Nacho Cano was born in Mexico City, and now resides in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old songwriter/producer has released musical projects under the name Twin Cabins, Canito and, currently, Harmless. Immigrating to San Diego at ten years old, Cano used hip hop to expand the English he spoke.
In the fall of 2017 he was involved in a near fatal car accident. As he wrote “Como Somos,” unaware of the physical pain he’d undergo just a few months later, wounds from an ended long-term relationship were just scarring. Like most artists, Nacho worked through these feelings by making. Here are Cano’s own words about writing the song during this challenging time:
“Como Somos (How We Are in English) was probably one of the few songs that I wrote during my break up. When my ex and I were going through tough times I would walk around the neighborhood to clear my head and would sing the chorus to myself. I didn’t want to finish the track at the time because I was hopeful for things to change between us. I’d write a verse here and there when I felt hopeful. Finishing the song represented the end of us. By the time I finished it things were definitively over and I didn’t wanna be in love.”
Photo by Easton Schirra
Harmless plays Saturday, September 8th at Kinetic, a night of music & animation, presented by Civic Center Studios. Tickets available now at https://tix.to/