Carin León & Leon Bridges Blend Talents & Languages On Enchanting ‘It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tú)’ Single

The worlds of American R&B and música Mexicana come together on the new track.

By Scott Bernstein Mar 29, 2024 8:34 am PDT

Mexican singer-songwriter Carín León and soul star Leon Bridges dropped their new joint single, “It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tú).” The breezy track features lyrics sung in both English and Spanish and marks the first collaboration for the duo.

“It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tú),” which was produced by Edgar Barrera (Shakira, Maluma, Grupo Frontera) and CASTA (Karol G, Becky G, Manuel Turizo), tells the tale of a jilted lover who understands his ex was responsible for his heartbreak. Bridges headed down to León’s hometown of Sonora, Hermosillo to film the Willy Rodríguez-directed video for the song.

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Both Carin León and Leon Bridges discussed their collaboration in a press release, stating:

Carin León

“This song with my friend Leon is very important to me. It’s another huge moment for American roots music and música Mexicana, uniting two languages that, despite having so much in common, need music to express their solidarity. Creating this song makes me feel refreshed as a creative and a musician and will feel refreshing to Leon’s fans and my fans alike. It features production from Edgar Barrera and CASTA, the talented Colombian that needs no introduction. Everything happens for a reason, and after holding this song for eight months, we are so happy with how this crossover worked out.”

Leon Bridges

“‘It Was Always You’ is a breezy heartbreak tune about being in a toxic relationship but finding peace with moving on. I first found out about Carin from some friends in Texas and knew I wanted to collaborate. I reached out directly, and he was game right away. I had the pleasure of going to Carin’s Hometown of Hermosillo, Mexico to shoot the video and his family and community were so loving and hospitable. Mexican music and culture is laced all throughout Fort Worth, Texas, so doing this collab felt a bit like home to me.”

Watch the video for Carin León and Leon Bridges’ “It Was Always You (Siempre Fuiste Tú)” below:

Carin León and Leon Bridges will each perform at Stagecoach next month.

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