Essential Tracks on Natalia Jiménez’s ‘México de Mi Corazón, Vol. 2′: Staff Picks thumbnail

Essential Tracks on Natalia Jiménez’s ‘México de Mi Corazón, Vol. 2′: Staff Picks

Two years since her México de Mi Corazón (Mexico of My Heart) album, Spanish singer-songwriter Natalia Jiménez has released a second volume, equally packed with tangible emotions as Jiménez takes on some Mexico’s most treasured regional Mexican anthems.

“I put all my effort and affection into making this record for Mexico, which is the country of my artistic birth,” the chart-topping artist said in a statement. “I hope my audiences embrace this album as much as they did the first volume, and that they enjoy it a lot at home. It’s a really lovely and moving album.”

Home to 15 tracks, the set is wide-ranging as Jiménez dabbles in regional Mexican styles such as mariachi, banda and ranchera. Out of the 15 songs — which feature collabs with artists such as Ana Bárbara and Joss Favela — four are original songs including the ultra melancholic ballad “La Pena,” which she co-wrote with Claudia Brant and Julio Reyes Copello.