Think I Heard A Rumour

by CRISTINA QUESADA

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A few weeks ago, we released that advance Single called “Hero”. Cristina Quesada is back on the record label scene with something new, and with a surprising new team. The thing is, Joe Moore (THE YEARNING, THE PERFECT KISS, Lia Pamina) has written, arranged and produced almost all of the songs on her second album, “Think I Heard A Rumour”. The album brings together Joe’s infinite love of music and Cristina Quesada’s freshness and sweetness, and the result is a collection of songs that need (and deserve) to be carefully and specifically commented on individually.

To start things off, we have the title track for the album, which puts all the cards on the table. “Think I Heard A Rumour” is a eurodisco hit, with a NEW ORDER bass and a SAINT ETIENNE chorus. Everyone will be playing it. It’s one of those songs that makes your heart beat faster right in the middle of the dance floor without knowing what it is you are falling in love with. Then comes “Hero” and the dance floor is still on fire. Unrepentant rhythms and dreamy melodies. “Hero” is an instant classic that moves between the PET SHOP BOYS’ most danceable hits, the Japanese pop of Tommy February6, the earliest recordings of THE SOUND OF ARROWS and ABBA’s catchiest melodies. The formula in the eighties seemed so simple and so effective… Why have so many people forgotten it?

And now another of this album’s great secret weapons is revealed: the covers. We already saw how amazing what Joe and Cristina did with LIO was on the advance Single. Now it’s France Gall’s turn, with her delicious “Quand On Est Ensemble”, which is put through the blender and reborn modernized among arpeggiators and synth-pop rhythms. As if KRAFTWERK had decided to write spacey anthems obsessed with the French chanson.

Now we have to stop for a second, because we have gotten to one of the songs that is not a cover and is not written by Joe Moore. “Estar A Tu Lado” was written by Ana Fernández-Villaverde (in other words, LA BIEN QUERIDA) specifically for Cristina. And you can tell. The vocal melodies, the lyrics… It all reminds us of her songs. “Estar A Tu Lado” is a tailor-made love song with vocals and arrangements that shine with a light of their very own. Ultimately, the conjunction of talents makes magic happen. Then we’re back to covers, and this time, and after that heartfelt declaration of love, Cristina and Andreas (ALPACA SPORTS) become one to revisit one of the Singles we at Elefant Records have listened to the most since its release in 1989. “Crush The Flowers” was the A-side of the first Single THE WAKE put out with Sarah Records after their time with the also legendary independent label, Factory. Here we have a certain J-Pop impulse (Joe Moore himself has recognized the Japanese PERFUME as an important influence when it came to making this album) and with the combination of Cristina’s and Andreas’ voices it comes back full of emotion and sweetness.

“Love At Third Sight” makes it clear that, for Elefant Records’ most prolific composer, this artistic marriage has given him the opportunity to create undisputable eurodisco hits, which benefit from Cristina’s voice and the necessary freshness and youthfulness that the melodies need. It’s incredible. BANANARAMA would have killed for a chorus like this. “Time Machine” is also a new song, that plays psychedelically with layers of vocals. Like “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” made with a base of synthesizers. There’s no track here, but there is a journey. And what a trip it is. We never dreamed of hearing Cristina Quesada play with vocals like this. “Dancing Tonight” is a powerful mix between “Words” by F.R. DAVID and “Don’t Cry Tonight” by SAVAGE, which ends up sounding like a production by COLLEGE.

By now it’s clear that “Think I Heard A Rumour” is an album with a lot of personality, even beyond its undisputable inspiration and punch. But there are still a lot of surprises to come. And taking a song from 1972 from the first album by the Swedish singer Ted Gärdestad called “Jag Vill Ha En Egen Måne” and taking it to another musical galaxy is an exercise that no words can describe. It goes beyond the love of music and musical fantasy. “Get Fun” is another vocal play full of imagination and ornamentations. For the more obtuse of us who don’t see the complicated interweaving of some pop songs (I mean, just because a song is as pop or direct as it may be, it doesn’t mean it is simple), here we have evidence of exactly what Joe Moore is capable of when he finds the right partner.

“Bailar Conmigo” is written by Teresa and Ibon, from SINGLE, from LE MANS, from AVENTURAS DE KIRLIAN, one of the most important songwriting couples in the history of Elefant. It’s difficult to figure out the origins here; our beloved companions have never been known for being especially predictable or classifiable. The result in the hands of Joe Moore is an exercise in highly addictive electronic bubblegum, sometimes bizarre, seductive, and above all, brilliant.

“Estorinha” is a song by the Brazillian singer Evinha which was released at the peak of the Tropicalism era, 1969. It is no secret that we are very passionate about Brazilian music here at Elefant, and Evinha, as a solo act or with her siblings, has always been our most important reference. Once again, there is barely a trace of the original song; it seems like we’re in 1982, when YAZOO released their first album.

To wrap things up, “No One Else But You” and “Safe” put the focus on this duo’s ability to create eurobeat anthems, with incredible choruses and melodies that make us believe in music again. “No One Else But You” seems like a classic from the end of the 80s, one of the first singles from Samantha Fox, Taylor Dayne or Kylie Minogue. “Safe” closes the album, combining the past and the future... Pop, house, jungle, future pop, the 80s and dream pop.

After all this we still have one last stop. What we need to look back and realize everything that has happened over the course of these 14 songs. It’s impossible to sum it up in a few words. What we can say is that this is about the musical EXPERIENCE full of nooks and crannies to be discovered, emotions to be released and songs and references we will never be able to forget (nor should we). This is a lesson about breaking stereotypes, prejudices, and should serve us to open even the most skeptical people’s eyes. That was music. And they called it a rumour.

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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: 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: Quand On Est Ensemble
Quand on est ensemble toute la nuit
Nous dormons jusqu'au matin
La main dans la main
En dormant si tu as rêvé de moi
Moi j'ai rêvé de toi

Quand on est ensemble, le soleil vient
Du bonheur dès le matin
Dénouer nos mains
Et très vite nous invite sous le ciel clair
À sauter dans la mer

Quand on est ensemble

Comme elle est douce la plage
Surtout à la fin du jour
J'ai trouvé un coquillage
Où l'on écoute l'amour
Oh oui l'amour

J'ai le coeur qui tremble
De ces baisers
Que tu as su me donner
Au creux des rochers

Et nos jeux
Ne sont que rires d'enfants
Qui résonnent longtemps
Où vont les lavandes

Bientôt la dernière voile
Bientôt le dernier pêcheur
Quand s'allument les étoiles
Nous n'avons plus qu'un seul cœur
Plus qu'un seul coeur

Le soir se fait tendre
Et doucement
Nous reprenons le chemin
Qui mène à demain

À demain
Qui tous les deux me conduit
Au même paradis
Quand on est ensemble
Quand on est ensemble
Track Name: Estar A Tu Lado
Voy tejiendo esta mantilla
Con seda de mis desvelos
Te quiero porque te quiero
Y no sé decir por qué

Porque tú eres como el hierro
Porque yo soy un imán
Cierro los ojos un momento
Y ese momento se va

Todo el dinero del mundo
No te compra un minuto más
Que todo el dinero del mundo
No te compra un minuto más

Suerte es estar en el lugar y el momento adecuado
Y nada es mejor para mí que estar a tu lado
Nada es mejor para mí que estar a tu lado

El día que no te veo
Para mí no sale el sol
Y si sale no me alumbra
Como me alumbra tu amor

Tengo miedo de tener miedo
Por si un día tú te vas
Mi cabeza es un campo de batalla
Y sólo contigo estoy en paz

Las cosas siempre llegan
Cuando dejamos de buscar
Que las cosas siempre nos llegan
Cuando dejamos de buscar

Suerte es estar en el lugar y el momento adecuado
Y nada es mejor para mí que estar a tu lado
Nada es mejor para mí que estar a tu lado
Track Name: Crush The Flowers
Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?
Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?

Here is my advice to you
Think about all that you do
If you don't like what you see
You only have to tell me

But I don't know what to do
Why should I listen to you?
If you could see what I see
You wouldn't listen to me

Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?
Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?

But I don't know what to do
Why should I listen to you?
If you could see what I see
You wouldn't listen to me

Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?
Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?

And when the sun shines down
It shines upon our town
And everybody says
I want to, I want to

But when the angels come round
They'll stamp us into the ground
So how can I say
I want to grow some wings to fly away
(I want to run away hey)

Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?
Are you really so hard?
Are you really so hard in your heart?

Crush the flowers
Track Name: Love At Third Sight
Just a year ago, I saw you at the show
You didn't catch my eye on first impressions
There you were again, talking with your friends
You didn't give me hope with your expressions

But now you're standing right in front of me
There's something different in the way I'm feeling

Take a chance on the passing of time
And give a second look
Who knows what you'll find
Leave the dark and step into the light
'Cause I believe in love at third sight

When I look at you, I never really knew
They say don't judge a book by its cover
Anyone can change, thoughts can rearrange
And so your view's replaced by another

And now you're standing right in front of me
There's something different in the way I'm feeling

Take a chance on the passing of time
And give a second look
Who knows what you'll find
Leave the dark and step into the light
'Cause I believe in love at third sight
Track Name: Time Machine
Come take a ride with me
Travel through time with me
Where would you like us to go?

Come now and ride with me
Hold back the tide with me
When would you like us to go?

In my time machine
In my time machine
In my time machine
In my time machine

Replay the highs with me
Visit the wise with me
Change what we already know

Alter mistakes with me
Witness our destiny
Where would you like us to go?

In my time machine
In my time machine
In my time machine
In my time machine
Track Name: Dancing Tonight
Baby, won't you come dancing tonight, with me?
'Cause I can't get you out of my head, tell me
Baby, could I go dancing tonight, with you?
'Cause I can't get you out of my head

You can meet me at the discoteca
We can be together under the lights
I'll be waiting at the discoteca
Hold my hand forever right through the night, tonight

Baby, won't you come dancing tonight, with me?
'Cause I can't get you out of my head

You can meet me at the discoteca
We can be together under the lights
I'll be waiting at the discoteca
Hold my hand forever right through the night, tonight

Baby, could I go dancing tonight, with you?
'Cause I can't get you out, can't get you out of my head

(Can't get you out, can't get you out…)
Track Name: Jag Vill Ha En Egen Måne
Du har då aldrig trott på tårar
Det passar inte för en karl
Om man är över femton vårar
Finns inga känslor kvar

Kan du förstå två våta kinder
De torkar lika snabbt igen
Man rår ej för att tårar rinner
När man har mist sin vän

Jag vill ha en egen måne, som jag kan åka till
Där jag kan glömma att du lämnat mig
Jag kan sitta på min måne och göra vad jag vill
Där stannar jag tills allting ordnat sig

Du tror du vet hur allt ska vara
Du vet när allting passar sig
Utom när jag ska förklara
Hur jag känner mig

Du bryr dig inte om mig mera
Och det har tagit mig så hårt
Du kan väl aldrig acceptera
Att någonting är svårt

Jag vill ha en egen måne, som jag kan åka till
Där jag kan glömma att du lämnat mig
Jag kan sitta på min måne och göra vad jag vill
Där stannar jag tills allting ordnat sig

Jag vill ha en egen måne, jag kan åka till
Där jag kan glömma att du lämnat mig
Jag kan sitta på min måne och göra vad jag vill
Där stannar jag till allting ordnat sig
Track Name: Get Fun
Get fun dance give love
Let all the music in
Let all the music out
Go back and start the groove again

Chante, danse, saute
Amuse toi sans cesse
Jouis de la musique
Oublie tous tes détresses
Imagine que tu est seul
Dans la discothèque
Bouge toi juste comme tu veux
Sous la lumière violette
Partage ce que tu aimes
Amuse toi toujours
Et s’il y a quelqu’un fâché
Donne lui un peu d’amour
Si ça est pas suffisant
Il doit danser avec toi

Chante, danse, saute
Amuse toi sans cesse
Jouis de la musique
Oublie tous tes détresses
Imagine que tu est seul
Dans la discothèque
Bouge toi juste comme tu veux
Sous la lumière violette
Partage ce que tu aimes
Amuse toi toujours
Et s’il y a quelqu’un fâché
Donne lui un peu d’amour
Si ça est pas suffisant
Tu peux chanter comme ça

Get fun dance give love
Let all the music in
Let all the music out
Go back and start the groove again
Track Name: Bailar Conmigo
Prometiste que esta noche sí
Que hoy sí salías, te apetecía
Me dijiste que ibas a bailar
Que cumplirías que no te irías

En el cielo aún hay estrellas y esta música es tan buena
Y tú repites que te vas
Te parezca bien o mal
Aquí te debes quedar porque tienes que bailar conmigo

Es extraño esto del amor, somos los dos tan diferentes
Tú encantado con tu soledad, yo me rodeo siempre de gente

En el cielo aún hay estrellas, y la música es tan buena
Que es tan fácil disfrutar
Pero tú te quieres ir tienes ganas de dormir
Y sin ti esto no tiene sentido

En el cielo aún hay estrellas y esta música es tan buena
Y tú repites que te vas
Te parezca bien o mal
Aquí te debes quedar porque tienes que bailar conmigo

Lo has prometido, lo has prometido
Ahora no te puedes ir porque tienes que bailar
Bailar conmigo
Bailar conmigo
Bailar conmigo

Bailar conmigo
Bailar conmigo
Bailar conmigo

Prometiste que esta noche sí
Que hoy sí salías, te apetecía
Me dijiste que ibas a bailar
Que cumplirías que no te irías

En el cielo aún hay estrellas, esta música es tan buena
Y tú repites que te vas
Te parezca bien o mal
Aquí te debes quedar porque tienes que bailar conmigo

En el cielo aún hay estrellas, esta música es tan buena
Y tú repites que te vas
Te parezca bien o mal
Aquí te debes quedar porque tienes que bailar conmigo
Track Name: Estorinha
Eu tenho uma historia pra te contar
Eu tenho uma historia pra te contar
Mas eu não vou contar agora
Só vou contar quando chegar a hora
Por favor não vá chorar

Eu tenho uma tristeza pra te contar
Eu tenho uma tristeza pra te contar
Mas eu não vou contar agora
Só vou contar quando romper a aurora
Quando vale terminar

Menina linda, não chore ainda
Que a poesia, veio para dizer
Menina amada é madrugada
Acorda o dia, tenho o que dizer

Eu tenho uma historia pra te contar
Eu tenho uma historia pra te contar
Mas eu não vou contar agora
Só vou contar quando chegar a hora
Por favor não vá chorar

Que toda essa tristeza é não ter você
Que toda essa tristeza é não ter você
Track Name: No One Else But You
I don't want no one
I don't want no one else
I don't want no one
I don't want no one else

They say that I'm too young
To settle down - I should have some fun
But they don't know about you and me
When we get together it's like it's meant to be

I could spend a lifetime with you
But somehow that's not even enough

'Cause I don't want no one else but you
Every time we touch, oh, what can I do? Wo-oh
I don't want no one else but you
You don't know how much I wanna be next to you

They say I should look around
They're other guys waiting to be found
But they don't see what I see in you
They're too blind to see the truth

'Cause when I look into your big blue eyes
I know that I have made up my mind

'Cause I don't want no one else but you
Every time we touch, oh, what can I do? Wo-oh
I don't want no one else but you
You don't know how much I wanna be next to you

I don't want no one
I don't want no one else
I don't want no one
I don't want no one else
I don't want no one
I don't want no one else
I don't want no one
I don't want no one else

I could spend a lifetime with you
But somehow that's not even enough

'Cause I don't want no one else but you
Every time we touch, oh, what can I do? Wo-oh
I don't want no one else but you
You don't know how much I wanna be next to you

'Cause I don't want no one else but you
Every time we touch, oh, what can I do? Wo-oh
I don't want no one else but you
You don't know how much I wanna be next to you
Track Name: Safe
I heard you're seeing someone different
I guess you felt a need to change?
I know it's really not my business
But when you hurt, I hurt, it's strange

But I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever
I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever, forever

Saw you're looking for a job now
Why do you have to move away?
I didn't mean to upset you
I should think about what I say

But I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever
I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever, forever

You may not like what I do
And you may hurt me too
Me too
Me too

But I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever
I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever
I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever
I know we're safe
And what we have will last forever, forever

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