Lucy Rodriguez has released a cover of “Escríbeme”, the latest single from her debut album Si Mañana.
Originally written by Venezuelan songwriter, Guillermo Castillo Bustamante, a great number of artists have recorded “Escríbeme” since its initial release in 1953. Lucy’s preferred interpretation, however, has always been the one recorded by late singer Chavela Hernandez, of Chavela and Brown Express fame, in 1978.
“After talking it over with my production team, we decided it would be best to maintain the sound that was unique to Chavela’s version and keep that classic style intact,” Lucy said. “Having a personal relationship with her family and keeping her two daughters and her widower, Eduardo Hernandez (Los Tigres del Norte) involved in the process made this recording even more meaningful for me. It was the only real way, in my opinion, to do any justice to her memory and pay her legacy proper homage.”
“Escríbeme”, recorded by Lucy for her label Emerald Records, under license to Brambilla Musical Mexico S.A de C.V, is available at all digital music platforms, as well as limited edition vinyl and compact disc formats of her debut album Si Mañana at www.onelucy.com.
Lucy is currently back in the studio working on her next album.
LISTEN: “Escríbeme ” — Lucy Rodriguez