The Blanca New EP titled “Renovada,” which means “renewed” pays tribute to Blanca’s late parents, both of whom she previously lost to cancer. The new project honors her parents’ legacy and her Puerto Rican heritage. “My Spanish culture and deep Latina roots play a huge part in this,” she explains. “My parents always desired for me to embrace this part of me and create music for my people and my family. So here I am, finally doing just that. They aren’t here to see it happen, but I’m hoping through the music and the songs, I can keep their legacy alive.”
Historically, Blanca has naturally translated her lyrics from English to Spanish, but for Renovada, she intentionally crafted every song from the ground up in her native tongue. A reflection of her recent journey toward self-discovery, which she chronicled in her documentary, Pedazos (“Pieces”), last fall, her new Spanish-language EP also includes guest features from Dove Award winner Christine D’Clario, Genio, Blanca’s cousin and a respected writer in the Latin space, and GAWVI, who produced the majority of the EP.
Lead song, “Soy,” translated “I Am,” drops today, giving fans a taste of the forthcoming collection. The track—a collaboration with D’Clario—centers around the theme of identity, written as Blanca was personally exploring who she was as a woman of deep faith and Puerto Rican descent. Listen to “Soy” HERE.
Additional information about Renovada will be revealed in the coming months. In the meantime, listen to “Soy,” pre-save, pre-add, or pre-order the EP HERE.
Renovada Track Listing:
Blanca – Papi Song (feat. Genio) Blanca – Zone (feat. GAWVI) Blanca – Un Salmo Blanca – Soy (feat. Christine D’Clario) Blanca – Amor De Primera (feat. Lead and Samuel ASH)