I’ve been listening to Latin pop and rock music since 1983 and there have been bands that come and go over the years. One of my new favorites over the past few years has been the Spanish pop band, Veintiuno. They have been my go-to band when I need some good music. I turn on Veintiuno and immediately my mood changes for the better. This year, the band released their newest album, Corazonada (Hunch).
When the band started out indie, they immediately won the hearts of fans and executives. They were signed with Warner Music Spain and have not stopped with the releases. The album, Corazonada, was scheduled for last year but was postponed due to the pandemic. This gave the band time to go back and work on some more music and add a little extra.
In Corazonada, the band had the opportunity to work with artists such as Ainoa Buitrago, Pole, and Chica Sobresalto on collaborations. These songs add to the band’s sound and wrap the album up in a nice little package.
Lead singer, Diego said that during a tour on the last album, he came up with the idea of this album. During the production, there were about 28 songs that were eligible but only 14 tracks made it to the album. My favorite is “Anhelo” (I Long) which was one of the first singles during the production stages of the album.
Veintiuno is unapologetically pop music. Diego’s voice makes you just fall in love with the band and works perfectly with the band’s sound. The only thing I find wrong with the album is that it ends on the album’s only ballad.
The album is simple pop/rock and every song has a great vibe. You want to sing along with Diego and the band on every track. And don’t say that I am just a die-hard fan that thinks everything Veintiuno does is the greatest. I am not stating this is the band’s best album ever. They only have three and I do feel that I like their previous album, Gourmet, better but this album is well produced. I can’t complain.