ALTAR, Luz Gaggi’s debut album

Luz Gaggi finishes 2023 reaffirming herself as one of the most impactful new voices in the local scene: at an event held in XXX, she presented Altar, her debut album, which brings together 10 original tracks infused with her unique style and a powerful concept. “I believe that Altar is, beyond its meaning itself, the deification of something or someone, the way one positions their emotions, thoughts, and beliefs towards that, the absolute surrender and gratitude, surrendering and trusting that there is something greater, beyond any kind of religion, ideology, or politics,” she says.

Altar represents an introspective journey by Luz: “Because I tore off the little shell, because I rambled, because I observed too much, because I fell in love, because I understood the how and the why, because I was the most sensitive person. Altar is the bodies, the pure soul, the guilt, the instincts, the sorrow, the raw, the broken, the glorious, the miracle, and the cure, Altar is the creation, because I believed in altars and because I considered myself one,” she adds.

Musically, the album combines pop and urban music with the epic sounds of Rio de la Plata roots, with flamenco and Afro-American hip-hop reminiscences. Luz’s powerful voice adds the distinctive stamp to each of the tracks in which relationships, deepest emotions, ambition, uninhibitedness, and empowerment are protagonists.

It was recorded in Los Angeles, alongside Claudia Brant (who has written songs for Camila Cabello, Soledad, Alejandro Sanz, Luis Fonsi, CNCO, Barbra Streisand, Ricky Martin, among others) and Josh Cumbee (collaborator of Janet Jackson, Take That, Madonna, Chris Brown, Adam Lambert, Kygo, and many more). The video for “Altar” – the track that gives its name to the album – in which Luz is seen leading a spectacular fire ritual, and the visualizers of all the tracks, were directed by Belén Asad.

“Altar is now available on all platforms.