A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the shy and retiring Mexican flower known as Lorena Herrera and declared her my new trash Goddess. Well, lovely Lorena has some serious competition from her slightly (OK, vastly) more successful countrywoman Fey. I'm still a novice when it comes to the Mexican music scene but I'm convinced that country is a veritable breeding ground for trashy pop. It seems like any old stripper with a reed thin voice and a tacky dance beat can get a record deal over there! Although I really shouldn't tar this stunning diva with the same brush as Lorena. After all, Fey was one of Latin America's biggest stars in the 90s before coming in and out of retirement more times than John Farnham.
For her latest comeback, the Mexican temptress has channelled Shakira by recording her album in both Spanish and English. I haven't actually heard the Spanish version yet but "Sweet Temptation" is one of 2009's guiltiest pleasures. It shamelessly steals from every dance album released since 1997 and boasts some of the cheapest production this side of "The Hits & Beyond". Needless to say, I fucking love each and every second of it! Expect a review in the near future but in the meantime I want to concentrate on the lead single or more specifically, its video (above). "Let Me Show You" is fairly typical of Fey's cheap and cheerful brand of pop but the film clip stands out as one of the funniest things I've seen all year. Basically Fey rides a subway train through outer space wearing a selection of hideous outfits that even Lady GaGa would draw the line at while flirting with a robot and playing on her iPhone! Think "Can't Get You Out Of My Head" on bad acid and you'll be semi-prepared for Fey's cinematic masterpiece. Forget about all those boring Scandinavian pretenders - Mexicans do it better. Fact!