We love them because they bring summer to our lives no matter what the season, and Mandinga are brightening our post-Eurovision depression by delivering summer early.
Their new single “Besame“, Spanish for “kiss me”, dropped a few days after Eurovision and has already racked up more than 620,000 views on Youtube.
The group promised us a new sound with their new music, replacing their usual Latin and jazz fusion with a mixture of Latin and R&B. By the sounds of “Besame”, they’re keeping their word!
Joining the likes of Mariya Yaremchuk, who frolicked on the beach in her latest music video, the group have us jealous as they enjoy the surf, sand and sun of a decidedly tropical clime.
The group’s new front-woman — the Spanish starlet Barbara Isasi — serves vocals, face and body as she walks around in a two-piece, vogues on the shoreline and rubs against a tree. What can’t this woman do?
We don’t know. But we do know that she’s been making waves in her adopted country by reaching the knockout rounds on The Voice of Romania as well as providing the vocals for DJ Sava’s single “Nena.” Get it, girl.
Even though Mandinga have experienced more lineup changes than the Sugababes, the future is certainly looking bright for the Eurovision 2012 stars.
With a successful single following their viral salsa covers of Adele’s “Hello” and Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore”, the group have us waiting in anticipation for their next single. While we wait we’ll happily bob along to “Besame”.