Linda Mirada - "Secundario"

While Linda Mirada’s debut album, China es otra cultura, ultimately didn’t transcend into something bigger, it adequately worked as a pleasing collection of harmless '80s pop revivalist tunes with clear influences, unfolding a glamorous new revelation to watch. Following the release of last year’s superb 12”, Fabuloso San José, Ana Naranjo returns with her chic brand new single off her yet untitled sophomore record (and first with Discoteca Océano), “Secundario.” Now, I might be kind of obsessed lately with Nicolas Winding Refn’s astounding Drive, but I can definitely imagine this track included in the film’s soundtrack. It’s not synth-charged as anything included in it, but Linda Mirada’s stylish confection is as striking as that eye-catching magenta vintage typography of the movie’s initial credits—it simply clicks. Kudos to the “All My Friends”-like piano base and New Order-esque guitar work, as both splendidly combine with Naranjo’s gorgeous vocals. Instantly catchy, for sure.