Featured: Lido Pimienta - "Buena Persona"


Featured: Lido Pimienta - "Buena Persona"
Color, Ku De Ta

We’re used to the light-hearted, optimistic Lido Pimienta spreading the love, telling us that music is a calming and healing agent and that we are all beautifully human. We love her for being such a positive presence, but we’re also glad that we get to see a darker side with “Buena Persona,” from her Color LP (soon to be released on vinyl). Unlike the multi-colored warm tones of her other songs, “Buena Persona” is all cold shades of grey.

The beginning of the song feels like standing nervously in the middle of an empty church, soft sunlight shining through stained glass. Pimienta’s voice sounds like it’s echoing from the high, arched ceilings of a sacred temple and the cadence of the percussion evokes a solemn procession. Considering the often religious undertones of a phrase like “good person,” the holy space setting of the song’s introduction is perfect. It makes you think back to all the not-so-great things you may have done recently and puts you in the repenting mood. I guess Catholic guilt doesn’t ever completely go away, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve parted with the Church. But, however uneasy it might make you feel, the song is so eerily beautiful that you’ll be spellbound.

8 comments :

Carlos Reyes said...

Along with "Progreso", this might be Lido's best moment yet. Absolutely mesmerizing!

Anonymous said...

So touching.

ElCholo said...

I am so glad she exists. La mejor cantante alter latina femenina BY FAR. Very prolific-ever-changing-ever-evolving.

HOT ASS HELL

Paquete completo.

Cannot wait to see her live.

Gus said...

Creo que es la mejor que ha hecho Lido, por mucho.

Anonymous said...

beautiful song, so dark

Anonymous said...

How do you buy this? I can't find it for sale but I dont want ot have to be in front of a computer to listen to it

Anonymous said...

Did anyone figure out how to buy it? My computer speakers do not do it justice, Im sure!!!!!

Kai said...

Did anyone figure out how to buy this? My computer speakers do not do it justice, I'm sure!

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