Growing up in the public eye (her father is a well-known Mexican director), Guadalajara native Ximena Sariñana is used to being in the limelight. As a classically trained pianist/singer, Sariñana integrates singer-songwriter intimacy with enough alt-rock flair to keep the torch of interest burning. Her début album, 2008’s Mediocre, stunned critics and international listeners with its unique take on Mexico’s indie music scene. With it, she garnered both Latin and American Grammy nominations, the 10th spot on Billboard’s Latin Pop charts and platinum status in Mexico. On “Different,” Sariñana’s first single off of her sophomore album Ximena Sariñana, she proclaims herself as an alien living amongst conformity, a theme found throughout both albums. As always, it’s with an up-beat pop attitude characteristic of her shimmering career.