Mon Laferte premiered the video for “Amigos Simplemente” today, exclusively through Facebook. It’s a universally relatable love song as Mon sings of that moment when friendship begins to transform, and that simple affection you once felt becomes stronger.
“I want something with you, more than being friends… Let me love you or at least try. It is no coincidence to love you; it is not an accident,” the Chilean artist sings.
The latest single from Mon’s recent album Seis, “Amigos Simplemente” focuses on a young couple who slowly displays to us that there is something more to their relationship than being just simply friends. The premiere of the new video takes place ahead of Latino and Hispanic Heritage Month (LHHM), which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. Throughout the month, Facebook will highlight stories from diverse artists and personalities from Latino and Hispanic communities that shape the culture of the United States. This year, Mon Laferte is one of the singers honored for her diverse contributions and achievements in America.
SEIS is an intensely personal album inspired by a documentary about Mexican-via Costa Rica singer Chavela Vargas, who is best known for revolutionizing Mexican ranchera music. The songs were born during the global pandemic and heavy isolation, and include carefully crafted lyrics, brought forth from self-reflection, allowing Mon to explore her deepest feelings, leaving nothing but vulnerability at this rare time.
Billboard calls SEIS, “Vulnerable and commanding” and VICE says, “It gives you chills, requiring no knowledge of Spanish to communicate its emotion… a gut-stomping triumph.” BBC Music says, “SEISis her most intimate and courageous yet; tackling complex topics such as misogyny, repression, and injustice, inspired by her lived experiences.”
Tickets are on sale now and a full list of tour dates can be found below.
Mon Laferte Tour Dates:
Oct 11 — Washington, DC — The Fillmore
Oct 13 — Brooklyn, NY — Kings Theater
Oct 15 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
Oct 16 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
Oct 17 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
Oct 19 — Miami, FL — The Fillmore
Oct 22 — Houston, TX — Bayou Music Center
Oct 23 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec
Oct 24 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
Oct 27 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
Oct 28 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto