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Hot Video Alert: Belanova feat. Lena Katina - Tic-Toc

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Hot Video Alert: Belanova feat. Lena Katina - Tic-Toc


I first heard the music of Belanova, the Mexican synthpop trio from Guadalajara (AKA Denisse Guerrero on lead vocals, Edgar Huerta on keyboards & programming, and Ricardo "Richie" Arreola on bass), my last day in Mexico while eating breakfast at the Cancún International Airport.  I don't know what music channel was playing in the background, but I liked what I heard and saw. First I was pleasantly surprised to see a new video by French speaking Italian dance diva In-Grid, followed by a catchy track by Belanova (I don't for the life of me remember which song...maybe "Mariposas?" I don't know, it seemed to have live concert footage - can anyone help?). There was something about the band that jived with me, despite my not being able to pick out more than a few words with my bad Spanish.  Perhaps music really does transcend cultures and languages...

"Tic-Toc" was a promotional single released from the band's fifth studio album, Sueño Electro II, featuring additional vocals from Russian singer Lena Katina of t.A.T.u. fame.  The song was released on August 12th as a free download on the band's official site and got the music video treatment in LA, releasing a complementary clip directed by Daniel Robles (see below). The video features some behind the scenes footage with the band and Lena Katina as well as footage from the studio sessions.  While it contains nothing substantive, the video still serves as a nice corresponding visual for the up-tempo electropop track.

"Tic-Toc" actually appeared on the band's fourth album, the equally cleverly titled Sueño Electro I, albeit without Katina and the English lyrics that appear in the new version.  The song is very catchy, reminding me a bit of Tegan and Sara's collaboration with DJ Tiësto, "Feel It In My Bones."  Sueño Electro II debuted at #8 on the Billboard Latin Pop Chart, #15 on the Billboard Latin Albums Chart and at #12 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums Chart after it's release September 6th in Mexico, the US and Latin America.

I'm definitely down for more Belanova in my life. I guess I owe the Cancún International Airport as well as my love for t.A.T.u. and Lena Katina a thank you for forcing me to delve a bit deeper into the world of Spanish electropop.  Check out the video featuring the stunning Lena Katina below and download the song on U.S. iTunes HERE.



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1 Comments:

Blogger alex dumas said...

This is a great song! Heard it on Spotify yesterday. Thanks for the video.

December 9, 2011 at 2:31 PM  

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