Colmillo De Leche
After the breakout success of 2019’s El Malo and the growth demonstrated with its 2021 follow-up Inédito—not to mention the surrounding one-off collaborations—Carin Leon safely resides in the vanguard of contemporary música mexicana. But like with so many restless creatives, the confines of genre can’t contain this Sonoran singer-songwriter. Thus, Colmillo De Leche presents a broader vision from the artist, one rooted in the style he’s become famous for yet open-ended enough to build an expansive musical world around. A country twang accents team-ups “Mil Maneras De Morir” with Kakalo and “Pedazo De Tonto” with Luis Mexía, while pop-wise production pulsates through the soaring “Música De Fondo” and the Pablo Alborán-assisted “De Piedra a Papel.” Later, professional balladeer Camilo brings his gentle finesse to the romantic devastations of “Ni Me Debes Ni Te Debo.” There are, of course, enough moments that speak to Leon’s primary genre, including the opening “No Es Por Acá,” yet it’s unexpected delights like “Necesito Encontrarte” that may very well endear new listeners to this stage in his evolution.