NYT's "The Playlist": Roja y Negro featuring Lila Downs

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Monday February 12, 2018

From The New York Times

The Playlist: John Prine Comes Home, and 10 More New Songs
By: Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello

Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos ‘” and anything else that strikes them as intriguing.

Roja y Negro featuring Lila Downs, ‘Tinta Roja’

Red wine is a tragic temptation in this collaboration by Ana Tijoux, a French-Chilean singer (and rapper, but not on this song) and the Mexican-American singer Lila Downs. With orchestral strings behind the strum, stomp and clap of a traditional-sounding beat, the women aren’t singing about cheerful drunks. They see people desperately drowning their pain: ‘Shadows lost in their own darkness/Souls filling the void at a table in a bar.’ J.P.

See the rest of the choices for this week’s ‘Playlist’ here