Sony Pixel Power calrec Sony

Celebrate the Holidays With the Bittersweet Sounds of Our First Sad Sierreo Spotify Singles Collection

23/11/2022

In Mexico, the holiday season begins with the traditional posadas, a celebration with family, friends, star-shaped pi atas, warm fruit punch, and of course, villancicos or Christmas carols. This year, Spotify is celebrating this tradition with the first-ever sad sierre o edition of Holiday Spotify Singles.

Sierre o is folk music from Mexico's northern mountain range region that is best known for nostalgic ballads performed with acoustic guitars. This year there's been a resurgence of the genre with a Gen Z twist that has formed a new classification: sad sierre o. Sad sierre o is represented by a generation of young Mexican American artists and is distinguished by a bedroom pop production style ethos and sound, resulting in songs about love and heartbreak with an angsty edge.

The collection includes Triste Navidad from DannyLux, a sad Christmas song that echoes Elvis's Blue Christmas. The artist, Daniel Balderrama Espinoza, is originally from California and imprints new-wave influences on the traditional sierre o.

Eslabon Armado, a trio formed by the brothers Pedro and Bryan Tovar with Gabriel Hidalgo, recorded a version of Blanca Navidad with the classic plucked guitars of sierre o and their trademark vocal harmonies. The trio has 7.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and their album Nostalgia ranked among the most-streamed new releases globally earlier this year. When they were kids, the Tovar brothers listened to the classic Christmas songs of Vicente Fernandez on the radio.

We chose to do this song because we are big fans of Luis Miguel, who famously made an album with Christmas songs, Pedro, the lead singer and lyricist of Eslabon Armado, told For the Record. We have always liked Blanca Navidad' but we added our style of guitars and bass to this version.

Los Aptos, a trio from Fort Wayne, Indiana, delivered Por Ti, an emotional romantic ballad with a bittersweet taste of nostalgia that invades the holiday season.

Conexi n Divina is the first all-female sierre o trio, formed by Mexican American artists Liz, Sandra, and Ashlee, currently based in Los Angeles. For this collection, they recorded C mo Poder Olvidar, an upbeat track that combines heartbreak lyrics with soft guitars.

Finally, Eduardo Granado Rojas, better known as ERRE, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, rendered Solo en Navidad, a track with melancholic lyrics and an indie sound that stands out for a guitar with reverb over acoustic guitar harmony.

Eduardo's mother gave him his first guitar for Christmas when he was 11 years old. He drew on inspiration from artists like Ariel Camacho and Los Plebes Del Rancho to learn to play Mexican music on his guitar.

As a child I listened to the music that my family liked, which were songs like Navidad Sin Ti by Los Bukis or songs that came out on the radio and in stores during the holidays, said ERRE. I chose this song because the lyrics have a meaning that many people can identify with. In a season that couples enjoy a lot, one can feel lonely for not being able to have that person with whom to have that New Year's kiss or that affection during the holidays.

Listen to all the tracks in our sad sierre o playlist.
LINK: https://newsroom.spotify.com/2022-11-23/celebrate-the-holidays-with-th...
See more stories from spotify

More from Spotify

12/04/2024

KAROL G Teams Up With Spotify and FC Barcelona To Release Special Matchday Shirts, Merchandise Collection, and Matchday Playlist

Spotify is once again bringing together record-breaking legends from the worlds ...

11/04/2024

5 Spotify Premium Hacks You Need To Know

Finding the perfect song, pod, or audiobook can be transformative, which is why we here at Spotify continuously innovate our products and features to provide th...

11/04/2024

Canadian Music Has Evolved Into a Global Export. Canada Must Evolve With It.

As the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) updates the country's Broadcasting Act, it faces a fundamental question: Who count...

11/04/2024

Spotify and Substack Partner To Bring Even More Podcasts to Listeners

At Spotify, we always want to deliver more value for podcast creators and their fans. That's why we're excited to announce a new integration with Substa...

10/04/2024

Meet the New Generation of Colombian Urban Artists Making Waves

In recent years, reggaeton has become practically synonymous with Colombia. The country has infused its own sounds and a unique flow into the genre, establishin...

10/04/2024

Conoce a la nueva generacin de artistas urbanos colombianos que la estn rompiendo

En los ltimos a os, el reggaeton se ha convertido pr cticamente en un sin nimo ...

09/04/2024

Spotify CLASSICS: The 100 Greatest R&B Songs of the Streaming Era

In February, we launched Spotify CLASSICS, our first-ever program to celebrate catalog music. Our inaugural list focused on the Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums o...

08/04/2024

Spotify Premium Users Can Now Turn Any Idea Into a Personalized Playlist With AI Playlist in Beta

We know that discovery happens on Spotify, with nearly two billion discoveries h...

05/04/2024

RADAR Spain Returns With 6 Artists Shaping the Country's Hottest Music Trends

Since its launch in 2020, RADAR has served as Spotify's program to spotlight...

04/04/2024

Christian Luiga Named Spotify's Chief Financial Officer

Spotify today announced the appointment of Christian Luiga as its new Chief Financial Officer. Christian joins Spotify from Saab AB, a European defense and secu...

04/04/2024

How Spotify and Samsung Brought Fresh Finds to Life in Chicago, From Live Performances to Interactive Experiences

Listeners looking to discover music from some of the most promising independent ...

02/04/2024

Spotify Premium Listeners in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand Can Soon Access More Than 250,000 Audiobooks

Attention booklovers in Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand! Listening to your favo...

27/03/2024

Paving the Way' for Spotify's NextGen Scholarship Recipients

Spotify is committed to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups, and that starts with empowering the creators who will shape our industry's future....

26/03/2024

Sube la temperatura con las canciones del verano 2024 en Argentina y Brasil

De diciembre a marzo, cuando los ciudadanos del hemisferio sur disfrutan del verano, la m sica se convierte en una poderosa representaci n de las culturas y cos...

26/03/2024

Aumente o Som com as Msicas do Vero de 2024 da Argentina e do Brasil

De dezembro a mar o, medida que as pessoas em todo o Hemisf rio Sul aproveitam o ver o, a m sica surge frequentemente como uma representa o poderosa das cult...

26/03/2024

Turn Up the Heat With Argentina's and Brazil's 2024 Songs of Summer

From December to March, as people across the Southern Hemisphere soak up the summer, music often emerges as a powerful representation of a region's cultures...

25/03/2024

Spotify Tests Video-Based Learning Courses in the UK

Today we're launching a test for video-based courses on Spotify in the U.K. We've partnered with educational tech companies including BBC Maestro, PLAYv...

21/03/2024

Spotify Celebrates Ramadan With Listening Trends From Around the World

March marks the beginning of Ramadan, a cherished cultural event celebrated by Muslims worldwide. As families and communities come together to observe, contempl...

20/03/2024

Five Artists Reflect on Five Years of Spotify in India, Reaching New Fans, and the True Power' of Music

Since launching in India in 2019, Spotify has opened up opportunities for artist...

19/03/2024

The Biggest Takeaways From Spotify's Annual Music Economics Report

At Spotify, we believe that artists deserve clarity when it comes to the economics of music streaming-that's why we publish data showing our impact on the i...

19/03/2024

As Maiores Concluses do Relatrio Anual de Economia Musical do Spotify

No Spotify, acreditamos que os artistas merecem clareza no que diz respeito economia do streaming de m sica - por isso que publicamos dados que mostram o no...

19/03/2024

Las Conclusiones Ms Importantes Del Informe Anual De Spotify Sobre La Economa Musical

En Spotify, creemos que los artistas merecen claridad cuando se trata de la econ...

19/03/2024

Les points cls du rapport annuel sur l'conomie de la musique de Spotify

Spotify pense que les artistes m ritent de la clart en mati re d' conomie du streaming musical. C'est pourquoi la plateforme publie chaque ann e des do...

18/03/2024

USC Basketball Star Juju Watkins on Fashion, Film, Friendship Bracelets, and More

Listeners turn to Spotify to connect with their favorites-from artists and album...

13/03/2024

Music Videos Rolling Out in Beta to Premium Spotify Users Across Select Markets

In the early neon-infused '80s, music videos burst onto TV screens, turning some of the most beloved songs into visual experiences that redefined the way fa...

12/03/2024

Five Years of Spotify in India: A Look Back at Our Greatest Hits

February marked Spotify's fifth year in India, and since our debut, we've focused on lifting up the country's creator community, localizing content ...

08/03/2024

On International Women's Day, Spotify Celebrates the Impact of Three Years of EQUAL

Spotify is dedicated to fostering gender equity in the music industry and beyond...

07/03/2024

Spotify ajustera ses prix en France prochainement

Prochainement, nos abonn s Spotify Premium en France subiront une augmentation de prix en raison de co ts suppl mentaires sur les services de streaming musica...

07/03/2024

Spotify To Adjust Its Prices Over New Tax in France

Spotify Premium subscribers in France will soon experience a price increase due to additional costs on music streaming services imposed by the government, as pa...

07/03/2024

La Tierra de Texas' Celebrates the Tejano Legacy of Msica Mexicana at the Houston Rodeo

On February 26, 1995, Selena walked into the middle of the Astrodome as the head...

04/03/2024

The European Commission Confirms, Apple's Anti-Competitive Behavior Is Illegal and Harms Consumers

Today's decision marks an important moment in the fight for a more open inte...

04/03/2024

Los artistas colombianos, una fuerza imparable en la escena msical global

Desde los movimientos magn ticos de Shakira, pasando por el electrizante rock en espa ol de Juanes y hasta la vibrante fusi n de pop y vallenato de Carlos Vives...

04/03/2024

Colombian Artists Prove To Be an Unstoppable Force on the Global Music Scene

From Shakira s magnetic moves to Juanes s electrifying Spanish rock and Carlos Vives s vibrant blend of pop and vallenato, Colombian music resonates globally. U...

01/03/2024

Spotify's New Audiobooks Access Tier Gives Booklovers More Listening Options

Spotify is continuously innovating to provide the best possible offering for every kind of audio fan. Since launching Audiobooks in Premium, we've seen a 45...

01/03/2024

A Letter to the European Commission on Apple's Lack of DMA Compliance

Ahead of the European Union's DMA implementation deadline next week, Spotify and many EU companies sent the following letter to the European Commission toda...

29/02/2024

Spotify's Song Psychic Is Ready To Answer Your Burning Questions

Life's full of little mysteries, and sometimes the most fun way to tackle them is with a bit of cosmic guidance. Spotify is ready to take you on a journey o...

27/02/2024

Creators Kevin Norman and Hina Talk Romance Fiction, Audiobooks, and Finding Community Online

Be it a steamy contemporary novel, a charming historical romp, or fantasy with a...

23/02/2024

7 Great Audiobooks That Inspired 2024's Most Nominated Films

Sometimes a story is too good to only exist as a book, which has inspired countless directors to turn must-read novels into feature-length films. And quite ofte...

21/02/2024

Introducing AUX, Spotify's First-of-Its-Kind Music Consultancy for Brands

With a music editorial team and recommendations that have created the most vibrant streaming ecosystem in the industry, Spotify is where more than 600 million f...

17/02/2024

Start a Jam With an Assist From Your Favorite FC Barcelona Player

In September we unveiled Jam, giving music fans a new, personalized way to listen with friends and family. This collaborative experience lets Premium subscriber...

15/02/2024

Reggaetn Mexa, the Homegrown Genre Taking Over Mexico

Reggaet n music has already captivated listeners around the world, but in Mexico the genre reigns supreme. In fact, on Spotify, Mexico listens to reggaet n more...

15/02/2024

Spotify CLASSICS: 30 Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums From the Streaming Era

Streaming has transformed not only the way fans listen to music, but also the way artists release music to the world. And while music has become a more song-dri...

15/02/2024

Reggaetn Mexa, el gnero que est arrasando en Mxico

El reggaet n ha conquistado a oyentes de todo el mundo, pero en M xico el g nero reina. De hecho, M xico escucha reggaet n m s que cualquier otro pa s en Spotif...

12/02/2024

Nick Viall Dishes on Relationships, His Podcast, and How He Discovers New Music on Spotify

We love helping listeners discover new music on Spotify, and when it comes to fe...

12/02/2024

RADAR US Is Back With the Raw and Unfiltered Raps of Sexyy Red

RADAR was launched in 2020 to support artists and creators as they chart their paths to superstardom, and it has since become the global home for what's nex...

08/02/2024

Writer Diablo Cody and Filmmaker Zelda Williams Talk the Tunes That Help Score Lisa Frankenstein'

The '80s. A teenage crush. High school drama. And, of course, a corpse. Mayb...

07/02/2024

7 Colombian Podcasters Breaking Through in 2024

Spotify is home to more than 5 million podcasts. From impactful life stories to tips for conquering the world, the medium gives fans countless hours of content ...

07/02/2024

Siete podcasters colombianos que la van a romper en 2024

Spotify es el hogar de m s de 5 millones de p dcast. Desde historias de vida impactantes hasta consejos para conquistar el mundo, el medio ofrece a los fans inc...

06/02/2024

Celebrate a Decade of Our K-Pop ON! () Playlist With a Special Series of Spotify Singles

The global success of K-Pop has opened the eyes and ears of music fans around th...

06/02/2024

Spotify Reports Fourth Quarter 2023 Earnings

Today, we announced our fourth quarter 2023 performance. The business delivered strong results in Q4, as all of our KPIs met or exceeded guidance. With revenue ...