• The best songs of the week: Rosalía's postmodern reggaeton

  • Rosalía strips naked on the cover of her third album, Motomami

There is a month to go before Rosalía's highly anticipated third album

,

Motomami

, is released

, and each new detail that is known further fuels the already enormous expectation.

The second preview of the album,

Saoko

, which the Catalan shared a few days ago, has seduced everyone for its experimentation and because it is absolutely impossible to get it out of your head: the ultra-catchy rhythm of reggaeton, the unexpected jazz piano, a letter between existential metaphysics and

female empowerment

, allusions to god, Greek mythology and drag queens... And Rosalía, who this time sounds so different when she speaks and when she sings and, however, is more her than ever.

The song, as they say, goes like a motorcycle.

And the video clip is full of them.

But, who are Rosalía's

motomamis

?

Saoko

was recorded a few months ago in

Kiev

when the escalation of tensions experienced in recent weeks had not yet placed Ukraine in the eye of the international political storm.

Before Vladimir Putin threatened to invade the country, Rosalía and a large group of

stunt

riders

traveled

to the Ukrainian capital to shoot a video clip full of

speed, bikinis and capers

on wheels, with an aesthetic to the

Fast & Furious

(night police chase included) but in

a 100% female version.

Directed by the Frenchman Valentin Petit,

Saoko

drinks the

suburban aesthetics

with which Rosalía conquered the world four years ago -what in

Badly

were trucks, here are Yamaha R6 and Honda CBR 600- but if he will be remembered for something, it is for the spectacular

girl gang

of bikers and their amazing tricks on the Podilsko-Voskresenskyi bridge in Kiev.

Emerging stars and established legends of female

stunt riding

have participated in the video , a relatively emerging phenomenon (the motor world has never shone especially for its equality, although things have changed rapidly in the last decade) that does not stop growing and adding fans. .

Rosalía has managed to bring together the Czech Katerina Jandová, the North American

Ashley Lammela

, the Swedish

Sara Aydin

(an influencer, with more than 600,000 followers on Instagram) and the Ukrainians

Emma Serdiuk and Alona Shevchenko

, the first champion in the women's motorcycling category of the country in 2011.

In

Saoko

, by the way, Rosalía is heard singing

«fuck the stylist»

, but nothing is further from reality: the person in charge of styling the video is

Haley Wollens

, one of Chloë Sevigny's favorites and the culprit that the artist and her Amazons wear pieces specially made for the occasion by

Mugler

(the guru of empowerment via the corset and latex), a vintage top by Jean Paul

Gaultier

(which Kylie Minogue already wore in

All the Lovers

) and also Ukrainian brands such as the lingerie firm Zhilyova, responsible

for Rosalía's

transparent kimono .

The aesthetic is very 2000 (or 2YK, as they say now), it has something of Harmony Korine's

Springbreakers

(those reflective bikinis) and a lot of Japanese anime: beyond Akira, motorcycle helmets with cat ears (one of the most successful models of the Russian firm

Nitrinos

) and the long pink pigtails a la

Sailor Moon

are a version of

cuteness

brought to the suburbs.

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