2017 BET Awards

For All Time

Beautiful voices and photogenic faces do not necessarily a hit record make. Soluna—a Los Angeles-based quartet comprising Jessica Castellanos, T.

Beautiful voices and photogenic faces do not necessarily a hit record make. Soluna—a Los Angeles-based quartet comprising Jessica Castellanos, T. Lopez, America Olivo, and Aurora Rodriguez—provide lovely vocals that are showcased on its debut, For All Time. On the title track, Soluna exudes all the makings of a breakout act. Such power is also heard on the sultry "Spanish Lullaby" and the dancefloor-jacked "He Should Be You." Unfortunately, lackluster songwriting and cookie-cutter themes bog down this primarily sugar-coated pop confection. To their credit, the girls of Soluna ably sing in both English and Spanish—and show signs of great potential. Hopefully, the act's next album will take musical and lyrical risks.—RH