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FORMATS: 7" Single [Forest Green Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / Digital Single

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It has been close to four years since her first album, “You’re The One” and about six since that unforgettable version of “Pineapple Princess” that got Cristina Quesada’s career at Elefant Records started, with that 7” Single for our “New Adventures In Pop” collection. But time doesn’t pass in vain, and Cristina is back, more mature, with something radically different than that ukulele that so identified her. This time, synth-pop, italo-disco, euro-pop and techno-pop are the parameters that guide her new songs, which this time have a collaborator/producer/arranger/composer to die for: nothing more and nothing less than Joe Moore himself (THE YEARNING, THE PERFECT KISS, Lia Pamina), who is in the process of making the adjective “prolific” sound insufficient.

With this, amidst synthesizers, keyboards and eighties drum machines, we have “Hero”, the first advance Single of her second album “Think I Heard A Rumour”, and a good sample of the focus of the album – disco hits from the end of the 80s and beginning of the nineties, with complex harmonic developments and impossible turns that, according to Moore, “push the choruses even higher”. It’s an instant classic included among SAINT ETIENNE at their most danceable, the Japanese pop of Tommy February6, the earliest recordings of THE SOUND OF ARROWS or PET SHOP BOYS’ poppiest songs. The A side of the Single also includes a version of “Mona Lisa” by LIO, proof of the protagonists of this release’s love of French sounds, and an absolutely exquisite setting for an unforgettable song.

“Think I Heard A Rumour”, the song that opens the B side and will also be included on her new album, is pure techno-pop with clear echoes of NEW ORDER, with surprising changes and turns but at the same time a heavenly chorus. This is a song that we can perfectly imagine giving flavor to the most glamorous and dreamiest summer nights on the dance floors of the whole Mediterranean area. The intention was to write perfect pop songs and Joe Moore always achieves this. And if there were any doubts, Cristina and Joe close with another song that is exclusive for this Single, “Into You”, with the same parameters we mentioned before: galloping bpms, martial basses somewhere between DESIRELESS and BANANARAMA, choruses as catchy as ABBA’s, italo-disco influences and the soles of shoes on fire. Another hit for this Single that will be released as a Digital Single and on a 500-copy numbered limited-edition 7” forest green vinyl.

And yes, it’s amazing… We have a new divine alliance to add to Mr. Moore’s list. And we are so happy and proud to do so. And this is just a taste of how incredible Cristina Quesada’s second album is going to be. The album will be released this coming April, and it will be full of surprises. In addition to the songs Joe composed especially for this album, we will also find a previously unreleased song by Ibon Errazkin and Teresa Iturrioz which we have rescued for the occasion. We also have some versions in French, Swedish and Portuguese, a duet with Andreas (ALPACA SPORTS) and an exclusive song that Ana from LA BIEN QUERIDA wrote for Cristina.

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released January 18, 2019

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Track Name: Hero
And there's a hero...
And she's coming...
Soon...
I know...

Sometime when I'm dreaming
I feel you come my way
Unlocking all the secrets
And shining on the day

I dream I'll never wake up
And live inside my mind
Looking to the future
With the past now left behind

'Cause every promise needs a keeper
Every journey needs a start
Every story needs a hero
Who can win the dreamer's heart
Every answer needs a question
Every ocean needs a shore
Every story needs a hero
One we've all been waiting for

Hold on to this feeling
I hear the voices say
Waiting can last forever
But when she comes she'll stay

I dream she's moving closer
There can't be far to go
Before the hurt is over
And the band can start the show

'Cause every promise needs a keeper
Every journey needs a start
Every story needs a hero
Who can win the dreamer's heart
Every answer needs a question
Every ocean needs a shore
Every story needs a hero
And I'm waiting for her call
And I'm waiting for her call

I dream I'll never wake up
And live inside my mind
Looking to the future
With the past now left behind

'Cause every promise needs a keeper
Every journey needs a start
Every story needs a hero
Who can win the dreamer's heart
Every answer needs a question
Every ocean needs a shore
Every story needs a hero
One we've all been waiting for

I'll be waiting…
Track Name: Mona Lisa
Si s'éprendre n'est rien
Que se méprendre
Toi tu n'as pas besoin
D'un dessin pour le comprendre

Mona Lisa
Jamais une larme, jamais un soupir
Pas une seconde
Mona Lisa
Tu prétends même, avec le sourire
De la Joconde
Qu't'es seule au monde, toute seule au monde

Tu souris
Tant pis si ce garçon s'enfuit
Tu souris
C'est que tu es trop bien pour lui
Tu souris
L'amour c'est trop compliqué et puis
Ça t'ennuie
Tu souris
Tu entrouvres tes lèvres roses
Tu souris
Et tu ne quittes plus la pose
Tu souris
Tu dois sûrement cacher quelque chose
Je suppose

Le rouge est mis écarlate
Gare aux brigades
Toi devant le tableau tu éclates
Comme leurs grenades

Mona Lisa
Ca t'effraie pas, ça t'fait pas frémir
Pas une seconde
Mona Lisa
Tu attends même avec le sourire
De la Joconde
La fin du monde, la fin du monde

Tu souris
Chaque jour en suivant le journal
Tu souris
Tu trouves la pitié trop banale
Tu souris
Comme si faire preuve de sens moral
C'était mal

Tu souris
Personne ne sait jamais pourquoi
Tu souris
Surtout quand il n'y a pas de quoi
Tu souris
Tu t'fous vraiment de tout, dis-moi
Ou bien quoi?

Mona Lisa
Ca t'effraie pas, ça t'fait pas frémir
Pas une seconde
Mona Lisa
Tu attends même avec le sourire
De la Joconde
La fin du monde, la fin du monde
Track Name: Think I Heard A Rumour
Ooh

Is there a look in your eye?
I guess I must be dreaming
'Cause I'd never thought about you in that way
Have you heard all the talk?
About the way I must be feeling
But I know you don't believe in what they say

Now I stop and think about it more
Maybe now I'm not so sure?

I think I heard a rumour that I'm falling in love with you, with you
I know it's just a rumour but I think that it might come true, come true
'Cause I can't deny the feeling, like the start of something new
But I think you heard a rumour that I love you

All the time we're apart
I'm a picture of confusion
But I think about and miss you every day
All the words, all the lies
It adds to the illusion
And I start to wonder if it's just a game we play

What if there's more to this than meets the eye?
Is this the spark that lights the fire?

I think I heard a rumour that I'm falling in love with you, with you
I know it's just a rumour but I think that it might come true, come true
'Cause I can't deny the feeling, like the start of something new
But I think you heard a rumour that I love you
Track Name: Into You
I used to think I could map it all out
Plan my life with no flicker of doubt
I thought I knew how the story would end
But that was just pretend

When it comes to love
There's no guarantee
When it comes to love
There's no way of knowing
When it comes to love
It's no certainty
We can't control what the heart will be showing

Who can say where love will go?
We take a chance but we can't know
The future's ours to win or lose
But right now I'm into you
I'm into you

I used to say what I wanted to do
All my dreams, how they all would come true
I thought I knew where the journey would go
But I would never know

When it comes to love
There's no guarantee
When it comes to love
There's no way of knowing
When it comes to love
It's no certainty
We can't control what the heart will be showing

Who can say where love will go?
We take a chance but we can't know
The future's ours to win or lose
But right now I'm into you
I'm into you

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