Such is the power of Rosalía right now that the Spanish pop star could have brought any one of her many recent hits to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Monday night. This year already, she’s collaborated with J Balvin with “Con Altura” and Ozuna with “Yo x … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
“Pulling a Beyoncé” has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released her self-titled visual album and, in her own words, “changed the game with that digital drop,” people were crediting her with both the surprise album trend … More »
At this late date it’s rare to encounter music that truly sounds like nothing else, but El Mal Querer pulled it off last year. The Catalonian singer Rosalía’s second album was truly unique, alchemizing traditional flamenco with futuristic R&B in a manner that felt both natural and visionary. Palmas that hit like accented … More »
Rosalía, the reigning queen of the modern music video, has a new one out today. The latest visual from the Barcelona pop futurist packages two new tracks, “Milionària” and “Dio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero.” (As Pitchfork points out, the latter title translates to “God Free Us From the Money.”) Both songs are featured … More »
“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »
One of the highlights of James Blake’s recent album Assume Form is “Barefoot In The Park,” a collaboration with the Spanish flamenco art-pop star Rosalía. Today, Rosalía headlined the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona, and she brought James Blake along to perform “Barefoot In The Park” with her live. Watch their … More »
Damn, it’s almost summer already? I seem to have misplaced all my summer jams in my extensive spring cleaning process… Oh thank god, here’s one just in time: a bubbly new hit from Spanish pop superstar Rosalía called “Aute Cuture.” So haute!
This new track has everything you need for the seasonal transition: an instantly jammable hook, flamenco flair, and a flashy new video with the classic Cinemascope aspect ratio! Here’s what Rosalía has to say about her latest:
“Aute Cuture” is the title: written incorrectly but with a sense of humor and strength. I wrote this song before going out to tour El Mal Querer and I have taken the time necessary so the song would come out with the best video to accompany it. Filled with claps, nail art, and a Tarantino vibe. Enjoy it and hopefully it’ll make you dance and laugh like it does me.
I’m doing it, I’m dancing and laughing!
Check out the video below (and be sure to turn up the volume because the song will be playing, too).
Rosalía is an up-and-coming artist showing some major promise, and continues to out-do herself in terms of both music and performance. After last year’s release of her excellent El Mal Querer, which we named one of the best albums of 2018, the Spanish singer has put out some of the … More »