Alejandro Sanz sounds exactly the same on new single (and that’s a good thing!)
Compare you? Never! Alejandro Sanz comes out of hiding.
By ANGIE ROMERO
He’s had great albums (Básico, 3, No Es Lo Mismo, Más, MTV Unplugged) and not-so-great ones (El Tren de los Momentos, Paraíso Express) but Alejandro Sanz’ lyricism has remained constant. And there’s something to be said for consistency. People love Maná not because they’re supremely talented but because they’re familiar.
So if you didn’t like Sanz before, you’re not going to like him now.
I love Alejandrito because with each new song, he teaches me a new fancy Spanish word that sounds like it’s from the time of El Cid (today he taught me “aspavientos,” which apparently means fuss, or an exaggerated display of feeling).
Then of course there’s the matter of his vocals. When I look at someone like rising star Pablo Alborán, 22, who also fuses flamenco elements with pop, I see how important Sanz has been to music. When we interviewed Alborán during last year’s Latin Grammys he spoke about Sanz’ influence and sang us a little something something.
Alejandro, himself a student of the great Paco de Lucía, is newly married (to his longtime GF Raquel Perera) and seemingly in a happy place, but that doesn’t mean he has all the answers.
In the first single off his upcoming album, La Música No Se Toca (due in September) he addresses the baggage we sometimes bring into new relationships. It’s called “No Me Compares” (out now) and it’s co-produced by Sanz and Colombian Julio Reyes (Marc Anthony, among others).
“Now is when I show you where I come from, and what my heart is made of…Now is when I show you where I come from, and the wounds that love has left me,” he croons.
Corta venas, indeed! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Check out the lyric video below, which contains footage submitted by fans.
P.S. I see you’ve lost some weight, boo!