Don't be fooled by "Mentiroso," the first single culled from Quizás, Enrique Iglesias' first Spanish-language album in five years.
Don't be fooled by "Mentiroso," the first single culled from Quizás, Enrique Iglesias' first Spanish-language album in five years. Syrupy and romantic, with a verse whose first bars are modeled closely after the standard "Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez," "Mentiroso" sounds like the teen Iglesias of yore. But even as Iglesias has gone back to his native language, he's evolved in style. Quizás is far hipper than its Spanish-language predecessors, more heartfelt than its English-language counterparts, and lyrically, it's managed to overcome the many clichés Iglesias used before. Material ranges from the title track, an obvious ode to Iglesias' father, to the peppy "Marta," the rock-edged "Tres Palabras," and dancefloor-primed "Pienso en Tí." Throughout the stylistic and content changes, Iglesias' voice remains the same—a breathy instrument with little range, but a defined personality that's allowed the artist to survive two languages and now, no doubt, the jump from romantic to contemporary.—LC