Ever so often, we meet a new artist capable of completely mesmerizing the stage. That’s what’s currently happening with Mexican-American artist KORDELYA, a bilingual emerging singer-songwriter, and producer that fuses electropop with Latin alternative music.
Though she’s a rising artist, KORDELYA has already made an impression in the music industry. Her past singles “s a l u d o s,” “Pedazo De,” and “Consentido,” from her latest album Mal Hecha, helped put her on the map of must-watch emerging artists. The album garnered praise from the press, including notes from Nylon en Español, NPR, and EARMILK, to name a few. NPR said: “The result [of the album] is this nearly flawless, meticulously executed vision.”
Fast forward to now, she’s working on her next album, which will be released in March. She’s already released singles leading up to it. Her latest is “-es + (menos es más),” which features the Mexican singer-songwriter José Madero, best known for his work as the lead singer of PXNDX.
“-es + (menos es más)” is a traditional Huapango song about love and deception — something that both artists are no strangers to doing. “Many of us have found ourselves in situations where we think we know someone, relate to them well, and develop deep feelings for them, but everything comes crashing down when they do something that completely alters our perception and reveals the reality of who they are,” the press release describes.
Not only did they drop a single together, but KORDELYA participated as the opener of Madero’s current tour.
“Truly, this song is very special for both of us; thanks for listening! Here is a little bit of the process that was … almost everything we did from afar, and we only got together to write once,” KORDELYA wrote in an Instagram post paired with photos and videos of the creative process. “Thank you, @jose_madero, for joining me and giving it your magic touch.”
Listen to “-es + (menos es más)” below.