Anasol

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Anasol
Birth name Ana Sol Escobar
Also known as Anasol, Sol Escobar
Born (1976-11-05) November 5, 1976 (age 39)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Origin Bogotá, Colombia
Genres Latin Pop, Rock, Eelectronic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actress
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels Sony Music, Univision, Universal Music
Website http://www.anasol.com

Ana Sol Escobar (born 5 November 1976), known professionally as Anasol, is a Colombian pop singer.

Biography[edit]

Ana Sol Escobar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colombian parents. Her 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, she also traveled extensively with her parents. By the time she reached university, she became interested in music and spent much of her university career studying all aspects of music including sound engineering and piano.[citation needed]

1999: Escorpion De Primavera[edit]

In 1999, Anasol released her solo debut Escorpión de Primavera (Scorpion of Spring). The first single "Pensando en Desorden" was a top 10 hit in Colombia.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] The album spawned three official singles, "Sin Miedo A Caer" was released in August 2002 to critical acclaim[according to whom?] and a successful run in Colombia. "Voy volando" was her second single and finally her third single "Amantes Invisibles".[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".[citation needed]

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".[citation needed]

Her words are inspired by such literary giants as Ernesto Sabato, Marguerite Yourcenar and Julio Cortázar.[citation needed] Anasol expresses in her songs Scorpio's passion and sensibility. Musically she has been 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."[citation needed]

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".[citation needed]

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] In 2014, she sang the song for the peace the same day, Juan Manuel Santos the president of Colombia was re-elected, she sang with Fredy Acosta, James Fiorentino y Julio Monroy.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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]

Singles[edit]

Promotional Songs[edit]

  • "Pasión por un Sueño" (2000)
  • "Voy Volando" (2002)
  • "Búscame" (2003)
  • "Amantes Invisibles" (2003)

Music videos[edit]

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Title Year Director
"Sin Miedo A Caer" 2002 Anasol Escobar
"Sin Miedo A Caer (Version two)" 2003 Koko Stambuk[1]
"Buscame (unreleased edit)" 2003 Unknown
"Sentimiento" 2005 Gustavo Garzon
"Nace" 2007 Gustavo Garzon
"Yo No Te Pido La Luna" 2010 Caracol TV

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anasol cambia su video para MTV". eluniversal.com.mx. Retrieved 1 November 2002.