â€˜Alex & Danielâ€™ is a collaboration between two of Chileâ€™s most celebrated pop pioneers, Alex Anwandter and Daniel Riveros (Gepe).Â Their new albumÂ will be released via Nacional Records on August 19th.
Today, iTunes debuts their new song â€œMejor Que Yo,â€ offering the track as a limited-timed free download as the featured â€˜Latin Single of the Weekâ€™ (USA only). Download here:Â https://itunes.apple.
Wondering Sound recently premiered their new song â€œBaby,â€ writing: â€œAlex Anwandter is colloquially known as the â€œPrince of Chilean Pop,â€ and Daniel Riveros has been called â€œThe New Guru of Chilean Folk,â€ and so itâ€™s little surprise that a pairing of the two would produce something fresh and vibrant. And so it is with â€œBaby,â€ a light, fizzy electropop number that nods toward the mellower moments of groups like Phoenix and Passion Pit, but capitalizing more on languid, lovely vocal melodies. Both Anwandter and Riveros have established reputations for pushing Chilean pop forward, tinkering with and incorporating newer sounds into their sleek, graceful music.â€
Alex Anwandter and Daniel Riveros were brought together by a mutual admiration of the otherâ€™s music.Â As a duo, the two artists seamlessly fuse the dance-pop and heartfelt balladry that characterize their solo recordings.
Alex Anwandter is one of the leading names of Chile’s new vibrant pop scene. Alex Anwandter brings together 80’s-influenced dance music and emotional songwriting, presented with an engaging live performance full of intimacy and showmanship.
Alex Anwandterâ€™s debut solo album, â€˜Rebeldesâ€™ was released in 2013 via Nacional Records, and received heavy praise from outlets including Billboard, NPR, PerezHilton, and many more. The albumâ€™s romantic melodies, lush strings, and poignant lyrics tug at heart-strings, while crisp percussion and upbeat basslines keep the body moving.
Daniel Riveros, otherwise known as Gepe, began his musical career playing with Chilean singer Javiera Mena. His solo career has been a major influence on the emerging new Chilean pop sound, with a combination of folk and electronic music with contemplative songwriting and undeniably catchy melodies.