Photo: Alejandra Guzman in Mexico City
Mexican songstress Alejandra Guzman recorded her new disc, “Primera Fila,” at a Mexico City concert that was “very special, very different.”
Mexico’s “queen of rock” gave the audience a mix of songs, some old favorites and some not yet released, during the recording of the album that will feature 16 numbers and will go on sale in November.
During the filming of the video, during which the audience was told when to applaud and cheer and in which some songs had to be repeated, a joking, informal Guzman sang duets with Dani Martin, Beatriz Luengo, Luis Fonseca and Draco Rosa, with whom she sang in English.
At the Churubusco Studios, Guzman debuted such songs as “Quitatelo,” “Entre los Dos” and “Como Ladrones,” while vocalizing very well-known numbers like “Eternamente Bella,” “Volver a Amar,” “Hacer el Amor con Otro” and “Yo Te Esperaba.”
The latter song, written for her daughter Frida when Guzman was pregnant with her, was one of the more emotional moments of the concert and was performed in a quiet, intimate atmosphere.
The singer, with several gold and platinum discs to her credit plus a number of Grammy, Latin Grammy and Billboard Awards, has had to overcome difficulties in her love life as well as breast cancer and other health issues.