Sobrevivir

No longer a merenguera, Olga TaÑón is now firmly entrenched in her position as a diva with a powerhouse voice who can navigate a variety of styles with ease and conviction.

RELEASE DATE: Nov. 19

No longer a merenguera, Olga Tañón is now firmly entrenched in her position as a diva with a powerhouse voice who can navigate a variety of styles with ease and conviction. Sobrevivir, her latest pop/tropical hybrid disc, finds the singer effortlessly tackling a broad range of songs that incorporate tango with merengue. Sobrevivir's track list is very persuasive and there's at least a handful of singles here capable of fitting various formats, including "Por Tu Amor" for tropical and the single "No Podrás" and "Mentiras," both sweeping ballads, for pop. A bonus is "Quién Diría," a duet with Luis Fonsi. But as well-executed as this album is, it fails to fully define its singer: Is she a pop balladeer? A dance queen? We can't grasp her as all of the above, and, as good—and established—as Tañón is at this point, she sounds as if she's still searching for something else.—LC