11 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his eponymous full-length debut in 1992 onwards, Alejandro Fernández has been a positive force in Mexican music. Whether pushing ranchera forward or successfully branching out into Latin pop, the award-winning and critically acclaimed singer consistently represents his country proudly. So it should come as no surprise that Hecho en México, an album entirely devoted to mariachi music, maintains that devotional approach. A highlight in a career full of highlights, “Caballero” takes a gentlemanly tack in coping with a love that simply cannot be, the protagonist’s yearning set to soaring strings and bold brass. Intergenerational duets with his iconic father Vicente on “Mentí” and with young star Christian Nodal on “Más No Puedo” further reflect his place in this grand, diverse, and continuing tradition of regional music.

EDITORS’ NOTES

From his eponymous full-length debut in 1992 onwards, Alejandro Fernández has been a positive force in Mexican music. Whether pushing ranchera forward or successfully branching out into Latin pop, the award-winning and critically acclaimed singer consistently represents his country proudly. So it should come as no surprise that Hecho en México, an album entirely devoted to mariachi music, maintains that devotional approach. A highlight in a career full of highlights, “Caballero” takes a gentlemanly tack in coping with a love that simply cannot be, the protagonist’s yearning set to soaring strings and bold brass. Intergenerational duets with his iconic father Vicente on “Mentí” and with young star Christian Nodal on “Más No Puedo” further reflect his place in this grand, diverse, and continuing tradition of regional music.

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