Born from a state of vulnerability, Cami’s Monstruo is a powerful pop-rock album with deep and painfully personal lyrics that touch on grief, lust and sorrow.
The daring album allowed the emerging Chilean singer-songwriter with her first Grammy nomination: Monstruo is in the running for best Latin or alternative rock album against Fito Paez La Conquista del Espacio, Lido Pimenta’s Miss Colombia, Cultura ProfÃ©tica Sobrevolando and that of Bajofondo Will have.
“Monstruo is a super intimate album. I wrote it in a dark, vulnerable place and in a state of transition, “said the 24-year-old singer.” It’s beautiful to see that these types of songs can connect with people. “
Growing up in a musical household, Cami learned to play the flute at age 6 and listened to everything her parents played. âI listened to all types of music and it helped me a lot in terms of motivation and inspiration,â she says. âI listened to classical, salsa, tango, folk, pretty much everything. “
Believing her dynamic sound to her diverse upbringing, Cami is reluctant to stick to one genre. âI’m still discovering my sound. I am in constant search because I would hate to feel comfortable. I mean, I’m happy with what I’m doing, but I don’t want to think I’ve hit my max point. I still have so much more to give.
For now, Cami is focused on finishing her third album, which she promises to be “super feminist” and “powerful”.
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Name: Camila Anastasia Gallardo Montalva
Major achievement: âIt’s not clear to me yet, so I can’t answer that. I feel like I’m still so young. Right now, my biggest achievement is waking up every day. I could say the Grammy nomination, the album, but sometimes we over-romanticize the accomplishments, and personally waking up with the desire to wake up is already an accomplishment. And being able to connect with myself, my spirituality and write about things that once made me vulnerable but are now my strengths.
Recommended song: “” Monstruo “because it reaches a place in your soul that few songs can reach. The feeling you get is almost almost cathartic, and sometimes we need to explode. “
And after: âTo continue writing for my upcoming third album, which is almost ready. I’m working with producers like Sebastian Krys and Tainy and I’m very happy. It will be a powerful concept album. Monstruo was over heaven and hell, and this one will be over the cosmos and the universe. A super feminist universe with deep lyrics. This is an album I wrote in my house in my forties and I entered a space within myself that I had not yet entered because of the fear. But now more than ever, it’s important that the music has a message and that I tell my story.