What happens when you go back to a place you thought was your home, only to find it profoundly different? That’s the subject explored in Puerto Rican indie pop duo Buscabulla‘s debut Regresa.
Buscabulla is made up of husband and wife Luis Alfredo Del Valle and Raquel Berrios, two Puerto Rico-born musicians who were based in New York until 2017. When their birthplace was devastated by Hurricanes Maria and Irma that year, they decided to leave New York and go back to where they were born. It was an emotional journey, one that inspired the songs of Regresa and which they chronicled for an upcoming mini-documentary.
Buscabulla, the duo of Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo del Valle, have been together since 2011, when they met at a house show in New York and became romantically involved. Since then, they’ve released two impressive EPs (the first of which, 2014’s EP 1, was produced by Dev Hynes after the duo won a Guitar Center competition), welcomed a daughter into their lives and moved back to Puerto Rico — honing their sensuous, alternative Latin pop all the while. Now, almost a decade on from their first meeting, their debut album, Regresa, is now via Ribbon Music. – READ + HEAR MORE via NPR