The Spanish artist Rosalía has spoken with EL PAÍS in regards to the that means of the lyrics of her new single Rooster Teriyaki, which was seen over two million occasions on YouTube within the first 24 hours and had racked up 8.9 million views within the first 5 days. The music is the third single from her new album Motomami, which is due out on March 18.
The music combines references about her household’s love of bikes and her personal strolls by New York Metropolis; it additionally seeks to create a distinction between lyrics with an “occasional laborious edge” to them and the “cuteness” discovered within the Japanese idea of Kawaii.
Rosalía jumped to worldwide fame together with her 2018 work El mal querer, which supplied her personal tackle flamenco music and earned each business success and important acclaim, together with Album of the 12 months on the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards. That yr she additionally grew to become the primary feminine Spanish artist to win an MTV Video Music Award.
In Motomami, Rosalía has undergone a change of look, sound and dance strikes. After releasing La fama, a bachata with touches of electropop that includes the Canadian artist The Weeknd, and Saoko, a deconstructed reggaeton monitor that features some piano jazz, Rosalía has now launched Rooster Teriyaki, a mirrored image of immediately’s new pop, a musical combine the place genres have ceased to exist and are there to serve the music’s functions.
Identical to she proved with Malamente in 2019, Rosalía has achieved issues her approach right here as nicely, displaying intuition but in addition expertise. She neither tried to recreate a consolidated type by bringing her personal character to it, nor did she try an entire experimentation that may make it laborious for her work to succeed in a wider public.
Rosalía has discovered her personal path, crossing kinds, weaving musical alliances, including her personal taste and ending up with one thing completely totally different. The music has every thing it must have, however one thing else apart from. Rosalía is not only an assertive girl exhibiting off her Latino power, she can be scoring creative achievements and main the way in which ahead.