12 Songs, 34 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

El de La Guitarra is the most mysterious new star to rise from the música mexicana scene in 2018. The singer sports a mask when playing live, and obscures his face in photos with the purple-devil emoji. But despite his theatrical flair, there’s nothing flashy about the keep-it-real norteño heard on his Lo Prometido Es Deuda series. Stripped to just voice and guitar, Vol. 2 once again entrances, thanks to the impressionistic lyricism of corridos like “El Del Jolly Rancher” and “El Monstro 7.” El de La Guitarra captures the street-level drama of border life with striking poetry.

EDITORS’ NOTES

El de La Guitarra is the most mysterious new star to rise from the música mexicana scene in 2018. The singer sports a mask when playing live, and obscures his face in photos with the purple-devil emoji. But despite his theatrical flair, there’s nothing flashy about the keep-it-real norteño heard on his Lo Prometido Es Deuda series. Stripped to just voice and guitar, Vol. 2 once again entrances, thanks to the impressionistic lyricism of corridos like “El Del Jolly Rancher” and “El Monstro 7.” El de La Guitarra captures the street-level drama of border life with striking poetry.

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