REVIEW: RBD – Ser O Parece (2021)
Last Friday, a new album from the Mexican pop group, RBD was released called, Ser O Parecer (To Be or To Seem) The Global Virtual Union, and it’s a fun flashback.
First of all, this isn’t really RBD when you are missing two key members of the group. Anahí, Maite Perroni, Christian Chávez, and Christopher Von Uckermann joined forces for an RBD reunion that is supposedly a live album. What is lacking for this live album is an audience, so is it really live? Yes.
On December 26, 2020, the four ex-members of the group joined together for a virtual concert while the world was in quarantine. Fans who bought tickets for this virtual concert were able to witness the reunion of four of the six members singing the most popular songs of the group’s history.
Ser O Parecer is a fun RBD flashback even though we are lacking two key members.
During this concert where the members performed with a live band, the album was recorded for future release. While they were not in front of a live audience, their vocals and music were recorded on this date at this time. The original date of release for this album was in February but was pushed back until this month.
Why were Dulce Maria and Alfonso Herrera part of this reunion? Dulce Maria had just given birth to her baby. Alfonso has made it known that he doesn’t want to return for RBD events as he is focusing on his very successful acting career. Sometimes, you don’t step backward. For him, RBD is back.
Anahi and Christian both have successful pop music careers. Maite has dabbled in various music genres and has success in the urban scene. Christopher, on the other hand, has not had the success seen by other members. He has a pop album and a few singles, but nothing solid. Each one of them has a great voice and together they are wonderful. RBD has always been a guilty pleasure for me. It is nice to see them together but I have to say, I miss Dulce Maria’s borderline obnoxious vocals within the chorus.
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