18-year-old Junior H is up next in the ever-so-changing Música Regional movement. The genre that has slowly began to accept a more urbanized artist over the past couple of years has developed a new sound now known as “Regional Urbano” and Junior H is the newest poster child for the clashing of old traditions vs. new trends. What was once strictly reserved for traditional Mexican narratives, has emerged a sub-genre that has began adopting elements of today’s Hip-Hop music.
Although the newly-created genre seems to fly under the radar when it comes to mainstream recognition, it’s most definitely growing a rapid fan-base, particularly with first generation Mexican-Americans who are trying to balance both identities.
Junior H’s newest project “Atrapado En Un Sueño (Trapped In A Dream)” is the perfect title to compliment his calm demeanor and slowed-down, dream-like style that he is spear-heading in today’s Trap Corridos.
“When I moved to Utah, I learned how to play guitar. I didn’t really know notes, but I kept writing and one day I recorded a song called ‘No He Cambiado’ (I Haven’t Changed) but it was a new sound in Mexican music so I didn’t think anybody was going to accept it,” he told Pepe Garza in a recent interview that has garnered over half a million views in less than a week. “I was working in restaurants at the time and I uploaded it to Youtube. About a month later I looked it up and it had like a million views so I started reading the comments and that’s when I decided to get on Instagram.”
The 7-track, 27-minute length tape is just the right amount of time to get to know Junior H on his sophomore solo project.
“Vengo de casa muy humilde y la pobreza, recuerdo tristezas antes de piez a cabeza… Que me ven siempre vestido en ropas negras. Critican mi estilo pero nadie se me acerca.”
“I come from a poor and humble home of sad memories. They always see me dressed in all-black and criticize my style but nobody ever comes near me.”
Stream “Atrapado En Un Sueño” Here: