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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