14 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After courting the U.S. market with an English album, the Latin pop star went back to singing in Spanish—but don't call Pau-Latina a return to roots. Instead, her sound is even more expansive, with driving electronic beats, fist-pumping arena-rock riffs ("Alma En Libertad" borrows one from John Mellencamp), and subtle touches of accordion and Spanish guitar. "Dame Otro Tequila" is about drinking to get over a breakup, but the festive music, complete with mariachi horns, sounds like the heartbreak is already miles away.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After courting the U.S. market with an English album, the Latin pop star went back to singing in Spanish—but don't call Pau-Latina a return to roots. Instead, her sound is even more expansive, with driving electronic beats, fist-pumping arena-rock riffs ("Alma En Libertad" borrows one from John Mellencamp), and subtle touches of accordion and Spanish guitar. "Dame Otro Tequila" is about drinking to get over a breakup, but the festive music, complete with mariachi horns, sounds like the heartbreak is already miles away.

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