Karmento will compete in the grand final of Benidorm Fest 2023 with her track “Quiero y duelo”. The track is a reflection on her life’s journey: that of someone born in a little town who moves out of it to make a living.
From her own insecurities to her parent’s support, Karmento makes poetry out of the experience of a lifetime.
Scroll down for the “Quiero y Duelo” lyrics
Benidorm Fest 2023: Karmento “Quiero y Duelo”
Karmento, a social worker by trade, is a folk artist who has lived abroad several times and has moved all around her region, La Mancha. That experience of meeting each town’s traditions finally flourished in a passion for music that emerged when she was living in Malta.
Once she came back to Spain, Karmento started developing her musical persona. Now, she’s thriving as a musician. Most of her videos are deeply connected to her region’s land, just like her Benidorm Fest staging.
What do the “Quiero y Duelo” lyrics mean?
“Quiero y Duelo” is actually a saying from Karmento’s town Bogarra. It means “I want and I mourn”. Speaking in an interview, Karmento explained the saying with an analogy to pregnancy — giving birth is like a “Quiero y Duelo”.
The lyrics reflect on her life and her doubts: “And discern if the ship is stalling or if it sails peacefully”. “In the years grey moments, when she had doubts, she lived out of the memories”. “What are you going to do, if the wind is calling you, if the bonfire is still lit and you don’t know where to come back?”
“Quiero y Duelo” lyrics – Karmento (Benidorm Fest 2023)
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