Javiera Mena is a singer-songwriter from Santiago, Chile. whose music combines folk and pop with electronic elements. In 2005 she first appeared in the Chilean indie scene, as some of her songs ("Sol de Invierno" and "Cámara Lenta") were included in some compilations (Panorama Neutral: Música Independiente Desde Chile, and the soundtrack of the film Se arrienda, respectively). Her first full-length album, Esquemas juveniles, was released by the Argentine label Indice Virgen in August 2006.
Javiera’s second album, after more than 4 years of production and mastering, was released in 2010 entitled just Mena. This work was also produced by Cristian Heyne, and took a more dancefloor-oriented taste compared to her first album, that despite of having songs of this type, it also had some mid-tempo and slow ballads. The album’s first single, “Hasta la verdad”, was listed as one of the Singles of the Week to pay attention to in the USA iTunes Music Store, and iTunes Mexico in December of this year considered Mena as the breakthrough album of the year.