6 Songs, 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Karen Freire revels in the lush synth melodies and punchy digital beats that defined the cutting edge of R&B in the late ’80s and early ’90s, throwing in a bit of the distinctively Latin melodrama that a title like Telenovela promises. With her debut solo EP as Kablito, the Ecuadorian-born singer fixes on that moment when electro met soul, purring her shamelessly romantic lyrics over shimmering grooves. The sensuous disco bump of "Mentiras" announces Freire as a retro-pop diva to reckon with, while otherworldly slow jams like "Frente a Frente" steam things up with little more than murmurs and finger-snaps.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Karen Freire revels in the lush synth melodies and punchy digital beats that defined the cutting edge of R&B in the late ’80s and early ’90s, throwing in a bit of the distinctively Latin melodrama that a title like Telenovela promises. With her debut solo EP as Kablito, the Ecuadorian-born singer fixes on that moment when electro met soul, purring her shamelessly romantic lyrics over shimmering grooves. The sensuous disco bump of "Mentiras" announces Freire as a retro-pop diva to reckon with, while otherworldly slow jams like "Frente a Frente" steam things up with little more than murmurs and finger-snaps.

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