CAMÍNA – “Forever and Always”

1 month ago

CAMÍNA releases her new Latin-infused trip-hop power ballad & video “Forever and Always”.

“Forever And Always” is a hypnotic, electronic-infused trip-hop track with Latin influenced rhythms. CAMÍNA reminiscences about the time spent with those in her life who passed away over crackling organs and thumping bass. It’s a plea to the departed, begging them to know how much they are loved. 

Constantly playing with a relationship of identity and duality, CAMÍNA creates a musical universe filled with divine feminine emotion, cultural wisdom and insightful imagination. CAMÍNA draws on various genres including electronic music, trip hop, lo-fi R&B and avant-garde. Saldivar grew up singing in the church choir, where her musical mentor was Kevin Jonas Sr, father of the future Jonas Brothers. A classically trained opera singer, she previously toured with Broken Social Scene and The Polyphonic Spree.

Inspired by her Spanish heritage, eclectic upbringing, and recent travels, including an ongoing sabbatical in the New Mexico mountains, CAMÍNA is the culmination of Dallas-based musician Ariel Saldivar’s life. “Camina,” means “walk,” and her debut album, Te Quiero Mucho, dreamily wanders through personal narratives about love and loss, ruminations on current events, and finding strength in the face of adversity.

 “This record is about resilience and honoring my heritage and those that have come before us,” says Saldivar.

Te Quiero Mucho features deep base infused with hazy, crackling instrumentals, layered with Saldivar’s soulful vocals. A chameleonic desert chanteuse with a sharp tongue and a soft heart, CAMÍNA shifts between frustrated longing (“Cinnamon”), playfully quirky (“Burn For Eternity’), and heartfelt desire (“Forever and Always”). One could imagine her singing in a dusty roadside chapel, strains of organ music wafting through the air, a radio tuned to a Spanish station lazily buzzing in the background.

CAMÍNA is an artist curator turned artist who has brought utilitarian theory to life and exhaled harmonious duality as a result. She says, “CAMÍNA draws upon her experiences within the contemporary art world to craft sounds that are subtly complex. She infuses different musical influences with ruminations on magic, landscape, and powerful femininity, drawing the listener into a world that is familiar, yet doesn’t exist.”

Learn more at www.caminamusic.com and follow @CaminaMusic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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