Latin Grammy-winning Baja darling Carla Morrison is debuting en inglés with her new online release, “The Truth.” Having lived both sides of la frontera, many of her non-Spanish speaking fans have been asking her to produce songs in English. On Cinco de Mayo, Morrison satisfied their curiousity with a hopelessly romantic ukele and piano ballad released online through SoundCloud. She crafted the recording in her home, playing the ukelele in pajamas with Alejandro Jimenez on keys -- where I'm sure her two Grammys sit (in a recent interview she told me her Grammys would find a home on top of her piano).
Morrison tweeted, “I really wanted to compose something ... in English. Something so my nephews could understand.”
Her fans have been tweeting praise since the track's release. "Coming home from a 12-hour shift and I hear a new @CarlaMorrisonmx song, en ingles! Great way to end my night. ❤" @foxdanti tweeted.
In addition to this debut, Morrison announced a tour of six U.S. cities, including a stop in San Diego.
May 20: San Francisco @ Independent
May 21: Santa Ana @ Constellation Room
May 22: San Diego @ The Griffin
May 23: Phoenix @ The MIM
May 25: El Paso @ Neon Desert Festival
May 26: Austin @ The Belmont
Dita Quiñones is a multimedia journalist born in Tijuana with a passion for Latin alternative and hip-hop music news. In addition to SoundDiego, she contributes to Latina, FOX News Latino, Poder, VidaVibrante, and HipHopDx. She is also the founder of the infamous music and politrix blog GN$F! Follow Dita on Twitter.