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Rosalía Releases New Single “SAOKA” + Announces Album




Grammy Award winning recording artist, producer and songwriter Rosalía announces that her much sought-after album ‘MOTOMAMI‘ will be released globally on March 18th. In conjunction of the announcement, she drops new single “SAOKO,” a new track and video from ‘MOTOMAMI.’ “SAOKO” is a preview of the “spirit” of MOTOMAMI — grit and grace, strength and vulnerability, fierce femininity, and an unapologetic, brave attitude.

Naming my next track “SAOKO” and sampling Yankee and Wisin for me is the most direct homage I can make to classic reggaeton, a genre that I love and that has been a constant and great inspiration throughout the MOTOMAMI project.” 
“I started “SAOKO’s” beat playing the upright piano at Electric Lady’s Studio B in NY, I remember it like it was yesterday. It was at night and making this beat seemed as fun as driving a Lambo. I then distorted this piano and added some classic reggaeton drums from a library that NaisGai had sent me some time ago, which by the way is something very special to me because this library has been passed from one generation of producers to another for a long time.”
Before starting this track I kept thinking that I wanted to see some jazz touches in a reggaeton track and sampling Wisin and Yankee’s iconic track seemed like the best way for me to open the song. I also thank Noah, David, Dylan and Uzi for sharing this creative process with me. 
If you notice, the lyrics revolve around the same concept: transformation. Each and every phrase is an image of transformation. Celebrating transformation, celebrating change. Celebrating that you are always yourself even though you are in constant transformation or even that you are you more than ever at the very moment you are changing.”

Rosalía on the concept of her upcoming music

Previously Rosalía released “LA FAMA” ft. The Weeknd, a bachata with a cautionary story around ambition and fame. “SAOKO” is available on all DSPs and the video is on YouTube.

Source: Columbia Records

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