His appearance on the Colombian reggaetón superstar J Balvin‘s 2018 album Vibras was one of the highlights of Rosalía’s rapid rise from alt-flamenco niche figure to world-wide-conquering pop icon.
She showed a new contemporary whimsy to her singing with her voice dancing over Balvin‘s irresistible alto croon, “Brillo,” which she co-wrote with Balvin‘s longtime producer Sky.
It was a bubbly look at digital flirtation, far from her debut flamenco standards or the weighty historical references of her breakthrough album El Mal Querer.
The singers ‘ new collaboration “Con Altura” is meant to be playful like “Brillo,” but this time it’s a straight-up reggaeton banger instead of a ballad, courtesy of a snapping dembow beat from Canadian producer Frank Dukes and El Guincho from Spain, Rosalía’s El Mal Querer collaborator.
There are nods to the flamenco roots of the singer, references to jewels and flashy cars, and even a riff to live fast and dying young (“Vivo rápidoy no tengo cura / Iré joven pa ‘ la sepultura”).
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