Folk Videos

Ane Díaz Grieves on Passionate Folk Track ‘Carmela’

Los Angeles-based artist shares a taste of her reimagined Venezuelan folk songs taken off her upcoming LP due June 9, 2023.

Roots and connection are at the forefront for Ane Díaz and her upcoming album of reimagined Venezuelan folk songs, Despechada, due June 9, 2023 via LaunchLeft. What is used to describe being heartbroken, having a love affair, or “without your soul,” Despechada‘s sentiment illustrates Diaz’s longing for her homeland of Caracas, Venezuela and finds a way to bring the most beloved and cherished moments of her country home.

On the artist’s latest single and video “Carmela,” Díaz’s narration is of deceit and heartbreak, grieving to the soul of Carmela. The single’s passionate delivery is held by the flame of Díaz’s vocals that are thick with affliction and virtue and burns throughout the track.

An organic percussion moves with the inflamed passion and gradually builds the betrayal and tempo. The horn solo reflects the gnawing of pain at the heart and reinforces the stirring state of confusion on the repetitive cry: “Oh, love is to blame, oh Carmela, that I see myself in this mess Oh, four thousand wishes have olle Carmela, four thousand wishes have the woman who falls in love, Olero, lero, lero, lero lay, lay / Ay el amor tiene la culpa, ay Carmela, que yo en trabajo me vea Ay, cuatro mil deseos tiene olle Carmela, cuatro mil deseos tiene la mujer que se enamora, Olero, lero, lero, lero lay, lay.”

“This song is a fulia oriental,” says Díaz. “Fulias are originally from the Canary Islands, where my dad is from, and it was adapted by different parts of the country. These types of songs are now played in town parties and celebrations: for people to exchange their day, personal grievances, love stories followed by a chorus’ answer.”

And as the track weeps and seeks an answer, the accompanying visual takes viewers throughout the streets of Venezuela and moves through faces and their stories across the striking oil-simulated paintings. All generated by a Stable Diffusion application and directed by Nathalis Pizarro, the video moves with pain and illustrates an additional layer of time not stopping for the heartache.

Connect with the artist:

Website | Instagram | Spotify | Bandcamp

%d bloggers like this: