TAJO ABIERTO: Francisca Valenzuela’s new album

"TAJO ABIERTO: Francisca Valenzuela’s new album"
Francisca ValenzuelaSinger-songwriter Francisca Valenzuela’s new album Tajo Abierto (Sliced Open), hits digital stores worldwide -and drops in physical format in Mexico, Spain and Chile- tomorrow. In this third full length album, Francisca explores a powerful, eclectic and adventurous sound, as well as ample lyrical pallet. String quartets, programming, flutes, brass, electric guitars and synths, vocal pads – it’s her strongest work yet. No holds barred.

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 (Matías Aguayo, Amigos Invisibles) and Aureo Baqueiro (Paulina Rubio, Alejandro Fernández). The gist of the music was recorded in Los Angeles, California – except for “Cuequita del Corazón”, 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,  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 González.

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!


(Frantastic Records 2014)
Prenderemos Fuego al Cielo
No Esperen mi Regreso
Perfume de tu Piel
Siempre eres Tú
Almost Superstars
Cuequita del Corazón
Tajo Abierto





10 / Fnac Barcelona | Fnac Triangle, Barcelona, Spain.

11 / Lemon Pop Festival | Cuartel de Artillería, Murcia, Spain.

12 / Radio 3 RNE | Estudios Padro del Rey, Madrid, Spain (limited seating).

13 / DECODE Festival | Campus de la Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain.

14 / Fnac Madrid | Fnac Callao, Madrid, Spain

17 / Fnac Valencia | Fnac San Agustín, Valencia, Spain

25 / Lunario del Auditorio Nacional | Mexico DF, Mexico.


12 / Teatro Caupolicán | Santiago, Chile.