From the moment the first note of Quiero Club’s Nueva America plays, I’m instantly lost in an episode of the latest Gossip Girl episode. Cue the Kristen Bell voiceover with images of Blair and Serena living in the high society and Quiero Club belongs to the club of bands that provide the soundtrack to this popular CW TV show.
Upon listening to more of this sophomore album, it becomes more apparent that Quiero Club offers more than just catchy techno beats to be pigeonholed as providing tunes to guilty pleasure teen dramas. “Fin de Semana Sin Fin” add a playful air with this whimsical track. The inclusion of melodic synthesizer and vocals that resemble a J-pop band provides one of the few exuberant songs of the album. However, the rest of the songs are less bouncy and more laid-back atmospherics such as the dreamy “Maybe.” While most do get the foot tapping, they aren’t animated enough to distract you doing what you need to do while jamming out.
Whether it be the Caribbean self-titled track or Garbage reminiscence “Darwin Mustard,” the bottom line is that this bilingual album provides the tunes for those moments when you need a break from partying and just want to hang out or get some work done.