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Ximena Sariñana RS Exclusive: ‘Shine Down’

Mexican singer-songwriter is poised for American breakthrough

Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana came on the scene in 2008 with Mediocre, an album-length meditation on the idea of the “perfect” 1950s woman. Judging by this exclusive video for “Shine Down,” off her second album Ximena Sariñana, she may be poised for a breakthrough in the United States. It’s a catchy, complex tune — the guitars have the nervous energy of the Strokes, the beat has the Latin indie-disco flavor of CSS and Sariñana sings in a way that is both understated and immediately engaging. It’s an up-tempo track, but she’s very good at selling the subtle melancholy in the song’s chorus.

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