Mexican Singer Carla Morrison Drops New Single

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Carla Morrison is more than just a girl with a guitar. Her yearning vocals tug at the heartstrings with lyrics about love and longing and a sound that straddles the line between country and ranchera without conforming to either style. The Mexican singer came on the scene as the front-woman of the Phoenix-based band Babaluca a few years ago before going solo in 2009.

Here she is performing “Pajarito del Amor”:

Her debut EP, Aprendiendo a Aprender, quickly earned her high-profile fans like Julieta Venegas and Natalia Lafourcade, who is producing her upcoming LP Mientras tu Dormias. Her newest single, “Pajarito del Amor” is simply beautiful. It’s about the one that got away—the one love that you can’t get over no matter how hard you try. “I simply write about what I feel . . .  and I try to be as honest as possible,” Morrison has said about her emotion-filled songs.

The 23-year-old admits that a lot of her music is for her boyfriend, singer-songwriter Noe Barrios, who just happens to be a boy with a guitar. The pair make a sweet couple and sweet music.


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Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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