Using one of the most important words in the Spanish language, lucha (struggle), in their latest album title, La Vida Boheme’s stirring new LP completes a courageous trilogy that began with the attention-grabbing “Nuestra” and continued with the somber-toned “Será.”
After documenting the increasing opaqueness of the their lives in Venezuela on Será, the members of La Vida Boheme moved to Mexico, where they were joined by Calle 13 founder turned producer Eduardo Cabra in the studio.
The record opens with a spoken word intro by former Uruguayan president and “less is more” icon José Mujica. “¿Te molesta si canto?” (“Do you mind if I sing?”) lead singer and songwriter Henry D’Arthenay repeats on the first song, “Voce”, parting the curtain on an album that echoes eighties punk and new wave and at the same time updates the sound of the folklore-rooted Latin American protest song movement.
La Lucha will be released Friday (March 24) on Nacional Records, but Billboard has the premiere of La Lucha in its entirety. Take a listen below.
La Lucha track list
El Milagro del Sur
Pupitres en Fuego
La Luna y el Sol
Mi Mar Mi Nada
No Contaba Con Eso