“You Have To Go See It For Yourself,” Ximena Sariñana Talks On What She Misses About Mexico: Get To Know This Mexican Singer Gaining International Notice 
From child telenovela star to Grammy and Latin Grammy nominated artist, the future continues to look promising for Mexican singer Ximena Sariñana . The 25 year old originally from Guadalajara displays a wide range of talents, which include composing her own music, writing lyrics, playing the piano, and connecting with audiences around the globe.
Sariñana just wrapped her U.S. and Canada tour with Danish singer Oh Land and the Australian favorite, Sia, successfully demonstrating her cross-cultural chops while sharpening her own act. "The tour has been really great. Both Sia and Oh Land are really nice people and I like their music a lot so it's been fun to play with them," She spoke with MexicoToday on her excitement for this next phase of her career – the chance to reach a broader audience and move forward as an artist.
Things seem to be moving quickly for her now. With the release of her self-titled first English album earlier this month, the name Ximena Sariñana  is on everyone’s lips. Soon after being named VH1’s most recent “You Oughta Know ” artist she made her U.S. television debut on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno  and scored big performances like Lollapalooza Music Festival  in Chicago. American critics, as well as fans seem to be embracing this new artist enthusiastically.
After wrapping up her U.S. tour Sariñana will be taking her music to European audiences, and she continues to develop her small but gifted band. "I'm taking another musician and we're going to try to spice it up a little bit, doing drums instead of just the keyboard," she told MexicoToday.
Even as she hits her stride with American audiences, Sariñana remains closely rooted to her fans back in Mexico. "I try to stay in touch with my Mexican audience; I tweet in Spanish still, and I try to keep them informed. As soon as I'm done in Europe I'm going to go back to Mexico to work, and that’ll be fun," she exclaimed. When asked what she misses about Mexico, Sariñana says it’s the little things she misses most -- the warmth of the people, the liveliness of Mexico City (where she lived before coming to L.A.), and everyday foods like corn tortillas and fresh avocados. "You have to go see it for yourself,” she goes on, “the amount of culture that is there in terms of the past; that hybrid of modern culture with what traditional culture has created is very unique and special…there's nothing like it in the world.”
With her introspective lyrics and eclectic jazz-pop sound, Sariñana appeals to audiences around the world. Born of a filmmaker father and a screenwriter mother, one could think she takes her growing fame for granted, but Sariñana takes nothing for granted. “It’s very easy for people to assume that because you have an entertainment family you have it easier, but as I’m more in the public eye and standing off on my own I think that people just stop mentioning it after a while." Through hard work and a constant drive to push herself musically, Ximena Sariñana is truly earning her own place in the international spotlight.