Skope Mag: Claudia Alende drops hot new single ‘Spotlight’

Claudia Alende, recording artist, Skope Magazine

Claudia Alende is an electro-pop influenced singer/songwriter who is going to get your attention this year one way or another, and fans of exciting new music should definitely be getting excited about her arrival on the scene. Her brand new single “Spotlight” has been ripping its way through the American pop underground and garnering acclaim from both critics and fans alike, and there’s plenty of reasons to join her bandwagon of new disciples. I’m usually more than hesitant about buying into the momentum of new artists – particularly ones that are only two singles into their discography, but there’s something special about Alende that makes me feel like this time getting a little hyped is appropriate.

“Spotlight” is modest in its design but the shadows of ethereal color it casts over the listener is as big and bad as they come. There’s something danger-laden and seductive in the way she describes love and how it can isolate us from the world. Her croon is ominously delivered to us in at almost half the tempo that we’re expecting, and the result is an unintimidating pop ballad that is as slick as it is artsy and, dare I say, a tad bohemian... READ MORE

Rick Krusky