According to Bandcamp, “with the vibrant pop of Miss Colombia, Lido Pimienta redefines ‘beauty.'” The site chose the record as Album Of The Day on April 15, “a triumphant, beautiful collection of songs where the singer-songwriter deals with the complexities of race, indigeneity, womanhood, and her identity as both a Colombian and a Canadian.” Bandcamp has an extended interview with the artist, who explains the album’s title: ““Everybody has to be beautiful—the show has to be beautiful, I have to look beautiful. That’s how we hypnotize people. I wanted to take all these tropes—what makes a perfect Colombian woman desde el bautismo hasta el matrimonio, all of those important images of the Virgin Mary—I wanted to grab all of that and be tongue-in-cheek about it. I am Miss Colombia now: this perfect, short-ass, brown woman, and I needed to show it in the most high fashion, the most beautiful way. My mom’s dreams of me becoming a beautiful lady are coming true.”
Read it all and enjoy the record, right here.