Rising Country-Latin duo, Kat & Alex have released “Gira de Desamor,” the Spanish version of their latest track, “Heartbreak Tour,” today. “Gira de Desamor” was written by Kat & Alex and produced by Brad Hill (Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne) and is the duo’s first release entirely in Spanish, following their debut single “How Many Times,” that featured a Spanish chorus.
Growing up, Kat and Alex both spoke Spanish exclusively until first grade. Kat was raised in Miami and is a first-generation American from a Cuban family, and Alex is of Puerto Rican descent, originally hailing from Northwestern Georgia and later moved to Miami. Their familial experiences and musical tastes consisted of exposure to both Country and Latin music, which they have taken inspiration from to create their unique sound. Now with “Gira de Desamor,” they continue to pay homage to their Latin heritage and bring a new life to “Heartbreak Tour.”
“Since we first began Kat & Alex, it’s been extremely important for us to include our Latin heritage in our music,” says Kat & Alex. “‘Heartbreak Tour’ was the first song we released written solely by the two of us, so it only made sense to take those lyrics and translate the song fully into Spanish. ‘Gira De Desamor’ takes our personal story of ‘Heartbreak Tour’ and opens the song up to a whole new audience.”
“Desde que comenzamos Kat & Alex, siempre fue muy importante para nosotros incluir nuestra herencia latina en nuestra música,” dicen Kat & Alex. “‘Heartbreak Tour’ es la primera canción que escribimos juntos y tiene mucho sentido de traducirla al Español como ‘Gira de Desamor’ donde tomamos nuestra historia personal de ‘Heartbreak Tour’ y la compartimos con nuestra audiencia hispana.”
“Heartbreak Tour” was originally released in April, and upon its release, the song quickly garnered attention from the likes of American Songwriter, Billboard, CMT and The New York Times who dubbed the song “an earnest power country slow-burner.”
Earlier this month, Kat & Alex were named CMT’s Next Up Now Artist of the Month for June 2021. CMT premiered the music video for “Heartbreak Tour” on CMT Music and CMT.com and is on rotation throughout the month of June. Watch the video now HERE.