Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lucero - My New Mexican Obsession

Mexican pop music continues to blow my mind. It's hard to believe that so many glorious divas could emerge from the one nation - María José, Ninel Conde, Fey, Patricia Manterola and Lorena Herrera. So much talent and beauty! Well, I have a new name to add to that long list. A couple of days ago my Mexipop soulmate Joe introduced me to Lucero and it was love at first listen. The glamorous songbird is a living legend at home. She released her first album as a 13 year old in 1982 and is still going strong today. Lucero's latest opus (above) hit stores last month and the video for the album's second single debuted recently. Nothing will prepare you for fabulousness of "Indispensable". A 41 year old balladeer jumping on the electro-pop bandwagon - complete with a film clip that channels Lady Gaga and Britney Spears circa 2000 - is hard to beat! As much as I love the song, it's all about the visuals for me. The cheap special effects, dubious choreography and unfortunate outfits combine to create the video of the year (below). Seriously, this makes Fey's iconic "Let Me Show You" look like "Bad Romance"! Truly breathtaking. The annoying thing is I now have 21 albums to catch up on. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm buying this masterpiece for the cover alone!

11 comments:

Mariah said...

"Lucero - My New Mexican Obsession", you had me LOLing with the title.

Mike you are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Mike u must watch this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT4W2A2jgJ4

Lucero's best hit!

Anonymous said...

this is greatness! love it.

bomitoni said...

i knew you would love lucero!!! i am going to make you a 'starter package' w/ some gems i know you'll love :P

XOXO

in the meantime:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXM5oWnyKDg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl7TFolVTOM

Jafet M. Denegri said...

Mike she's a living legend, an iconic singer, an stunning telenovelas actress, she used to be my love when i was a child, with hits, like "Cuentame" "Electricidad" "Veleta" and so many more!!!

Kylie said...

Can not wait for pop panel this Sunday!!!!!

Mike said...

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Pop Panel has been delayed a week or two until I ask the judges to take part. Lol!

Anonymous said...

bought this from itunes last night because of your post. the whold CD is very dance pop and i love it. thanks

tommie said...

me too


i think u shoudl review this pop trash (plz put this in the next pop panel)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn60dbD0CsE

Mike said...

That's so cool. I'm glad I inspired you to buy Lucero!

Thanks for the suggestion Tommie. Definitely on my short list!

Adrian said...

Mike, I am from Romania, Europe and I`m a big fan of her. I am also the administrator of Lucero fan club from Romania (@Twitter and @Facebook). I love her! Lucero is a very beautiful and a very talented singer, actress and hostess. :)

Also I know that she has an official Twitter even is not verifyed. U can add her @Lucero_Hogaza.

More infos here: www.lucero.com.mx