Santana (Feat. Miguel) – “Indy”
Remember Supernatural, the smash hit 1999 album on which Santana recruited modern pop stars including Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, and not one but two Fugees as guest vocalists? (I obviously didn’t remember it when I was writing about the Latin pop explosion of 1999.) You might also recall that since then Santana released the similarly guest-oriented LPs Shaman and All That I Am before reverting to classic Carlos style for 2012’s Shape Shifter. Well, he’s back to guest singers for next month’s Corazón, but this time the singers are all of Latino or Caribbean ancestry — Gloria Estefan, Pitbull, Romeo Santos, Juanes, etc. Corazón also features a contribution from our man Miguel, who lends his sultry come-ons to a romance ballad called “Indy.” The title is a reference to a terribly corny lyric Miguel shamelessly unfurls during the song: “Your body is a temple/ It just might be a temple of doom/ Got an Indiana jones for you, baby/ Ain’t no telling what I might do.” Miguel has the kind of voice that can make almost any line sound like poetry, but I’m not sure even he can sell that one. Pretty song otherwise, though. Listen below.