Colombian-Canadian artist Lido Pimienta has shared her colourful, evocative new record Miss Colombia.
Pimienta calls the long-awaited third full-length album a set of cynical love letters to Colombia as her voice shines atop steel drums, electronic rhythms, and woodwinds. Miss Colombia refers to the infamous 2016 Miss Universe mishap when host Steve Harvey crowned the contestant from Colombia instead of the contestant from Philippines, which sparked racist online rhetoric from Colombians around the world. After that, Pimienta re-examined her relationship to Colombia, looking at the struggle between the love for her birthplace and its marginalized communities.
Miss Colombia features powerful singles that truly revolve around Pimienta’s throaty vocals, which we’ve already heard on previously released singles “No Pude,” “Eso Que Tu Haces,” and “Nada.”
Stream Miss Colombia below.