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iTunes Free Single of the Week: Julieta Venegas

Download this weeks free single from iTunes here: “Bien O Mal” by Julieta Venegas

iTunes generally releases a few songs for free each week. For this column, we always focus on the main free single of the week. I was shocked to find out that this weeks single was a Mexican artist and her song was entirely in spanish. Despite the languageĀ barrier, this song is actually brilliant. It has an acoustic groove that reminds me of KT Tungstall. If you can put the lyrics aside (unless you speak fluent spanish), the melody is very pleasing on the ears.

This is only the second time I have been able to listen to non-English lyrics and enjoy the songs. The first time came with the “Slumdog Millionaire” soundtrack. In both cases, the melody’s carry the entire song forward and not comprehending the lyrics becomes a mute point as the song itself becomes universal in language. Music like this really shows us that music is the worlds language.

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