This is the second post in my series comparing two different musicians of the HispAnglo (Hispanic/Anglo) world. Complete the analogy: Linda Rondstant is to Gal Costa what Regina Spektor is to __________.
They don't look as alike as Linda and Gal do, but New York-based signer does have the same look and general aesthetic of Chilean hipster crooner Francisca Valenzuela:
These two reigning queens of North American and South American indie pop even have similar sounds.
Here is Francisca Valenzuela's song "Esta Soy Yo" (This Is Me):
which has some of the quirky but epic camp elements of Regina Spektor's song "Us":
And Francisca Valenzuela's song "Peces" (Fishes):
has some of the same sentimental overtones as Regina Spektor's "Fidelity":
Next week's analogy:
If Regina Spektor is to Francisca Valenzuela, then Janis Joplin is to...???