10 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ecuadorian singer’s electro-pop debut is full of sonic refreshment and luminous surprise. Lush but understated, futuristic but organic, “Isla Magica” exemplifies her twinkling charisma. Nudged by a hushed hip-hop beat, “Moai Y Yo” remains as swift as a sparrow and gentle as a wink. “Llamame” layers a breath-filled bossa nova with fizzy, fluttering sounds, while “Ciudad Desnuda” is electro-pop at its most shyly seductive. Usbeck could well be our space-age Astrud Gilberto—just listen to the way the neon notes of “Playa Escondida” flutter and float like blown dandelion seeds.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Ecuadorian singer’s electro-pop debut is full of sonic refreshment and luminous surprise. Lush but understated, futuristic but organic, “Isla Magica” exemplifies her twinkling charisma. Nudged by a hushed hip-hop beat, “Moai Y Yo” remains as swift as a sparrow and gentle as a wink. “Llamame” layers a breath-filled bossa nova with fizzy, fluttering sounds, while “Ciudad Desnuda” is electro-pop at its most shyly seductive. Usbeck could well be our space-age Astrud Gilberto—just listen to the way the neon notes of “Playa Escondida” flutter and float like blown dandelion seeds.

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