I have been watching La Tempestad and honestly I am way more invested in it that I originally expected. I’m currently on episode 30 and I honestly feel like the characters are real people. I think about them randomly, imagine their lives, predict what will happen next, who will fall in love, etc. It has been fun, frustrated, exciting, passionate and chaotic all at the same time. It has been a ride that I have more than enjoyed.
As we spoke about music during class I couldn’t help but immediately look up the lyrics to the main songs in La Tempestad. I don’t know why I had not done this yet but it was fascinating to finally translate the lyrics to the songs that so often get stuck in my head.
The main song is “Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti” which means I have desired for you today. It was first written by a Spanish singer, Miguel Gallardo, and was released in 1975. Christina Aguilera and Alejandro Fernandez covered it in 2013 as the main song for La Tempestad. The songs lyrics are about a man who declares his love for a woman who is moving away for a long time.
Suddenly this information added a whole new depth to my perception of La Tempestad. Every time I head the song, I long for Marina and Damian to be together so badly. When everything gets progressively more complicated and chaotic, this song brings it all back to the love of Marina and Damian surviving even the toughest obstacles.
I also enjoyed learning about incidental music. I can pick out the sounds of the evil Estercita everytime she has a new idea to ruin Marina’s life. I can also pick out the music of Hernan and every time it plays I only hate him more and more. These words may sound strong but the feelings this show evokes are strong and the music only ads to the strength of these emotions.
It has been fascinating learning about how the music is created and used in a way to add a new depth to the story line. I love how the storyline and the characters can hook an audience, but the music can have the same effect!
Here is the link of the music video of Alejandro Fernandez and Christina Aguilera: