Mexican singer Fey, an artist who made a name for herself with teeny-bopper pop, returns after a three-year absence with an album that aspires to substance and depth.

Mexican singer Fey, an artist who made a name for herself with teeny-bopper pop, returns after a three-year absence with an album that aspires to substance and depth. "La Fuerza del Destino" is a collection of songs originally recorded by avant-garde Spanish pop group Mecano. Fey sings them with breathy earnestness, and they are arranged with synthesizers and dance grooves for club/pop effect. It's edgy, but then again, so were the originals; producer Carlos Jaen is to be commended for not trivializing these tracks. What ultimately makes this album work isn't Fey (it could be anyone on vocals), but the material. Songs like "Mujer Contra Mujer" and "Aire," with their frankly progressive lyrics and haunting melodies, are classic.—LC