LA-based, Latinx singer-songwriter Maria Blues to release the official music video for the sultry single “Que Suene”
“Blending traditional Ska, with heavy elements from the third wave sector, and Latin influences, Maria Blues’ execution is graciously clean.” – Girl Underground Music
Bilingual ska and Latin alternative artist Maria Blues is set to release the official music video for the single “Que Suene” on July 20, 2020.
Directed by RedHeartMedia, the music video takes viewers into a psychedelic dream, where a man finds himself at a pool party dancing with a jazz age-style ballerina as well as the other attendees to the song’s hypnotic blend of cumbia and ska rhythms. Imagery of skulls and diamonds are scattered throughout the video, adding to its dark and seductive ambience.
“Que Suene” can be found on Maria’s debut album, Look Who It Is, which was released in December 2019. The album is a collection of nine energetic and sexy songs, featuring an eclectic fusion of styles, including reggae, ska, soul, and cumbia. Maria delivers carefully crafted melodies with vocal prowess in both English and Spanish, presenting a distinct, female-led approach to the new generation of ska and Latin alternative music coming out of Southern California.
Maria wrote all the songs on Look Who It Is in addition to producing and performing a variety of instruments. She is also joined by a talented brass section and solid backing vocalists.
Regarding the album, Deli Magazine remarks, “Blues’ lyrics switch between English and Spanish and seek to uplift those who don’t often feel that they have a voice, especially women.”
“Most of the songs have been part of my life since my teen years,” explains Maria. “For example, ‘I Wish’ is dedicated to one of my closest friends that went through grief. ‘Alguien Mejor Que Yo’ is probably one of those songs that I can’t help but to feel emotional every time I sing it because a break-up or a heartbreak sucks. I try to stay true to myself, and with that I hope to inspire other women to pursue their art.”
ABOUT MARIA BLUES:
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and drummer at heart, Maria Blues is a Chicana artist from Los Angeles who plays a fusion of ska, reggae and Latin American rhythms with a hint of soul. Her stage name comes from one of her favorite Manu Chao songs, “The Merry Blues”. In addition to Manu Chao, she also draws inspiration from Amy Winehouse, Juan Gabriel, Chavela Vargas, and Mon Laferte. Before diving into her own songwriting talents, she previously played drums with several LA-based ska bands, and she still occasionally plays drums with other ensembles. Hailing from the hardworking and historic neighborhood of South Los Angeles, Maria Blues strives to inspire those whose voices are not usually heard and to capture the hearts of all audiences. In December 2019, she released her debut album Look Who It Is.