Rosalía Has A Hit On Her Hands With J Balvin-Assisted “Con Altura”
All signs point to Rosalía being the next crossover sensation from the Spanish-speaking music world. The 25-year-old landed a massive European hit with “Malamente” in 2018, cementing her status as Spain’s new queen of (modern) flamenco and catching the attention of several important tastemakers. She recently made a cameo on James Blake’s haunting “Barefoot In The Park” (the highlight of his recent Assume Form LP) and features on J Balvin’s “Brillo.” He now returns the favor by jumping on her new single.
“Con Altura” is the kind of genre-mashing, hip-swinging banger that Latin (and Spanish) artists do better than anyone else. Rosalía rides the frenetic reggaeton beat with ease, while José and El Guincho add their swagger to the mix. The song is instantly catchy and absolutely deserving of the prestigious top spot on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist. Rosalía also dropped the video today (March 28) and it’s a testament to her unique visual style and palpable creativity. Get acquainted with the breakout star below.