Mexico’s Sweet Electra Ready Third Album

The duo behind Sweet Electra is in a New York state of mind lately. Vocalist Nardiz Cooke and producer Giovanni Escalera recently left Guadalajara for the Big Apple with the hopes of bringing their electronica-tinged pop to a wider audience. Their upcoming album When We Abandoned Earth (out April 6), sung in Spanish and English, was inspired by this change in atmosphere.

The CD is a dreamy celestial exploration that should appeal to listeners looking for an inter-planetary respite from the daily grind. Cooke, who grew up performing in traditional mariachi groups, has a haunting voice that stays with you long after the music has stopped playing. And Escalera is a multi-talented performer who not only composed all the material but also manned the keyboards, guitars and programming.

If you’re in New York City, they’re playing at Webster Hall on March 11. Here’s a taste of what you can expect:





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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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