MADRID – After a long absence, Spanish pop star Ana Torroja on Tuesday added to her extensive, three-decades-old discography with the release in Madrid of “Conexion,” her first live album as a soloist that she calls a melding of her successes with the trio Mecano and her personal favorites from later years.
It has been almost five years since the launch of “Sonrisa” (Smile – 2010), her last studio album. This intermission, she told Efe on Tuesday, was filled with the time-consuming live “Conexion” project and in part was the result of “life’s circumstances.”
“There were personal things that did not allow me to be free to offer something beautiful and good,” she said, while noting that she was very happy with her latest album, “one of the best I have ever recorded.”
Torroja said the idea for “Conexion” was hatched in Mexico, “the most important country besides Spain” for her career as an artist. In fact, on the album she performs duets with Mexicans Carla Morrison, Ximena Sariñana, Leonel Garcia and Aleks Syntek.