, in front of a packed Teatro Cariola.

In September her song “Te Quise” was chosen as the main song for the Italian film La Prima Luce. In the same month, Camila made her debut as the host of her own radio show, Diario Nocturno, for the Spanish radio station Gladys Palmera. October saw her participation in the tribute album to El Dorado, a classic by Aterciopelados, also featuring Carlos Vives and Kevin Johansen.

At the end of the year, Mala Madre was named Record of the Year by El Mercurio’s weekly Wikén, and was among the favourites of important media: La Tercera and radio Rock & Pop de Chile, Remezcla (USA), Mute Magazine (Argentina) and Me Hace Ruido (Mexico). In May 2016, Camila Moreno was the big winner at the Pulsar Awards, the main Chilean music awards. She received awards for Best Pop Artist, Record of the Year (Mala Madre) and Song of the Year (“Tu Mamá Te Mató”).

In June Moreno performed a concert at the Teatro La Cúpula, attracting more than 2,000 people, in his most important show to date. In January 2017 they recorded their first live album at the traditional Teatro Oriente in Santiago.

For 2018 they announced the release of their album Pangea, which will have two volumes – one live and one studio. The first volume contains the Oriente show and the second will be a compilation of rarities, songs never released on records and a couple of new compositions. June saw the release of “El origen del arcoiris”, the first of these two unreleased compositions.

At the end of 2019, the first signs of the new musical and aesthetic route that Camila Moreno will follow appear with the single “Quememos el Reino”. During 2020 and in the midst of the pandemic, “Es Real”, “Hombre” and “Cerca” would follow, which have paved the way for a concept album that will come to life in mid-2021 and will be her return on a grand scale, six years after the well-remembered “Mala Madre”.

After the release of the singles “Hice a mi amor llorar” and the huge success of “Déjame” (in collaboration with Ximena Sariñana and Lido Pimienta) the Chilean announced her new album “Rey” with a release date of 20 August 2021.

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