Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Anaïs: Quizas (Martini Dry)
The track is cover of an old Cuban song, made famous by the likes of Pérez Prado and Julio Iglesias.
It follows her album A l'eau de javel, her second studio album, which was released in March last year. The album featured her interpretations of songs from the 40s to the 60s, covering them with humour and style. Several tracks, including Je n'embrasse pas les garçons et Danseuse privée (a cabaret take on Tina Turner's Private Dancer) were released as singles over the course of the year.
The new track is an out-take from the recordings, according to legend it was stolen by the Russians, then re-discovered in Cairo before being stolen by the Russians again, and finally being reclaimed by the American agent Dan the Automator who remixed it with a cocktail shaker.
While I have my doubts about the truth of this, it remains well worth a listen.