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