Argentinian-Canadian artist Onna Lou released on April 27th her last single,Saber.
Argentinian-Canadian Onna Lou is a singer and a songwriter born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her sweet yet powerful voice has captivated listeners in genres like flamenco, Latin American folk, tango, jazz, pop, and rock. She can really take any musical piece and make it come to life in a beautiful and unique way. She majored in Classical Composition at Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires in 2012. That same year she moved to Boston and two years later majored with honors in Contemporary Writing and Production at Berklee College of Music. In the last few years, she has studied and worked with the multiple Latin Grammy winner producer and songwriter Javier Limon. During that time, she produced a music video with Berklee College students for the multi Latin Grammy winner Alejandro Sanz. This experience gave her the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards performing with the artist. In 2015 she met internationally acclaimed Spanish singer-songwriter Rosana and performed as a guest artist at her New York show during her USA Tour that year. Rosana has been a great influence on her music. “Ahora” (Now), her first album, is warm and intimate with a mainly acoustic sound. Onna Lou’s second album, “Diamante” (Diamond) releases in May, but the world-class artist is releasing one final single before her full project comes out this May. Fresh off of the heels of her most successful release to date, “Diamante,” a song about female empowerment and strength released on International Women’s Day, Onna Lou has had her music featured on CBC Radio stations and CTV shows across the country and blends a strong Latin American musical identity into a contemporary sound. On Wednesday, April 27th Onna Lou will be releasing “Saber” – an upbeat and deeply personal love song dedicated to those who stay by our sides throughout all of life’s difficulties, in some of our darkest moments. The tango-infused song is filled with love and appreciation for family and friends and features a vintage, Central American flavor and highly relatable lyrics.
With her degree in classical composition and another with honors in contemporary writing and production from the world-renowned Berklee College, Onna Lou’s music is deeply rooted in the expansive variety of sounds within Latin American music. Both a powerful musician and producer ranking among the 2.1% of female producers in the industry today and laser-focused on musical integrity, Onna Lou’s mastery of her craft has allowed her to share stages with Latin music icons Alejandro Sanz and one of her musical heroes, Rosana.
About “Saber”: Written shortly after one of the most difficult times in Onna Lou’s life, the artist penned the track in honor of her friends and loved ones who showed up for her during her darkest days. Directly translating to “to know”, the song “Saber” beautifully showcases the gratitude Onna Lou feels towards the friends and family that were there for her, acknowledging the importance of those people in her life. With its beautiful, relatable chorus that says “Knowing that you are with me even if the sky falls. Knowing that you are not scared of the storm. Knowing that if luck forgets about me for a while, knowing, knowing, knowing that I can count on you”, Onna Lou’s “Saber” serves as a reminder to all listeners to cherish those friends and family members who are there in both good times and bad. The Central American, Tango flavored song incorporates vintage, 1950’s musical elements with a current, contemporary feel. Starting with only Onna Lou’s captivating vocals, the song ascends into a beautifully rhythmic, light, and romantic song, danceable and happy, inspiring listeners to feel their own gratefulness for the meaningful relationships in their lives. A love song to friends and family, “Saber”, is a musical representation of the gratitude we all feel towards the people who will be there for us, no matter what. The song is a collaboration with her longtime partner in music and in life, Julian Vidal, who found the perfect rhythm for “Saber” when Onna Lou was struggling to finish the song, thus truly embodying the overall meaning of the track.
Quote – “In its ultra-romantic tone it pays tribute to the people in our lives who stand by our side even through the worst storms. The song journeys from an intimate intro with voice and guitar only, into rich instrumentation with string orchestra and brass arrangements that evoke those romantic pieces from the 1950s. It will instantly make you sway, sing, and hold on tight to those special people in your life.” – Onna Lou
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