Y La Bamba on 'Lucha' and Embracing Their Full Identity

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Y La Bamba speaks with KEXP about family, Mexican American identity, queerness, and mental health, and how these themes show up in their music.

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Y La Bamba has just released their sixth studio album, Lucha. The project is fronted by Luz Elena Mendoza, whose dreamy vocals weave between Spanish and English.

Mendoza speaks with KEXP’s Albina Cabrera about family, Mexican American identity, queerness, and mental health, and how these themes show up in their music. They also discuss Mendoza's recent move from Portland to Mexico and their production work on the new record.

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