Many of our favorite millennial pop icons are coming back. From Belanova to Besame Mucho Fest’s talent, there’s a resurgence of Latin American pop stars making their way to the U.S. – and we’re here for it. The latest star making a comeback is Fey. The ‘90s-2000s pop star is finally back to touring the States after a decade. We spoke to the Mexican electro-pop singer about her highly-anticipated tour, fandom, and new era with “Disparándole A La Nada.”
Fey has been in the spotlight since she was young. At only 10 years old, she participated in and won Televisa’s competition show XE-TU’s Canta Canta, performing in front and later with a young Luis Miguel, who was already famous then (1984). This was the start of her quickly ascending career as a pop star, which led her to be signed by Sony Music in 1995.
To many, Fey is known for her popular tracks like “Media Naranja” (1995), “Muévelo (1996), and “Ni Tú Ni Nadie” (1998). With these hits, the singer connected with her audience and grew up with them. Almost 30 years later, they are still centerpieces for her performances. For Fey, singing these hits is a way to connect the generation from the ‘90s with their own children.
“It is very exciting to know that the songs don’t die,” she tells Remezcla. “The songs continue on; they get another life because, suddenly, we pass them onto the new generations. It’s very endearing to go to your concert and see that all those familiar faces of people who were teenagers or children then have now grown up with me and have a family, too.”
For the singer, having multigenerational fans is special to her. “You take your family, you take your children [to my show], and you show them what you used to vibe to, what you went through, how you fell in love with their mother. It is very nice to share that whole cycle of life [with my fans],” she says.
The highly anticipated solo tour will also create a deeper connection with those who know her beyond the popular songs she’s sung in her past tours. It will also allow newer fans to see their idol perform live finally. Though Fey was part of the 90s Pop Tour (2017-2018), this is the first time she’s bringing a full set list with her hits and beyond. Besides the hits, she’s looking forward to performing tracks “that aren’t expected” to “remind [her fans] of a stage of their life” while they dance and sing together.
It’s very endearing to go to your concert and see that all those familiar faces of people who were teenagers or children then have now grown up with me and have a family, too.
Beyond millennial nostalgia, Fey aims to nourish a stronger connection with her loyal fans who are at another stage in their lives through the tour – she wants them to know they’re not alone in any era. Case in point is her new song “Disparándole A La Nada,” where she is no longer idealizing love as she did with songs like “Media Naranja” and “Azúcar Amargo” (which she subtly winks at with the song’s line “La media naranja se amarga”). “We already lived through [that era of idealizing love]. Now, we’ve already had husbands, boyfriends, breakups, heartbreaks – everything,” she shares.
Fey’s upcoming U.S. tour will kick off at the Besame Mucho Fest in Austin, TX (March 2), and wrap up at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, CA (Sep. 13).