Lido Pimienta's Complicated Life
"I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist."
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It’s not a secret that my country is in perpetual political turmoil. But never in my 30 years have I ever seen my country so united for such a stupid thing. Left, right, centre, everyone’s saying, ‘They stole the crown from our beautiful queen.’ It got me thinking. Here I am in Canada romanticizing living in Colombia. It’s so easy to be an immigrant, a person involved in activism, to think it’s so much better back home. I started writing this cynical love letter to my country. Canada is also problematic, but it has given me my independence, my son.
Through all the difficulties, it’s important to understand the complexities of the world, and how the world is not yours if you’re not rich or born a certain way. I am a complicated person who writes songs. If you’re into complexity and the search for the self, I’m your artist.
– Lido Pimienta — a misfit finds a home on stage; Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune