No matter where you come from or where you’re going we’re all just trying to find our place in this big world. These three artists take different journeys to discover their history, love and identity. Explore new music from Fantastic Negrito, Ivan Cornejo, and Marta Knight, out today.
Fantastic Negrito – White Jesus Black Problems (Storefront Records/MRI Entertainment)
Multi-GRAMMY Award Winner, Fantastic Negrito drops his latest album White Jesus Black Problems. Known for thoughtful lyrics and uplifting imagery, Fantastic Negrito details his family history dating back hundreds of years. After a deep dive into his history, Negrito found that his ancestry dates back seven generations to a romance between an enslaved black man and a white indentured servant. This courage and rebellion inspired Negrito and remains a theme throughout not only the new album but also a film of the same title. This alternative contemporary blues artist is just that, an artist; cultivating a story of perseverance despite unlikely odds. Enjoy the new album and the music video for “Nibbadip,” below.
Ivan Cornejo – Dañado (Manzana Records)
The ambitious young Mexican songwriter, Ivan Cornejo, topped charts and went viral with his single “Esta Dañada.” The track is now multi-platinum and garnered so much attention that Ivan went on to collaborate with Jhay Cortez for the remix. His debut album, Alma Vacía was just a taste of what this burgeoning songwriter is capable of. With his sultry voice and skillful guitar stylings of Regional Mexican, Ivan has brought his own authentic brand of Latin music into the mainstream. Dive deeper into Ivan’s repertoire and celebrate his 18th birthday (June 5!) by streaming his sophomore album, Dañado, out today via Manzana Records.
Marta Knight – Strange Times Forever (La Castanya)
Barcelona songstress, Marta Knight delivers her new album Strange Times Forever via La Castanya. Marta’s influences include the likes of Oasis, The Smiths, Johnny Cash, and Tracy Chapman, but her inspiration comes late at night. The songwriter pens a majority of her music in the small hours before dawn. These quiet moments in her bedroom allow Marta to explore her deepest thoughts. Produced by Pau Riutort (Bad Gyal, Natalia Lacunza) and Jordi Matas (Ferran Palau, El Petit de Cal Eril, Alizzz), Marta uses her music to discover her place in this vast and turbulent society. Listen to her new album now and watch the video for “I’m Here” below.