Pass the cervezas, por favor. It’s time to hit the play button and get loud.
Miki Núñez, the friendly and ever-so-humble Spanish singer from Eurovision 2019, has released his debut album Amuza. And it definitely lives up to the title: Fun and entertaining, it oozes a summer vibe that makes you want to hit the beach and start singing songs around the campfire. Miki’s Eurovision result may not have been what his fans wanted, but he’s definitely having the last laugh.
Much will feel familiar. Miki’s warm voice is so recognisable, and it will immediately throw you back to his glories on OT and his endless dancing with Paco on stage in Tel Aviv. The album includes loads of party anthems, including his Eurovision entry “La Venda”, and plenty more to fill your Miki hunger.
Number three on the album isn’t exactly unknown either. Most fans that followed Operación Triunfo know “Nadie Se Salva” from his collaboration with co-star Natalia. Only now she is nowhere to be found. The sound of “Nadie Se Salva” is slightly more aggressive than the way we remember it from the original performance.
The more observant fan may notice the similarities in the “Apaga La Luz” intro. There are some strong “ZENA – I Like It” vibes that might confuse you for a bit. But, no worries, you are still listening to Miki’s Amuza. To go back to the core, Miki included a few songs in Catalan, including “Per Tu” and “Escriurem”. For that last one, he also recorded a Spanish version: “Y Escribir”. He knows how to work that tongue!
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? AMUZA ? . 13 de septiembre . Después de muchos meses de trabajo, el viernes 13 de septiembre sale "AMUZA", mi primer disco. Pronto os contaré el porqué de este nombre, el porqué de las canciones, el porqué de las colaboraciones, quién me ha ayudado… . Y en nada, FECHAS DE LA GIRA!
Long story short: you cannot sit still while listening to the happy trumpets in Amuza. It’s perfect for your pre-party or road trip playlist. But it also has some emotional songs to it. “Vivir Al 100%” is a love song about finding the missing piece of the puzzle. And “La Última Palabla” is a sad song about a troubled relationship — albeit one embraced by a pool of catchy, happy melodies and sing-along Na, Na, Na’s.
There is no doubt: all the songs on the debut album make you want to get up and dance. You don’t need to speak the language to feel it. At first you might feel like all the songs sound alike, because all of the similar instruments and happy melodies. But as a matter of fact Amuza is incredibly diverse — a party with a heart.
Still not convinced that Miki is the life of the party? Experience it yourself as he is touring Spain this winter. Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
What is your favorite song on Miki’s debut album? Let us know in the comment box below!