Chilean rapper phenom Ana Tijoux will release her sophomore album, La Bala, on January 31 through Nacional. The highly awaited follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut, 1977, provides an in-depth look into Tijoux’s life as a mother, musician and resident of Chile. The new album’s first single, “Shock,” speaks to Chile’s political student protest movement. “Writing this song, I was inspired by these social movements,” Tijoux said in a press release. “I thought it was important to pay homage to these protesters.”
Tijoux gained international notoriety two years ago when she worked with Julieta Venegas on the song “Eres Para Mi” and when her music was featured on the hit television show Breaking Bad. Since then she has made her way to the States performing for large audiences at festivals such as SXSW and Lollapalooza.
Her new album was was worked on in both Santiago, Chile, and the dirty glove city of Detroit, MI. It hosts 11 tracks with help from musicians Jorge Drexler, Solo Di Medina and Los Aldeanos.