Julieta Venegas is one of the artists who transcends boundaries in the music world. Her album “Limon y Sal” [which is translated to Lemon and Salt] is one of her recordings which are destined to become a classic in the future. Most of the album deals with real issues without the smokescreens.
The principal song of the album “Limon y Sal” deals with love in its positive and negative aspects. The song deserves a great rating since it deals with accepting people for what they are and respecting their boundaries. When she sings that, she also states that she is happy with her love. It is a song that comes from the heart.
One of the songs “Eres Para Mi” or “You Are The One For Me” is based on a true love that one feels. It is a song that has some of the pop background mixed with some hip hop. It is another feel good song that gets people singing or falling in love. It is also a love song without the syrupy excesses or the triple X factors inherent in the majority of the contemporary songs.
Julieta Venegas also deals with social issues that are ignored by artists and record labels such as the song “Sin Documentos”. “Sin Documentos” or “Without Documents” deal with the issue of illegal immigration and how people can be arrested and deported for being illegal immigrants.
Another aspect of this song is how the people of the United States of America forget that they or their ancestors were immigrants and almost all of them illegal. What is meant by this sentence as well as my interpretation of the song “Sin Documentos” is that the Europeans came into the American Continent illegally and stole land from the Indigenous Population before eventually killing them off or allowing them to deteriorate in “reservations”.
Julieta Venegas also deals with the negative aspect of romance with songs such as “Me Voy” or “I Will Leave” deals with the incompatibility between a woman and a man. The explanation of why the love left between the woman and the man. Julieta Venegas also holds out the possibility of finding another person to fill the void left by the lost love. It is something that is as old as the history of humanity.
The album “Limon y Sal” deserves high marks for its music, composition, and performance by the multifaceted singer Julieta Venegas. The album itself has sold worldwide and I remember even seeing the album in record stores in China. The fact that Julieta Venegas has even sold in China is proof of her art and album being universal since it deals with the problems of humanity.
I give “Limon y Sal” and Julieta Venegas a 10/10 for her performance and the album content.