Alejandra Guzman has been called many things — “La reina de corazones” (Queen of Hearts), the Mexican Queen of Rock, La Guzmán and many more. However, for her, few descriptions or definitions are as important professionally as “trailblazer,” “fearless,” and “innovative.”

“Miedo? Never,” she stated in an exclusive interview with Mitu to promote her new single “Reynísima.” The single is part of her eponymous tour and represents her current mental and emotional state. 

“There is no need to be afraid to live, create, or break out of the mold. Although if there is something that has characterized me in life, I have never fit into any mold or any box,” Guzman added.

And she is right. 

Alejandra Guzmán and her crusade to break stereotypes

Since her beginnings, Alejandra Guzmán has been unique and an expert in defying stereotypes. First, for her husky, raspy voice. Then for her lighthearted attitude regarding the themes of her songs. 

Who doesn’t remember the famous chorus, “hacer el amor con otro”? It was 1991 when this icon talked about how bad she felt in bed without her favorite partner.

Alejandra Guzmán was also a pioneer, as the first “bad girl” in Latino entertainment. She was a showwoman who traded feathers and long dresses for spiky outfits, short hair, and black lips. 

She gave it all with her heart bare and accompanied it with elegant movements like the ballet dancers who taught her discipline throughout her childhood — an exercise in contradictions. 

Alejandra Guzmán was one of those artists that many got tired of trying to understand and ended up first accepting her, then admiring her until they fell in love.

This 2023, Alejandra Guzmán celebrates 35 years of career and a kind of rebirth after taking complete control of her business as an artist. “Many times, I’ve let myself be led by others. I’ve had too many voices around me. Not anymore,” she told us.

“I no longer have people around me who do not wish me well but [only want] to make money at my expense. No more. Those pressures — to make more and more money — did me a lot of harm,” she said in direct reference to the accident she had on stage in October, where she dislocated her hip. 

As part of that journey, Guzman embraced her rock essence and stopped chasing trends with her original music. That is why with “Reynísima,” she returns to her original sound.

“There’s nothing like being authentic. I made this song for my fans, my ‘TeamGuzman,’ and I know they will enjoy it. The others will come,” she said.

This is precisely her message for young Latinas in music, as these are lessons she learned the hard way. 

“Besides seizing the path we have opened for them in terms of the freedom to sing what they want and look the way they want, they [should] also learn from the business,” she wished upon young Latina artists. “They should not let others influence them and take advantage.”