Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Monica Naranjo's English Language Electro Anthem


Don't be frightened - that isn't Lady Gaga without make-up. Rather, it's the cover of Monica Naranjo's new single "Make You Rock". At this point you might be wondering who is this scary bitch? Well, she is the Queen of Spanish pop (Sorry, Marta!) and commands the gays over there with more authority than Madonna and Kylie combined. I have to admit that I struggle with her more artistic endeavours like that boring album of Mina covers but 2008's Tarántula was an epic display of pop mastery and I was excited when I heard she was recording in English for the first time since 2003.

As it turns out, "Make You Rock" lives up to its title. The dark electro-anthem rocked my world with its clever "Smalltown Boy" sample and towering chorus. Monica shows off the powerful pipes that made her a superstar in the Spanish-speaking world and unleashes her inner-demon in the terrifying video (below). Before any of you flops bring up Mother Monster, Watch this. Spain's greatest cultural export since Rossy de Palma has been channeling her inner Goth for years, so don't even try that shit with me. Monica really goes all out in her latest visual masterpiece with crazy costumes, demon children and a possessed statue. Lady Gaga is taking notes for ARTPOP.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paulina is my queen of Spanish pop!

Robpop said...

Paulina...is Mexican....Paulina is okay. Her Brava! album is okay. Love the reloaded version (for the Cahill Club mix of Boys will be Boys). She's no Marta Sanchez though.

Great review Monica!!!!! CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ALBUM!

Mike said...

I actually think the Queen of Spanish pop is Soraya but Monica is fabulous too. It took me a while to get this song but now I love it and can't wait for her album.

And Paulina is amazing too. Boys Will Be Boys is one of my fave songs of 2012!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE HER! this music video and song are FLAWLESS!

Javier Moreno said...

Monica is the Queen of Spanish pop, not that it matters. Love her but not as much as Marta Sanchez! Soraya Arnelas is not viewed on the same level as these two, mainly due to not being around as long due to her age but she's cool too.

Javier Moreno said...

Any news on the new Monica, Marta & Soraya albums?

Anonymous said...

Fey is the queen of spanish electro pop music

Anonymous said...

Monica Naranjo IS the queen of Spanish pop! <3 Canta increible, su voz no se puede comparar. <3 c':