15 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This stunning debut showcases the diverse vocal talents of Bebe, a Spanish singer who’s equally at ease singing and rapping. Minimalist beats and subtle electronics work through slowly unfolding melodies that draw variously from flamenco, hip-hop, and (sometimes) ska, making for funky tracks like “Siete Horas.” These well-crafted and masterfully produced songs draw listeners in with their intimate delivery and subtle touches, like faux vinyl crackles on the haunting “Razones (A capella).” But it’s the flamenco-rooted “Malo,” in which Bebe unsheathes her vocal claws in a hip-hop break, that best shows off those pipes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This stunning debut showcases the diverse vocal talents of Bebe, a Spanish singer who’s equally at ease singing and rapping. Minimalist beats and subtle electronics work through slowly unfolding melodies that draw variously from flamenco, hip-hop, and (sometimes) ska, making for funky tracks like “Siete Horas.” These well-crafted and masterfully produced songs draw listeners in with their intimate delivery and subtle touches, like faux vinyl crackles on the haunting “Razones (A capella).” But it’s the flamenco-rooted “Malo,” in which Bebe unsheathes her vocal claws in a hip-hop break, that best shows off those pipes.

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