Los Tigres del Norte: Coffin, the song that almost separated the group

If you talk about Mexican groups of regional music, one of which stands out is the call “Los Tigres del Norte”. The band was born at the end of the 60’s, being one of the longest-lived and most popular in the Aztec country. Despite the years, their fame continues to grow as well as their accolades, which is reflected in the great fortune they accumulate among the five members.

During his nearly six decades of career, “Los Tigres del Norte” They have gone through not only good experiences, but also difficult moments such as the separation of one of their vocalists, Raul Hernandez, who openly said that he took a step aside for not sharing the path they were following: making narco-runs that exalt figures of evil living.

“The Band of the Red Car”, “Contraband and Betrayal”, “The Chief of Chiefs” and “The Queen of the South”, are some of the songs dedicated to organized crime. Although Raúl’s departure left a void in the band, that was not the only time they faced a difficult situation. Learn more details below.

Los Tigres del Norte in Colombia during their tour in 2021 (Los Tigres del Norte / Facebook).
Los Tigres del Norte in Colombia during their tour in 2021 (Los Tigres del Norte / Facebook).

THE SONG THAT ALMOST SEPARATES THE NORTHERN TIGERS

After losing a great vocalist, the family group was about to fall apart due to a subject that was not to the liking of one of its members. It all dates back to 2016, when they were judges of the singing reality show “The voice”And they were encouraged to include new melodies in their repertoire.

This is how they worked with prominent composers such as Erika Ender, Manu Moreno and Ana Mónica Vélez, known for making hits like “Slowly”. Thus was born “Coffin”, A song that most of the band liked, except for one.

THE MEMBER WHO DIDN’T LIKE “CASKET”

Despite the opinion of his colleagues, Hernan Hernandez He disliked the song and stated that he was not going to record it; this is how the band thought the best thing would be to go to the studio without him. The song turned out to be a success, receiving a Grammy AwardHowever, this did not change the position of Hernán, who even walked away for a while.

Hernán Hernández is responsible for the electric bass and the second voice of the Mexican group (Photo: Los Tigres del Norte)
Hernán Hernández is responsible for the electric bass and the second voice of the Mexican group (Photo: Los Tigres del Norte)

THE AGREEMENT THEY CAME TO

To try to save the group, its members reached an agreement that was not favorable to the public. At the request of Hernán, “Coffin“It would not be played again, just as no music video would be made. In this way, the song can only be heard through digital platforms.

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