Feature: Lido Pimienta - "Mueve"

Lido Pimienta has the vision; it’s only a matter of a few songs to recognize when a new artist has it, and she definitely does. Profiling as one of 2010s most promising artists, Lido’s wonderful progressive sound has sparked a good number of fans that go from El Remolón, María y José and Julieta Venegas (all house favorites) to the international critic’s darling Micachu (and the shapes). So who exactly is she? She’s a Colombian singer/illustrator/painter/mother… you know, one of those individuals who were blessed with the full artiste package. She’s currently residing in Canada, which has brought her a broader picture of the arts, but most importantly it has solidified a need for her art to reverence her roots. In her own words, “quiero volver a mi país y poder vivir ahí, es complicada mi vida… pero la música me calma y me sana.”

My head had a bit of a dislocating incident listening to “Mueve,” it’s a jaw-dropping track about self-control, disobedience, form, direction, metaphysics, envisioning things, if you’ve learned anything about my musical taste you know this is one is a special treat for me. This is actually gigantic for me, getting to listen to the principles I’m always chasing, I’m surprised so many people were surprised by us picking Javiera Mena’s “Al Siguiente Nivel” as our favorite song of the decade; it was pretty obvious from our point of view. So yeah, I made my point, I’m really digging Lido Pimienta and it should be obvious as well. In fact, Andrew Casillas already pointed it out: “Oh man, if I were to construct a female musician that I KNEW you would like, I would have created her, todo estilo Reyes.”

“Mueve tu esqueleto y no eches pa’ tras, muchos han querido no dejarnos pasar, tu sabes que tienes la oportunidad, diseña tu vida a tu antojo mira,” you should be convinced by now, but just in case, “siente la vibración ción ción ción." Music as escapism, it doesn’t get better than that. And that amazingly charming voice! I’ll leave her other songs aside just because “Mueve” deserves all the attention it can get (plus there’s an upcoming video for it). We’ll most likely feature other songs by her really soon, she is currently setting up the release of an EP that she will sell through MySpace, handmade individual artwork for every CD, made of recycled material, how cool is that! By far, one of our favorite new artists, obviously, a must-download.

♫♫♫ "Mueve"


  1. yaaaaa! this song is amazing!! i can't wait to see the video

    much love to you and your family <3<3

  2. AWESOME!, extremely creative, she uses her beautiful voice with power and versatility.
    i'd LOVE to see her energy in a live show,i'm from Chile, Southamerica, and i feel very touched for her lyrics and her free spirit.

    thanks Lido for your wonderful music.

  3. Lido you are my hero, don't know anyone else who deserves this more. Keep on making the world more beautiful!

  4. Esta super bonita!


    (and not to bring up the javiera mena thing again, but i just think she just lacks the depth and range that ladies like lido and rita indiana have... THIS is exciting stuff. thanks!)

  6. Lido...I love you! I saw that "IT" factor the day I met you. Fearless - beautiful and incredibly talented. The world is about to catch up with you baby!

  7. live and direct from london:
    miss you, lido. i could always count on you to be the other brown person at the artists get-togethers here in white-ass london, ontario, canada

    more seriously, though... lido p. is one of the most talented young artists i have seen, period. but to complement the talent, she has discipline, drive, and that passion that keeps her striving for originality and innovation.

    to all y'all reading this. DO NOT SLEEP ON THIS ARTIST! matter of fact, check out her crew: TINY BOX COLLECTIVE... young, mad-talented and down to earth. what the hell are you waiting for - google that sh**!!!

    -Streets!... mp.

  8. YUP, that's my girl!!! i love you!

  9. Thank you very very muchas muchas gracias!!

    I love you very very mucho mucho mucho amor para todos!!


  10. WONDERFUL Job my dear Lido. You're one of my muses, always so inspiring. Countless Hugs from Colombia.

  11. Comment parler de Lido sans mentionner sa personalité flamboyante qui ravie une journée morose. Personalité qui transparait dans tout ce que cette magnifique artisite accompli, que se soit un dessin, un vidéo, un tableaux, ou animal en pleuche, ou encore comme si bien démontrer ici en chanson.

    Lido est une personne que l'on gagne a connaître !

  12. Lido cambiante mi vida esta canción atraviesa la esencia de mi alma con la fuerza de mil vientos.

  13. Lido, me sonaba de algun lado. ya la conocia por su myspace,y prometi darle otra escucha a su musica, menos mal me la recordaron.

  14. What an exciting upcoming year... this song by Lido trumps so much else out there... horns and hindi-sounding vocals? yes thanks!

    and of course Rita Indiana y Los Misterios...

    ya no puedo esperar obtener todo de los dos!

  15. wao! que refrescante! entra directo a mi playlist de los sabados que es mi día favorito.

  16. this is great, the video will be fun. thank you for featuring her!

  17. me encanta tu voz! mi hermana, la estrella rebelde

  18. Thank you for this -- Lido is a truly gifted artist and an inspiration, both creatively and personally.

    I also highly recommend her track "Humano" -- it is incredibly moving and beautiful.


  19. Thank you very much!
    Gracias a todos.



    Arriba Mundo!!!

  20. That is the most beautiful song I have heard in a while! Thank you very much!