Acclaimed singer-songwriter Carla Morrison is returning to music brand new. These past few years, she’s analyzed who she’s been and who she wants to be, culling empowerment from both and centering herself.
Raw retellings of emotional, personal heartbreaks are the bedrock of Morrison’s material, and this honest approach earned her multiple Grammy nominations and Latin Grammy wins over the course of five albums. Snowballing from a Grammy nomination for her 2010 EP Mientras Tú Dormías, onto 2012’s Déjenme Llorar and the 2016 release of Amor Supremo, her success grew rapidly. Taking the outdoor stage at Coachella, filling to capacity Mexico City’s famed Auditorio Nacional, and sold-out U.S. tours followed.
In 2018, Morrison considered how a change of scenery might shift her outlook and relocated to Paris. With her newfound sharpness of self comes an acceptance that perfection isn’t possible, but unabashedly being yourself is the closest thing to it. Standing in that knowledge, nobody can shake Carla Morrison’s self-confidence now. “I feel like I finally learned who I was, and that’s one of the things that helps you navigate life in a better way,” she says. “That was my rebirth—for my mind and my soul.”