After releasing the hit single "Desiertos," the Chilean pop/rock ensemble emerged with its first full-length record, Doble Opuesto, featuring a cover of the Rolling Stones
' "Angie." La Ley soon achieved local rock sensation status. Sadly, founder Andrés Bobe passed away after a car accident in April 1994. Nevertheless, the group pressed on with ex-Anachena guitarist Pedro Frugone, releasing Invisible in 1995 and Vértigo three years later. The Grammy-winning MTV Unplugged, the follow-up to the Latin alternative pop/rock album Uno, became their first top-selling album throughout Latin America. Based on this success, both WEA
released compilations in 2002, followed by a new studio album, Libertad, in 2003.
The group called it a day in 2005 after playing a string of farewell dates, culminating in a massive show in Buenos Aires. In 2008, the group re-formed and cut Las de Ley de La Ley for WEA Latina
, followed by another South American tour. The trio took another extended break shortly thereafter as each of its members pursued solo projects. In early 2014, La Ley re-formed again and released Retour, which featured songs from throughout their catalog -- including three tracks from their MTV Unplugged performance -- and one new song entitled "Olividar." It was followed by a tour of Mexico and Central and South America.
The tour spurred inspiration between Cuevas and Clavería. They entered a recording studio in Los Angeles in mid 2015 and set down a new tracks--their first new studio material since 2003. The pre-release single "Ya no estás," released in January the following year revealed the band still had their magic. The album entitled Adaptación, featured a dozen new songs. and issued digitally on April 8, 2016, with the physical product appearing two weeks later. The new recording was followed by a 20-plus city Chilean tour and a summer trek through Mexico. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi