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1[[quoteright:350:]] ² [[caption-width-right:350:TRA! TRA!]]²²Rosalía Vila Tobella (born 25 September 1993), known mononymously as Rosalía, is a Spanish singer, songwriter and producer from Barcelona. Her music is inspired by the genre of flamenco, making a modern interpretation of it.²²Her debut album, ''Los ángeles''[[note]]"the angels"[[/note]] was released in 2017, and was mostly composed of acoustic takes on old flamenco songs centered around the themes of death. Made in collaboration with guitarist Raül Refree, it gained a lot of critical acclaim in her home country due to her vocal performance and became a SleeperHit.²²After collaborating with Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin on the hit album ''Vibras'', she started teasing the release of her second album with the single "Malamente"[[note]]"badly"[[/note]]. It became one of the most successful singles of the year in Spain, marking [[NewSoundAlbum the change of her trademark acoustic flamenco style]] for something more inspired by [[PBRAndB experimental R&B]] and ElectronicMusic.²²Finally, ''El mal querer''[[note]]roughly translated as "the bad loving"[[/note]], a ConceptAlbum inspired by an obscure Occitan novel of the 13th century, was released in November 2018, to widespread success and acclaim both in Spain and the rest of the world.²²----²!!Discography:²* ''Los ángeles'' (2017)²* ''El mal querer'' (2018)²²----²!! Her works provide examples of:²²* ConceptAlbum: ''El mal querer'', being loosely based on the 13th century Occitanian book ''Flamenca'', each track is divided in "chapters" along with a title accompanying the song's official title.²* CoverVersion: The entirety of ''Los ángeles'' is based around covers of old flamenco songs.²** A cover of "I See a Darkness" by Bonny "Prince" Billy closes the album.²* DreamTeam: With Raül Refree for the entirety of ''Los ángeles'' and El Guincho for the entirety of ''El mal querer''.²** with J Balvin, for "Brillo", taken from his album ''Vibras'', and "Con Altura".²** with James Blake, for "Barefoot in the Park", taken from his album ''Assume Form''.²** with Music/{{Travis Scott}}, for "TKN".²* DrivenToSuicide: The narrator of "Catalina".²* EverythingIsAnInstrument: "De aquí no sales" is based on samples of motorbike engines.²* IntercourseWithYou: "Di mi nombre".²* LastNoteNightmare: "Sí tú supieras compañero" slowly devolves into PsychoStrings that last for ''two minutes''.²* LighterAndSofter: ''Los ángeles'', a sparse, funereal pure flamenco album was followed by the more accessible and poppier, although somewhat experimental ''El mal querer''.²** her work since ''El mal querer'' qualifies, with singles like "Aute Cuture", "Con altura" and "Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi" being simple pop songs. ²* LyricalDissonance: Despite being ethereal and quite catchy, "Bagdad" is about descending to hell.²* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: ''El mal querer'' is flamenco + everything else, really.²* NewSoundAlbum: ''El mal querer'' compared to ''Los ángeles''.²* {{Sampling}}: "Bagdad" samples Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" and "Que no salga la luna" samples "Mi cante por Bulerías" de La Paquera de Jeréz.²* TorosYFlamenco: Being flamenco-inspired music, a lot of the imagery surrounding her music videos is based around this trope.


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