Ever listen closely to the soundtrack of a cool indie film set in Southern California near the border, or set in the barrios of New York and thinking how much impact it gave the scene? While Santana may not have had indie film score in mind when he wrote “La Flaca” it is definitely one of the coolest tracks we’ve heard from the legendary guitar god.
From Santana’s upcoming album Corazon, Santana teams up with Latin rock artist Juanes on “La Flaca” which has Santana’s signature slow hand Latin guitar riffs mixed with Juanes’ smooth rock vocals.
“La Flaca” tells the story of a man falling deliriously head over heels for a woman who can salsa but still driving him crazy long after she leaves unexpectedly, still fantasizing for one more night.
“Por un beso de la Flaca daria lo que fuera/Por un beso de ella, aunque solo uno fuera/Aunque solo uno fuera” meaning for one last kiss from La Flaca he would do anything for one last kiss. Santana captures that feeling perfectly. Any man who’s been driven crazy that much by a woman can relate one hundred percent to “La Flaca.”