It looks like Spanish artist Rosalía is back to experimenting, based on her latest musical release. She just premiered “SAOKO” today (February 4), the second single from her highly anticipated MOTOMAMI album due out on March 18. And with that, she sparked a lot of comments from her fanbase and the internet in general.
Rosalía’s speech is always strong. We often speak of the artist either for being inspired with taste by another genre, or for appropriating it. And with “SAOKO”, it was no different. As we know, “SAOKO” pays homage and samples Wisin and Daddy Yankee’s classic reggaeton.”Saoco” track – and that already did not sit well with some music aficionados.
While the official single and video correct came out, the Twitter verse is already wild. Twitter users immediately pointed out her pronunciation: “Throughout Saoko, I was repeating exactly what she says at the start of the song: ‘What are you saying girl? What are you saying?’ Can someone translate Rosalia into Spanish?
Another Twitter user wants more Rosalía, saying, “So we already listened to half of Saoko?” The track is noticeably short – only 2 minutes and 17 seconds, so the artist 12 second Tiktok clip was half the song. And yes, she put the best of it on the Tiktok.
Others don’t even bother to properly name the single: “My god, but SOBAKO is so boring.” I mean, we know Rosalía is “experimental” in general, but why does she limit her singing abilities?
Of course, there are also die-hard fans who absolutely adored it and appreciate how this new MOTOMAMI the era is collapsing. A Twitter user comments, “I can’t stop watching SAOKO’s video.”
Another converts the motorcycle’s visuals and aesthetics to the popular Euphoria meme that has been circulating on Twitter since the episode scene aired.
Well, we’re intrigued, to say the least. We’re more than ready to hear the rest of the album and see the visuals that clearly reveal the story of a biker gang. Very nervous and rebellious from Rosalía.
Watch “SAOKO” below.