In anticipation of the release of her first solo album on Friday, Ileana Cabra Joglar shared a mini-documentary to show the making-of iLevitable.
The 21-minute film includes behind-the-scenes shots from the recording studio, iLe’s creative process for the album and interviews with iLe’s older brothers, Eduardo Cabra and René Pérez from Calle 13.
iLevitable was co-produced by iLe and Calle 13’s drummer Ismael Cancel. Eduardo arranged and plays keyboards on the LP. Check out the Haciendo iLevitable (Making iLevitable) below:
The singer and songwriter, also a vocalist for Calle 13 during her teenage years, talked to Billboard about her upcoming album and what inspired her bolero ballad style corta venas (wrist-slashing) tunes.
“The songs definitely have that air because I grew up with that music, thanks to my grandmother, father and mother. And ever since I was little I was fascinated by it … I always liked old music. This is really the music that I wanted to do, and it’s an idea that became stronger as time went on.”
iLe is set to perform during the indie showcase at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York on July 7.