Rosala’s new single is called “LA KILIÉ.”
Rosala’s “MOTOMAMI (Deluxe)” deluxe edition includes “LA KILIÉ.”
Columbia Records released “MOTOMAMI” on March 18, 2022. Rosala collaborated with producers Noah Goldstein, Michael Uzowuru, Dylan Wiggins, and Pharrell Williams, as well as her longtime friend El Guincho, to create a concept album about her recent experiences with fame, homesickness, and loneliness.
Motomami is inspired by the Latin music she listened to as a child and continues to listen to as a pop star. The album, titled “Finding Freedom in Contradiction,” went through several stages. Rosala once thought she should work on “four projects at once”: a flamenco album, a piano ballad album, a dark pop album, and an alternative reggaeton album.
Rosala “found a purpose in chaos” by selecting a sound palette. Motomami’s music features “aggressive” drums, “distant” filters, a “naked” voice (no harmonies or reverb), vocal chops, and straightforward production.
Héctor Lavoe, Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Bach, Michèle Lamy, Pedro Almodóvar, and Andrei Tarkovsky were all influences on Rosala. She released a seven-hour Spotify playlist called “Inspo$ Motomami” on April 25, 2022. Songs by Daddy Yankee, Madonna, David Bowie, Bjork, Snoop Dogg, Manuel Molina, Carla Bruni, and others were included.
Rosala first heard Spanish folk music when she was a child. With her cover album Los ngeles (2017) and her baccalaureate project El Mal Querer (2018), she graduated with honours from the Catalonia College of Music, reimagining flamenco by fusing it with pop and urban music.
El Mal Querer won the Latin Grammy for Album of the Year and was named one of the 500 best albums of all time by Rolling Stone.
Rosala’s first international hit single was “Con Altura,” a 2019 reggaeton song co-written with J Balvin.