Ecuador-born, NYC-based Maria Usbeck will release her stunning, bilingual sophomore album Envejeciendo on August 16th via Cascine, the follow-up to her 2016 debut record Amparo which was co-produced by Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek. Following the release of “Amor Anciano” and “Nostalgia,” the record’s third single “ObscuroObituario” is available now. “I’ve always wondered if the fear of death increases as you get older and as you start discovering illnesses,” she explains of the track. “’Obscuro’ touches upon this fear and the idea of someone watching over you from the afterlife.” Listen to the song HERE and via Highsnobiety.
Envejeciendo (Spanish for “aging”) is a concept album exploring the universal obsession with youth and our preoccupation with growing older. Told with humor and tenderness, the album is an eccentric collection of dreamlike pop songs, sung in a mix of English and Spanish. Pre-order the album here: https://ffm.to/envejeciendo.
Maria Usbeck will perform a hometown album release show in Brooklyn next month onSeptember 4th at The Sultan Room at The Turk’s Inn. More info and tickets can be found HERE.