Published by Francisca’s own record label, Frantastic Records, Tajo Abierto contains 11 songs -10 songs in Spanish and 1 in English- all written and composed by the singer herself. She also worked side by side with producers Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jesse Rogg(Banks, Sam Sparrow), Vicente Sanfuentes (MatÃas Aguayo, Amigos Invisibles) and Aureo Baqueiro (Paulina Rubio, Alejandro FernÃ¡ndez). The gist of the music was recorded in Los Angeles, California – except for “Cuequita del CorazÃ³n”, which was recorded outside ofFrancisca’s hometown of Santiago, Chile.
As for the album’s provocative title: “I chose Tajo Abierto (Sliced Open) for two reasons”, saysFrancisca. “First,Â when I looked over the songs that would be on the album, I noticed that the body and the anatomical, the corporeal, became a recurring image and topic throughout the album -skin, organs, blood, ventricle, capillary, flesh and so on. Second, the song, ‘Tajo Abierto’ itself has a sort of representative spirit of the album: it’s about being vulnerable, exposed, open; just as you are”.
These same themes are the ones that prompted the artwork. Using her own collage work as inspiration and guideline -overlaying photos and images and “slicing them open”– Franciscadeveloped the visual concept of the album, and worked on it with longtime collaborator, designer Pablo GonzÃ¡lez.
Francisca starts touring Tajo Abierto this same exact week and continues throughout 2014. Spain, Mexico and Chile are some of the places already confirmed. See below for upcoming shows and stay tuned, we are always confirming new tour dates!
TRACKLIST FOR TAJO ABIERTO
(Frantastic Records 2014)
Prenderemos Fuego al Cielo
No Esperen mi Regreso
Perfume de tu Piel
Siempre eres TÃº
Cuequita del CorazÃ³n
10 / Fnac BarcelonaÂ | Fnac Triangle, Barcelona, Spain.
11 /Â Lemon Pop FestivalÂ | Cuartel de ArtillerÃa, Murcia, Spain.
12 / Radio 3 RNE | Estudios Padro del Rey, Madrid, Spain (limited seating).
13 /Â DECODE FestivalÂ | Campus de la Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.
14Â / Fnac Madrid | Fnac Callao, Madrid, Spain
17 / Fnac ValenciaÂ | Fnac San AgustÃn, Valencia, Spain
25Â /Â Lunario del Auditorio NacionalÂ | Mexico DF, Mexico.