Carla Morrison

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Carla Morrison
Carla Morrison (2020)
Carla Morrison (2020)
Background information
Birth nameCarla Patricia Morrison Flores
Born (1986-07-19) 19 July 1986 (age 35)
Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, guitarist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2008–present
LabelsCosmica Artists (USA)
Intolerancia Records (Mexico)
KUDETA/Honey Bunny (USA)
Associated actsJulieta Venegas
Natalia Lafourcade
Enjambre
Websitecarlamorrisonmusic.com

Carla Patricia Morrison Flores (born 19 July 1986, Tecate, Baja California), known professionally as Carla Morrison, is a Mexican indie-pop singer and composer. She has released three studio albums and has received various awards and nominations including two Grammy Award nominations and three Latin Grammy Awards.

Early life[edit]

Carla Morrison was born in Tecate, Baja California, to Mexican parents, Porfiria Flores and Hilario Morrison. Her father, previously surnamed Vera, obtained his last name when he was adopted by William Guy Morrison, born in California to an English migrant named Laura Morrison.[1]

Morrison lived in Tecate during her early years, taking classes of dancing, drawing and dancing. At 17, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to study music at the Mesa Community College, later dropping out to perform at the lead singer of the band Babaluca alongside Nicolas Kizer and Niki Petta.[2] The band started working with Mark Erickson from Colorstone but never released a project, Morrison would later abandon the band in order to pursue a solo career.[3]

Musical career[edit]

In 2009, Morrison released her first EP, entitled Aprendiendo a Aprender, produced independently in the home studio of Jordan Beriault in Tempe, Arizona, the record contains six songs composed and produced by herself, plus a cover of Ramón Ayala's song "Tragos de Amargo Licor".[4] Her second EP Mientras tú Dormías... was released in 2010 and was produced by Mexican singer and songwriter Natalia Lafourcade.[5] The latter EP received a nomination for Best Alternative Music Album at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[6] In 2011, she performed her EPs in several venues including the Teatro Metropólitan and the Lunario of the Auditorio Nacional, both in Mexico.[7][8]

On March 24, 2012, she released her debut album Déjenme Llorar produced by Juan Manuel Torreblanca from the band Torreblanca and Andrés Landon.[9] The album was certified platinum in Mexico and entered both the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums Billboard charts, at number 56 and 15 respectively.[10][11] At the 13th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, Morrison received four nominations including Album of the Year and won Best Alternative Music Album for the album and Best Alternative Song for the title track "Déjemne Llorar".[12] The album also received a nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.[13] After the release of the album, she participated in different music festivals, including the Festival Viva la Canción 2012 in Madrid, Estéreo Picnic Festival in Bogotá, Pa’l Norte Rock Festival 2012 in Monterrey and Lollapalooza Chile 2013 in Santiago, among others.[14][15][16][17]

Carla Morrison - 2020

In 2013, Morrison was featured in the song "Yo sé que está en tu corazón" from Juan Gabriel's album Los Dúo, Vol. 2, the album was composed of new versions of songs by Gabriel as duets with different artists.[18] Also in 2013, Morrison released her third EP Jugando en Serio, consisting of acoustic versions of the songs "Yo Sigo Aquí", "Compartir", "Lágrimas", "Buena Malicia" and "Pan Dulce" from her previous records.[19]

In 2015, she made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film Ana Maria in Novela Land as Laura.[20] On November 6, 2015, she released her second studio album Amor Supremo through Cosmica.[21] The album was recorded through eight months at Playas de Tijuana with production from Alejandro Jiménez and Demián Jiménez.[22] With the album, she earned her second Grammy Award nomination for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album while at the 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, she was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album and won Best Alternative Song for "Vez Primera".[23][24] To promote the album, Morrison performed at various festivals and venues like the Coachella Festival in United States and the Teatro Esperanza Iris in Ciudad de México.[25][26] On December 8, 2016, she released the EP La Niña del Tambor, the project consisted in six Christmas carols both in english and spanish including "Noche de Paz", "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".[27]

On June 9, 2017, she released Amor Supremo Desnudo, the album was produced alongside Alejandro Jiménez and consists of thirteen acoustic versions of songs from her previous albums plus two new songs, "Te Regalo" and "Dime Mentiras".[28] The idea for an acoustic version of her albums came during a tour in Spain, where according to Morrison, "many people that I met gave me the idea of doing an acoustic version, so I didn't stop until making it, I realized that it sounded really good".[29] The album was nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.[30] In 2018, she collaborated in the single "Ser Paloma" by Mexican singer Lila Downs, the music video for the song featured women of different ages, backgrounds and professions to represent the diversity of women in society.[31] The same year, she appeared in the track "Vibras" from J Balvin's album Vibras.[32]

On September 21, 2020, she released the single "Ansiedad" from her upcoming album El Renacimiento, the music video for the song was directed by Colin Solal Cardo and recorded in Lithuania.[33]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Aprendiendo a Aprender (2009)
  • Mientras Tú Dormías... (2010)
  • Jugando en Serio (2013)
  • La Niña del Tambor (2016)

Singles[edit]

  • "Esta Soledad" (2009)
  • "Lágrimas" (2009)
  • "Compartir" (2010)
  • "Yo sigo Aquí" (2010)
  • "Una Salida" (2011)
  • "Tu Luz" (2011)
  • "Déjenme Llorar" (2012)
  • "Hasta la Piel" (2012)
  • "Eres Tú" (2012)
  • "Disfruto" (2013)
  • "Un Beso" (2015)
  • "Azúcar Morena" (2015)
  • "Vez Primera" (2015)
  • "No Vuelvo Jamás" (2016)
  • "Tu Atacas" (2016)
  • "Disfruto" feat Francistyle (2018)
  • "Hasta La Piel" feat Francistyle (2019)
  • "Ansiedad" (2020)
  • "No Me Llames" (2020)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Déjenme Llorar Nominated [13]
2017 Amor Supremo Nominated [23]

Latin Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Best Alternative Music Album Mientras Tu Dormías Nominated [34]
2012 Album of the Year Déjenme Llorar Nominated [12]
Best Alternative Music Album Won
Song of the Year "Déjenme Llorar" Nominated
Best Alternative Song Won
2016 Best Alternative Music Album Amor Supremo Nominated [24]
Best Alternative Song "Vez Primera" Won
2018 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Amor Supremo Desnudo Nominated [30]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Villarreal, Yezmin (22 May 2013). "Carla Morrison: "If I'd Have Followed the Rules, I'd Still Not Be Doing Anything"". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  3. ^ "AFP Live Review: Carla Morrison @ Prospect Park Bandshell". Artforprogress. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Entrevista / Carla Morrison". Mehaceruido (in Spanish). 25 June 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Carla Morrison, sobre su último disco: "Hablo del amor desde otro punto de vista"". TN (in Spanish). 8 November 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Lista completa de los nominados al Grammy Latino 2011: Omara y Adalberto, otra vez". Cubadebate (in Spanish). 15 September 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Carla Morrison @Teatro Metropólitan". Mehaceruido (in Spanish). 28 November 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Carla Morrison En El Lunario Del Auditorio Nacional Ciudad De Mexico Df". Rockeros (in Spanish). 13 May 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Se va... ¡Sin Despedir!". Reforma (in Spanish). 17 April 2014. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
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  12. ^ a b "Final Nomination List : 57th Grammy Awards" (PDF). Grammy Award. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Grammys 2013: Complete list of nominees and winners". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  14. ^ "[Reseña] Festival Viva la Canción en Madrid: Russian Red, Natalia Lafourcade, Carla Morrison y Lido Pimienta". Filtermexico (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  15. ^ "CARTEL OFICIAL FESTIVAL ESTÉREO PICNIC 2013". Rockombia (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  16. ^ "PA'L NORTE ROCK FESTIVAL". Indierocks (in Spanish). 30 November 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  17. ^ "Lollapalooza Chile anuncia nuevo sideshow de Manuel García y Carla Morrison". Paniko (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  18. ^ "Carla Morrison canta con Juan Gabriel - SanDiegoRed.com". SanDiegoRed (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  19. ^ "Carla Morrison, la voz del indie latinoamericano". Vozpopuli (in Spanish). 1 July 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  20. ^ "Carla Morrison debuta como actriz". El Santo del Rock (in Spanish). 3 February 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  21. ^ Cartagena, Adriana (17 November 2015). "Carla Morrison - Amor supremo". Indierocks (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  22. ^ "Carla Morrison presume su "Amor Supremo"". Zeta Tijuana (in Spanish). 9 May 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  23. ^ a b "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  24. ^ a b "Nominees 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards". Latin Grammy Award. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  25. ^ "Carla Morrison imprime sello mexicano a Coachella". Milenio (in Spanish). 15 April 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  26. ^ "Carla Morrison en el Teatro de la Ciudad "Esperanza Iris"". MeloMagazine (in Spanish). 19 December 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  27. ^ "Carla Morrison se adelanta a época decembrina con posada y villancicos". RRNoticias (in Spanish). 17 November 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  28. ^ "Carla Morrison – Amor Supremo Desnudo". PlasmaMX (in Spanish). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  29. ^ Orta, Marisol. "Carla Morrison "se desnuda" ante Amor Supremo". Publimetro México (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  30. ^ a b "Lista completa de los nominados a los premios Latin GRAMMY 2018" (in Spanish). infobae. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  31. ^ "Lila Downs lanzará el vídeo de su sencillo 'Ser Palona' con Carla Morrison". Anton (in Spanish). 6 July 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  32. ^ "J Balvin estrena su nuevo álbum "Vibras"". RPP Noticias (in Spanish). 27 May 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  33. ^ Huston-Crespo, Marysabel (24 September 2020). "Carla Morrison regresa a la música con "Ansiedad", el primer sencillo de su disco "El Renacimiento"". CNN en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  34. ^ "Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees". Los Angeles Times. 10 November 2011. Archived from the original on 7 October 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2012.

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