Edurne is the Disney Princess of her heart. She brought Madrid glamour to Vienna in “Amanecer”, a towering anthem that channeled warmth and sizzle and some major señorita realness. That a few shoddy camera angles torpedoed its hopes in a competitive crowd is an absolute injustice. In any event, we’re pleased to report that she keeps the magic going on her new album Adrenalina.
Her follow-up single “Basta” is playful and flirty, and laden with tango-disco schtick that demands a Latin sway from you. “One Shot” is an amazing rock-tribal fusion, perhaps seeing Edurne flirt with her Shakira impersonation on Tu Cara Me Suena. “Freakday” too shines for some killer Aguilera vocal runs. Rock Chick Edurne is at her best though on “La Última Superviviente”, striding breezily through the track and throwing it down.
The upbeat is let down by “Sígueme”, which sounds uncomfortably dated amongst the other fast-paced tracks. Not as much as “I Believe”, though, which has a real bad 80s feeling about it. Edurne’s vocals are never in question on either track but the production really breaks Adrenalina’s cohesion.
Those few sidesteps aside, the big Latin ballads – “Va A Ser Mejor” and “Dudar” – really stand out. They scream to be the next single. A true girl crush moment is “Un Día Más”. Dreamy, piano driven and anthemic, it nails everything a ballad should be.
Adrenalina may have a few clangers in its set list but press skip and there is a confident mix of dance, ballads and rock remaining. The album sounds little like “Amanecer” but Eurovision songs have a way of being set apart from album tracks anyway. The bottom line? Edurne can rock your world or break it apart with emotional balladry.