The sound of Mon Laferte is as eclectic as its inspirations.
Drawing inspiration from Chilean punk, Colombian rock and Seattle grunge, born singer-songwriter Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte has a vocal timbre reminiscent of Gwen Stefani or Emily Whitehurst of the pop-punk group Tsunami Bomb.
Overall, Laferte’s vibrato-fucked delivery makes a good match for the Latin rock of his music with a touch of rockabilly and pop. It’s a mix that works particularly well on its latest release, 2018’s. Norma.
But it’s not just this album that catches the eye. In 2016, Laferte was nominated for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album at the Latin Grammys for her debut, which was recorded in a house with no electricity.
According to the story, Laferte was so poor at the time that she couldn’t afford the electric bill and ended up using extension cords to get juice from an outside power source to make operate the equipment.
Mon Laferte returns to San Antonio on Sunday August 25 for a show at the Aztec Theater.
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at theaztectheater.com.
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