By Tatiana Avilés
Maná’s newest album Exiliados en la Bahía: Lo mejor de Maná, released Aug. 28, is a compilation of two CDs of the band’s greatest hits from their last three albums. Maná is a Mexican rock band formed by Fernando Olvera, Juan Calleros, and Sergio Vallín in 1986. Since then, it has won multiple Grammys and sold more than 25 million albums on its way to becoming an international sensation. Apart from the album, the band has been wrapping up its latest tour, “Drama y Luz,” which has been immensely successful.
Exiliados en la Bahía: Lo mejor de Maná – in English, that’s Exile in the Bay: The Best of Maná – shows us how the band’s style has evolved over the past 13 years with 32 songs, including one new single called “Un Nuevo Amanecer” and a cover of Juan Gabriel’s popular song “Hasta que te conocí.”
The album takes us back in time with songs like “Mariposa Traicionera” and “Corazón Espinado,” hits that distinguished Maná and marked a change from their last single “Lluvia al Corazón,” which is more inclined to pop rock and directed toward a younger audience. It also includes live versions of their latest songs “Lluvia al Corazón” and “El Verdadero Amor Perdona” from their Argentina concert.
While listening to the album, you may appreciate the unique style and sound that has identified the band over the past years, making it seem ageless. Over the years, the band has constantly transformed its music and made its songs in a way that marked the evolution of Latin pop rock.