The singer Mirella Cesa recognizes that the danger of merging her songs with Ecuadorian folk music, especially with Andean rhythms and instruments, is that sometimes folklore can sound imposed and forced.
After 10 years of career, the assembly is subtle in themes such as En ti and La Corriente, the first is her most recent single and with the second one which she launched at the beginning of the year the artist will represent Ecuador in the International Festival of Song of Viña del Mar 2018, in Chile.
La Corriente, which is part of a rhythmic reef, fuses quenas and charangos with ‘beats’ of the urban genre; while In you, product of its romantic vein, has musical arrangements that fuse the sounds of the traditional Ecuadorian requinto, the charangos, zampoñas, bass drums and maracas with the current sound of the synthesizers. “In “En ti” a ballad that fuses pop with Andean instruments and that electronic ‘beat’, somewhat vintage,” says the artist, for whom Ecuadorian folklore is part of her essence. In his latest songs he has sought to update his sound “without losing her identity”
Her new song can be read both in love and spiritual, she says. “That phrase that says ‘My soul thirsts for you, my mouth longs for you’, which is so sensual, is a biblical verse. Then you can dedicate it to a person, but it also talks about my beliefs, my love for God, “says Cesa, who published the video of the song three weeks ago.
The videoclip, directed by Pamela Dueñas, was filmed in a lagoon on the outskirts of Guayaquil, with the same vintage and felt imprint of the song. “When I say ‘in you I want to lose myself’, it is also that I want to accept what I am, I want to accept my essence, because only in that way can I be able to love the rest.” Cesa takes the nomination to compete in February in Viña as a reward for the effort of 10 years of work.
“At this moment in my career I have control of what I want, I feel that people know more what I am,” says the singer, worried about a personal stamp that has to do with surrendering to her Ecuadorian roots. “I really like the ballad, but at the shows I want there to be a lot of dynamics and that’s what songs like La Corriente give me; in Viña they were looking for something rhythmic, and that’s why I signed up with that song”. (I)