Love can strike down the mightiest person, and even Mon Laferte is not immune to its destruction charms. The confident and daring Chilean chanteuse has been moving into more interesting thematic territory with the 2018 release of Norma, an unusual pop album produced by The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodríguez-López and recorded by former Doors engineer Bruce Botnick. Laferte just released a new single, “Canción de Mierda” (“Shit Song”), in which she walks through the ruins of her love life via an ostensibly poppy song that’s draped in shadowy atmosphere and achingly mournful lyrics. She takes her lust and longing into outer space on another darkly enchanting recent single, “Chilango Blues,” sparking her languid dream-pop vocals with spectral roots-rock guitars. Ambar Lucid also expands the boundaries of Latin pop with an arty inventiveness as she talks to ghosts and raises chills.
Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood; Fri., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.; $32-$65. (323) 962-7600, www.hollywoodpalladium.com.