Natalia Flores, a stunning beauty of Guatemalan decent, has morphed into a budding pop/dance songstress. Carrillo Music’s princess has released her first full-length CD titled “Azucarena.”
The title track delivers a strong punch with crisp and passionate Spanish vocals. This is obviously a great genre for Flores as she vocally connects with her lyrics and emotions effortlessly. Whether you understand Spanish or not, you will enjoy the brilliant lilting melodies all over “Azucarena.” The second standout track on the CD is clearly “Beautiful Pain,” a potent and zealous track that is sure to break through on radio.
Never has Flores sounded so perfectly placed vocally and spiritually on a song.Florez mixes up the Latin beats and lyrics again on “Get Away,” a bit of a haunting track that takes the listener on a journey to places that may be tainted with sweet and sour memories.
“Angel on the Dancefloor” a collaboration with Dave Matthias, the track that started it all for Flores and went to #23 on Billboard, is included on the CD as special treat for fans along with her recent club and radio hits “Goin Strong” and “Dumb.”
When Flores delivers “Bump It,” magic continues over the speakers. Sure to be a major club jumper, “Bump It” is a perfect melding of pop and dance that DJs will be eager to play for their crowds. With so many possibilities for remixing, we can’t wait to see what this track morphs into for the clubs.
Almost in the vein of some of Madonna’s darker tunes, Flores explores some murky sounds and experimental beats on track “Demonized.”
“Leaving Heels” delivers a sharp liberating anthem where Flores belts her heart out and grinds her vocals like never before. Continuing her empowerment movement, “Let You Go” seals the deal as she boldly tells her lover that she is done and has nothing left to lose in the relationship.
A refreshing rebound comes to the CD on “Lovin’ Life.” An upbeat, feel-good groove that is sure to make your ears and soul smile.
Closing out the collection of tunes is “Rebound,” a song filled with messages of regret, self-doubt and confusion. “Rebound” is a soul-searching “freestyle style” single that exposes Flores as a true artist with deep lyrics and vocals that emote moods only a few can tackle. This is not an easy song for any artist, but Flores nails it, leaving us wanting more!
As a first CD goes, Flores handles herself radiantly with lots of promise of great things in store.
Buy the full “Azucarena” CD on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/azucarena/id463736347