Sound Check: Jorge Drexler Stops and Smells the Roses

Uruguayan singer/songwriter Jorge Drexler lets destiny lead the way. The title of his latest album, Amar La Trama (out March 16; Warner Music), translates to “Love the Plot,” referring to the celestial plot that charts our course.

Recorded live in a television studio in front of an audience, the 12 songs on the CD were created without any electronic instruments or sampling. The result is an organic sound that’s perfect listening music on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.

Drexler, who became a dad in 2009, reflects on life and the lessons you learn along the way in this new production. Yet he manages to savor the journey without focusing on the end like in the track “I Don’t Worry About a Thing,” which talks about those things that are out of our control.

Here’s the video for the first single, “Una Cancion Me Trajo Hasta Aqui,” which focuses on the song that changed everything for him, and the child-like enthusiasm that’s carried him since.  




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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

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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