Anasol

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Anasol
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Background information
Birth name Ana Sol Escobar
Also known as Anasol
Born (1976-11-05) November 5, 1976 (age 37)
Origin Bogota, Colombia
Genres Latin Pop, Rock, Eelectronic
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Pato Records (1999)
Sony Music (1999-2005)
Universal Music (2005-2010)
Website http://www.anasol.com

Anasol Escobar (born November 5, 1976) known professionally as Anasol is a Colombian pop singer. Anasol's father was a student of astrology, and before she was born, he declared his daughter would be an artist and must be born closer to the sun. That's why the Colombian family traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for her birth and why she is named Anasol or "Daughter of the Sun." Born Anasol Escobar, the future pop singer grew up primarily in Colombia but often traveled, soaking in the cultures of Italy, Portugal, Brazil, and Spain. College life was filled with music studies and working on writing her own music. Homemade demos brought her to the attention of Luis Fernando Ochoa, the Grammy-winning producer who had worked with Ricky Martin and Shakira. Blending pop and dance sounds, Ochoa and Anasol created her self-titled debut, which was released by the Univision Records label in 2005.

Biography[edit]

Anasol Escobar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Although living in Colombia, Anasol's parents wanted her to be born closer to the Sun, so they traveled to Argentina where Anasol was born. At birth, Anasol's (Sun's daughter) father, an astrology devotee, analyzed her natal astrological chart and proclaimed that his daughter was going to be an artist. And she proved him right, beginning serious dance instruction at the age of five. Spending most of her childhood in Colombia, Anasol nevertheless traveled the globe with her parents, traversing Italy, Portugal and Spain. They even spent time exploring Africa. All of these travels and exposure to other cultures have helped evolve Anasol into a person curious about the entire world around her with a definite impact on the music she would eventually write and perform.[citation needed]

By the time Anasol reached university, she became interested in music and spent much of her university career studying all aspects of music including sound engineering and piano. It was there that she learned the importance of an artist creating her own material. It was during those days that Anasol began to write her own songs.

1999: Escorpion De Primavera[edit]

In 1999, Anasol released her solo debut Escorpion De Primavera (Spring Scorpion). The album fared well in Colombia, but was unsuccessful in other countries.

2002: Astros[edit]

Anasol's second studio album Astros was released in 2002, under Sony Music Colombia, produced by Luis Fernando Ochoa (Shakira, Ricky Martin, Bacilos). The album was highly successful in Colombia. It was certified gold during its first week of sales and was certified platinum. The album spawned three official singles, Sin Miedo A Caer was released in August 2002 to critical acclaim and a successful run in Colombia."Voy volando" was her second single and finally her third single "Buscame"[citation needed]

2005–07: Sentimiento and Anasol[edit]

The first single "Sentimiento", music and lyrics by the artist, expresses the power of emotion to move. It is an homage to life, encouraging people to be able to take risks and to not be afraid to feel. "I am proud of this work because I explored different aspects of my musical personality, connecting my poetry with my thoughts regarding life".

Anasol, which comprises 11 tracks and a bonus dance mix track of "Sentimiento", is a "virtual pop" album; "virtual pop because my music contains visual electronic elements, combined with other elements normally found in the pop genre, such as guitars and drums".

Her words are inspired by such literary giants as Ernesto Sabato, Marguerite Yourcenar and Julio Cortázar. Anasol expresses in her songs Scorpio's passion and sensibility. Musically she has being influenced by the work of Everything But The Girl, Tori Amos, Madonna, Gustavo Ceratti and Index ID just to name a few.[citation needed]

Among some of the stand-out[according to whom?] tracks from Anasol are: Nace: "it is the power of an outrageous laugh in the middle of a splendorous afternoon;" Dame: "in this song a very special person gives me the wings to ask him for a surreal moment; and Sube el Alma, which "talks about how vulnerable we become when we face those things that makes one uplift their soul."

With regard to the subject matter of this CD, Anasol says that she wishes to transmit to people the will to live. "Sometimes when we are young we think we are immortal, that everything will last forever. We forget that we can get invent life in the dawn of every day".

She states that she is always trying to find herself, maybe because she dreams, like her name, that the sun will always shine upon her. Her greatest wish with this production is "to express myself, with the freedom provided by the elements, to create, surprise, and invent things for others".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
U.S. Top Latin U.S. Latin Pop COL MEX ARG SPA
Escorpion De Primavera 7
Astros 1
Anasol 10 3 1 5 29 97

Other releases[edit]

Soundtracks
  • 1999: Pasion Por Un Sueño [Kalibre 35 Soundtrack][Sony Music]
  • 2010: Yo No Te Pido La Luna [Soap Opera][EMI Music]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Fabulas De Accion
  • Released: TBA
  • Label: Indie
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
COL MEX SPA U.S.
Pop
U.S.
Latin
1999 "Pensando En Desorden" 3 - - - - Escorpion De Primavera
"Pasion Por Un Sueño" 15 - - - -
"No Dejes, No Dejes" - - - - -
2002 "Sin Miedo A Caer" 1 - - 40 - Astros
"Buscame" - - - - -
2003 "Voy Volando" 20 - - - -
2005 "Sentimiento" 1 1 - 7 31 Anasol
2006 "Nace" 2 9 - 24 37
2010 "Vampira" - - - - - Fabulas De Accion EP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Promotional Songs[edit]

Song Year COL Album
"A 25 Mil.. Pies" 2000 - Escorpion De Primavera
"Amantes Invisibles" 2003 17 Astros
"Hace Calor" 2009 - Fábulas De Acción
"Para Vivir Mas" 2011 -

Music videos[edit]

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Title Year Director
"Sin Miedo A Caer" 2002 Anasol Escobar
"Sin Miedo A Caer (Version two)" 2003 Unknown
"Buscame (unreleased edit)" 2003 Unknown
"Sentimiento" 2005 Gustavo Garzon
"Nace" 2007 Gustavo Garzon
"Yo No Te Pido La Luna" 2010 Caracol TV

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