Here at Elefant Records we were sure that LA BIEN QUERIDA’s new album was going to be a total celebration. Anyone who doubted that Ana Fernández-Villaverde could repeat the huge surprise that “Romancero” was with “Fiesta” have forgotten their lapse and are now elegizing the new album. And those who have already heard the new album are as crazy about it as we are. At Rockdelux, where “Fiesta” is the album of the month, Nando Cruz says that the album “certifies that the debut album was the beginning of one of the most admirable projects of our time”. On the website Je Ne Sais Pop, they affirm that LA BIEN QUERIDA “has worked on and been more careful with the lyrics, and while they are more complex now they still maintain their capacity to be so personal and intimate that we can identify with them from the very first listen”. And those are just a few examples of the album’s incredible reception both from fans and specialized critics.
We’re celebrating this success with the release of a limited-edition red-vinyl single (which will also have its corresponding digital release) that has one of the most outstanding and attention-getting songs of the album as its star, “Queridos Tamarindos”. The song is one of those on which Ana, now in the midst of tropical rhythms, once again shows us that almost no one beats her when it comes to speaking clearly and beautifully about matters of the heart. This song is accompanied by two previously unreleased oddities. The first is “No Es Terrestre”, dressed up by David Rodríguez (once again the producer for her new songs) with evanescent synthesizers and guitars rescued from the eighties. The other song, “Diferente”, is a small perversion of those summer songs, as the chorus lets us know: “en vacaciones todo es diferente” (on vacation, everything is different). And to top off this already marvellous gift to her fans, the album cover is a collage made by Ana herself, which hides an homage to the cover of THE CURE’s “Boys Don’t Cry”, one of her favourite groups.