Déjenme Llorar by Carla Morrison on Apple Music

14 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born in Tecate in Baja, Mexico, Carla Morrison has a magical voice. Morrison’s 2012 studio album is sung in Spanish and titled Dejenme Llorar, which translates as “let me cry”—a fair warning that she leans hard on her sadder musings here. “Apagué mi Mente” sets the tone, with spare bass lines slow-dancing with lilting piano notes before Morrison’s beautifully haunting voice comes in with cellos. She sings that turning off her mind and igniting her soul is the only thing she can do to make sense of this world. “Me Encanta” picks up the pace a little, with a semi-sleepy shuffle providing a scooting rhythm alongside organ drones and Morrison singing like a young Hope Sandoval. The percussion here and throughout Dejenme Llorar is a unique-sounding concoction of drums and other household materials, like jugs of water and trash cans. The album was recorded in Morrison’s apartment, with producers Andres Landon and Juan Manuel Torreblanca from the group Torreblanca. In the standout song “Hasta la Piel,” the deep resonance of a mariachi guittarón nicely contrasts her feathery vocals.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born in Tecate in Baja, Mexico, Carla Morrison has a magical voice. Morrison’s 2012 studio album is sung in Spanish and titled Dejenme Llorar, which translates as “let me cry”—a fair warning that she leans hard on her sadder musings here. “Apagué mi Mente” sets the tone, with spare bass lines slow-dancing with lilting piano notes before Morrison’s beautifully haunting voice comes in with cellos. She sings that turning off her mind and igniting her soul is the only thing she can do to make sense of this world. “Me Encanta” picks up the pace a little, with a semi-sleepy shuffle providing a scooting rhythm alongside organ drones and Morrison singing like a young Hope Sandoval. The percussion here and throughout Dejenme Llorar is a unique-sounding concoction of drums and other household materials, like jugs of water and trash cans. The album was recorded in Morrison’s apartment, with producers Andres Landon and Juan Manuel Torreblanca from the group Torreblanca. In the standout song “Hasta la Piel,” the deep resonance of a mariachi guittarón nicely contrasts her feathery vocals.

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About Carla Morrison

Raised on a diet of Patsy Cline and José Alfredo Jiménez in Tecate, Baja, California, Latin Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter/indie pop singer Carla Morrison played in numerous rock bands before striking out on her own in 2009 with her debut EP Aprendiendo a Aprender. A deluxe edition of the EP followed one year later, along with her debut full-length Mientras Tú Dormías..., produced by Natalia Lafourcade. Another EP, Jugando en Serio, appeared in 2011, leading the way for her second studio album, Déjenme Llorar, in 2012. The album went gold in Mexico, and earned a pair of Latin Grammys. The inevitable deluxe edition of Déjenme Llorar was released in 2014, and Morrison debuted a new single in September 2015, "Un Beso," in anticipation of the release of her third studio long-player, Amor Supremo, later that October. Amor Supremo Desnudo, an all-acoustic version of her prior outing, followed in 2017. ~ James Christopher Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
  • BORN
    Jul 19, 1986

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