Today Lido Pimienta has released “Eso Que Tu Haces” (Austra’s Genocracy Remix) – listen to it HERE.
Featured on Pimienta’s widely celebrated sophomore album Miss Colombia, “Eso Que Tu Haces" is a roaring declaration of discovery, as Pimienta exhales loudly, “Eso que tu haces / no es amor” ("that thing you do / is not love”). Canadian producer Austra (aka Katie Stelmanis) remixes “Eso Que Tu Haces” by blending pulsing and electronic sounds with Lido Pimienta’s anthemic vocals, reggaeton and cumbia inspired beats.
"I don't mean to brag but I recognized Lido as a superstar years before everyone else did and I’m very happy the rest of the world has finally caught up,” Austra said. “It was an absolute honor to remix this track para mi reina.”
Pimienta will also featured on The Room, the upcoming album from super producer Ricky Reed (Lizzo, Jason Derulo) which will be released on August 28. The record will also feature contributions from Duendita, Leon Bridges and Jim James.
Upon its release in April, Miss Colombia was met with an 8.0 from Pitchfork, 4 out of 5 stars from Rolling Stone, Album of the Week by Stereogum, named one of the best albums of the year (so far) by Billboard, and an NPR Music First Listen and Top Album of April. The album fuses electro-cumbia with pop, resulting in an album that is as fascinating as it is powerful. Its title was in-part inspired by the 2015 Miss Universe mishap in which Steve Harvey mistakenly crowned Miss Colombia, instead of Miss Philippines. It caused Lido to reflect on the anti-blackness she's experienced. In a review broadcast on All Things Considered, NPR described the album as “a complicated ode to a country and a culture that still struggles to celebrate its black and Indigenous women.”
Listen to ‘Miss Colombia’