It seems that being a best-selling author of the book, “Scripted in Heaven” isn’t the only talent that Lourdes Duque Baron has. Baron just released her new dance single on itunes entitled, “La Vie En Rose: Harlem Shake.” Vocally, this song is a throw back to the original of “La Vie En Rose” sung by Edith Piaf in 1946. Piaf performed the song in French, whereas Lourdes performs it in English. Lourdes Duque Baron’s vocals are smooth, lush and perfect for this type of song. It’s refreshing to have a dance tune with clear, gorgeous, perfectly mixed vocals, in an age and especially in a genre where “auto-tune” is expected and often overly used.
“The Harlem Shake” portion of the song refers to the musical loop used from the hugely popular #1 Billboard hit song, “Gangnam Style.” Because of this, there is a friendly familiarity with the song when it starts off with a rap I first believed to be Baron. I realized the joke was on me when it was made clear to me that the rap is delivered by 12 year-old Matthew Parry-Jones, a teen heart throb in the making with his long flowing hair and stylish dress. His effortless and sleek rap weaves in perfectly with the track and blends the past with the present in a slick new way.
It’s no wonder that this track was produced by the legendary, multi-platinum music producer Andrew Lane, who has produced such notables as Irene Cara, Hanna Montana, the Back Street Boys, Keith Sweat as well as High School Musical and Disneymania. His production is smooth and slick, with the vocal mix being sheer perfection. A classic song has now been turned into a new classic for 2013.
It’s refreshing to have an old standard like “La Vie En Rose” brought to the masses in this updated production, “La Vie En Rose: The Harlem Shake.” Lourdes Duque Baron has a lovely, melodic and flowing voice that sits perfectly over this track, and sure to become a summertime favorite for all generations.
You can purchase the single song via itunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/la-vie-en-rose-single/id672882104 or other online retailers. For more information on Lourdes Duque Baron visit her official website at http://lourdesduquebaron.com/