This Global Mexican Superstar just finished embarking on his extensive run of U.S arena tour dates, and he surely brought the energy to Austin for a performance at the Moody Center on August 31.
With his impressive vocals and engaging stage presence, chartbreaking Mexican artist Carin León dazzled fans in Austin with an unforgettable performance. Cowboy hats filled the crowd of people who were dressed to the nines. León had everyone in the arena screaming their heart out and dancing to the beat. You can really hear the passion in his voice as it translates to his performance, especially while showing off his fancy footwork and dancing skills.
The crowd had been ready and waiting to hear tracks from León’s latest studio album, Colmillo de Leche, which has received widespread critical praise. The 18-track record spans various musical genres, showcasing his maturity and versatility as an artist.
Billboard considers him “one of the most prominent and influential figures in Regional Mexican music today, known for his rich storytelling and dazzling instrumental skills.” He’s clearly doing something right because, since its release, Leòn’s been breaking records, as he became the only Latin and Regional Mexican artist to reach theTop 10 in global sales on Spotify. Recently, he won his first Latin GRAMMY for ‘Best Regional Mexican Song’ with “Como Lo Hice,” his collaboration with the Mexican pop group Matisse.
León states that this is one of the most important projects he’s ever done throughout his career. Of course the album keeps his Regional Mexican sound as the soul of the masterpiece, but he’s also dared to play around with some of the genres that have shaped his as an artist (and as person), such as flamenco, a bit of salsa, American folklore, as well as blues and soul. So if you like any of those genres, you may as well give it a listen!
León’s collaborated with internationally renowned artists such as Camilo with “Ni me debes, ni te debo,” Pablo Alborán with “De Piedra a Papel,” and Angela Aguilar with “Vete Yendo,” as well as young promising talents from his hometown of Hermosillo Sonora, such as Kakalo in “Mil maneras de morir” and Los Hijos de Frank in the rendition of the classic song “Corazón de oro” by Los Tigres del Norte. Not to mention the talented Sinaloan composer, Luis Mexia, who collaborated on the song “Pedazo de tonto.”
Colmillo de Leche is now available on all streaming platforms.
Cover photo courtesy Carin León.
Leean Vargas is the Highlight Reel newsletter editor at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and an honors graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She is a concert enthusiast who loves traveling, photography, good food, and discovering new hangout spots in her beloved city, Austin, Texas.