Christina Rosenvinge Brings Her Pop Touch to “Alguien tendrá la culpa”

The people from this side of the Atlantic are yet to fully embrace Christina Rosenvinge as a cult icon. Her musical career goes way back to the early 90s, and ever since, she hasn’t stopped polishing her songwriting skills. Her peak poetic moment is found on her latest album, La Joven Dolores, on which she received a little help from some of her friends, like Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley, and Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley.

The release of her new album, Lo Nuestro, is imminent, and it will be her first on El Segell del Primavera. “Alguien tendrá la culpa” is the first single, and it was produced by Raül Fernandez Miró, a.k.a. Refree. A kids’ choir sings the song title over and over on the intro, seconds before Rosenvinge’s voice comes in and does her thing. Her pop sensibilities are in full effect, writing melodies that get stuck in your mind for ages, while singing lyric that are slightly bizarre on a first listen, but unravel political hints on successive plays. It sounds related to what PJ Harvey did on Let England Shake, but this is undoubtedly Christina Rosenvinge.