“I am another you” is a Mayan thought that blurs the limits of personal bonds, extending individuality to any being that we choose to look in the eyes, allowing us to find something shared in each others stare. Y La Bamba principal Luz Elena Mendoza spent a great deal of time in Guadalajara the past year and birthed from those experiences is Entre Los Dos, a new 10-inch out September 20 via Tender Loving Empire.
Through the veins of Luz runs Purépecha blood. Adapting to new environments over and over again, she has become someone who constantly questions and empowers through music: her great teacher and tireless companion.
Entre Los Dos is the follow up to critically acclaimed Mujeres (NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard), Y La Bamba’s most recently released full-length album (February 2019). This EP comes as a collection of portraits, affinities, and new visions from Mendoza’s time in Guadalajara, Mexico. These are songs and powerful prayers, created with their purpose being to protect the land and its people, recognize the ancestry that burns in our hearts, and treasure wisdom weaving healthy bonds that reflect self-love with dignity.
The creative flow of Entre Los Dos moves without stopping, without resisting its own form. It adapts, migrates, and fuses with its environment and receptors. The adrenaline of a new beginning moves us, but also leaves a fragile space where the fear of being cornered and devoured may exist. When you float in foreign waters, you cannot do more than surrender to doubt and become one with the death. The world is dangerous, and even more so when it comes to surrendering blindly to love.
Y La Bamba kicks off another run of tour dates, traveling into the Midwest and then heading to Europe. Tickets for all shows are on sale now with more to be added.
Source: Press Release