Mexican singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade recorded Musas "on a whim," during vacations in Brazil. "That always happens. I start working while on vacation," Lafourcade tells Billboard ahead of the release of the new instrumental-driven record due May 5.
"It wasn't in my plans to release a new album, but I had this desire to record with Los Macorinos and just make music for myself. But now here we are, releasing a new album."
Musas, an emotional and graceful homage to Latin American music and songwriters with original songs and covers of classics like Violeta Parra's "Qué he sacado con quererte," follows the artist's Grammy and Latin Grammy-winning LP Hasta La Raíz (2015) in collaboration with Los Macorinos (Juan Carlos Allende y Miguel Peña), an acoustic guitar duo who accompanied Mexican legend and icon Chavela Vargas in various musical projects.