Qué Pasa, Raúl

Hosted ByRaúl Guerrero

A podcast for Spanish learners and music lovers. Your host, visual artist Raul G, uses pop songs to help you learn useful language, grammar and simple phrases. in the process you will also discover great singer-songwriters, famous in the Hispanic world.

23. La experiencia religiosa de Enrique Iglesias

Every once in a while, a pop song comes up that plays around with religious imagery and metaphors. We all know Like a Prayer or There Must Be an Angel (Playing with my Heart). You can probably think of your own examples. Well, in this episode we learn about one of such songs: Experiencia religiosa from Enrique Iglesias’ eponymous debut album from 1997.

The lyric is really a collection of romantic cliches, sprinkled with some vocabulary connected to the Christian religion (éxtasis, ceremonia, resucitar, infinito or aleluya); but sometimes, big fat cliches are exactly what makes a song work. In Experiencia religiosa, romance and religious sentiment combine together to create a classic romantic power ballad that has animated many a karaoke night in Spain since it came out, back in the late 90’s.

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