13 Songs, 53 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Already known to Mexican audiences as an actress, Ximena Sariñana brought her theatrical style to her singer/songwriter debut: She plays a '50s housewife on the title track, which sends up women of that era's quest for perfection. But much of her elegant jazz-pop is more personal: On "Gris," a lyric about depression is paired to a gorgeously downcast tune. The language barrier shouldn’t discourage any fans of laidback pop—especially those with an affinity for Norah Jones or Nellie McKay.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Already known to Mexican audiences as an actress, Ximena Sariñana brought her theatrical style to her singer/songwriter debut: She plays a '50s housewife on the title track, which sends up women of that era's quest for perfection. But much of her elegant jazz-pop is more personal: On "Gris," a lyric about depression is paired to a gorgeously downcast tune. The language barrier shouldn’t discourage any fans of laidback pop—especially those with an affinity for Norah Jones or Nellie McKay.

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