I am speechless. If you thought Charlotte, Carola Linda and Therese were amazing pop diva's you'd be incredibly wrong. Monica Naranjo's is an epic like no other. A full six minutes long, Europa is a bit rocky, a bit James Bond (Shirley Bassey darlings!) and Mozart! Elements of opera are gloriously interwoven into Monica's soaring voice. You feel the pain. You feel it rush through your veins. Its been years since Monica released a new album and she know hows to return. She completely upstages her French, English and Scandinavian fellow divas. The first few minutes of Europa is pure polemic and it slowly evolves into a dance song. It is grand on the Louis XIV scale. It is an ode to the Sun King of France. It is absolute hyperbole. It requires its own red carpet as it descends from its private jet. Its rather rare that you'll hear electrotrash, electronica, club, dance, classical baroque, and opera in just one song. Its a brave step to make which only Monica could make. Is she securing her position as la casta diva of the pop world? La divina of the pop female icon? This certainly sounds like it.
Coming up: More great pop from where? Spain and perhaps something wonderful from Sweden!