Panamanian singer-songwriter Sofía Valdés shares a Spanish version of “Amsterdam” from her debut EP, Ventura released in February of this year. The single details the pain of wanting to be with someone when they’ve since moved on to be with someone else. Sofia’s music offers a unique quality of being relatable to anyone who has experienced heartbreak while avoiding cliche.
“Amsterdam” begins and ends with a scratched sample of a Spanish poem, “El Mar” by Jorge Luis Borges. This paired with the kinetic hand percussion, inspired by sounds she heard growing up in Panama, beautifully displays Valdés’ musical talent.
On her cultural roots, Sofía Valdés shared, “The deeper I get into working on my music, the more I realize how much it’s connected to the music that people in my family were making a long time ago.” Listen to the latest rendition of her song below.
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