Russian Red, named after the colour of her favourite lipstick, has just released her sophomore album, Fuerteventura. Born Lourdes Hernandez, the Spanish singer-songwriter delves deep into the indie rock scene and creates refreshingly new music, but with a tang of familiar nostalgia. Themes of heartbreak and lost love are given a revitalizing treatment. Fuerteventura is sure to wow old and new fans of folk. The album begins with Everyday Everynight, a ballad about broken hearts and longing. With the perfectly paced tempo (which is present in every track), soft coos from a guitar and impeccable beats, Everyday Everynight is a dreamy haze. Hernandez's vocals have an absolutely delightful range of genuine humanity and passion. She is able to cover an entire spectrum of emotion, seamlessly switching between childlike wonder and melancholic loss. I Hate You But I Love You begins with Hernandez's voice serenading the sky. The music captures the ambivalent and conflicting feelings expressed; it is entirely mesmerising, with whispers of an all-too-real vulnerability. Particular praise should be given to the minimalist lyrics that seem to say so much in the fewest possible words, leaving plenty of room for personal interpretation. Fuerteventura comes highly recommended as an exemplary folk album.