Spanish songstress made her grand return to the music scene in March with her third studio album Motomami. In the lead-up to the album’s release, the singer released radio (and TikTok)-ready singles like “Saoko” and “Chicken Teriyaki.” Now, Rosalía is taking fans further into the world of Motomami with a new music video for album cut “Delirio de Grandeza,” following Motomami tracks “Candy” and “Hentai.”
Rosalía has always been known to pull inspiration from unexpected places, like reworking a Justin Timberlake song on her 2018 breakout album El Mal Querer. Her spirit of reinvention is alive and well on Motomami: “Saoko” is a take on a reggaetón classic by Wisin and Daddy Yankee, and “Delirio de Grandeza” is a modern-day reinterpretation of “Delirio de Grandeza,” the 1968 song by Cuban singer Justo Betancourt, complete with a sample from the 2009 hip-hop track “Delirious” by Vistoso Bosses and Soulja Boy.
“To build yourself as a musician, you need to listen to a lot of music,” she said in a Rolling Stone interview while working on the album. “I feel like a kid on a playground. There are a lot of options, and I’m having fun, because it actually has been pure fun. Since El Mal Querer I’ve been able to go to the studio with some artists that I admire and enjoy having around… I’ve learned a lot from working with other musicians, other producers, other artists, which I wasn’t able to do when I was studying in Barcelona.”
“I can only talk to you from my own truth, which doesn’t mean it’s the correct one,” she told GQ of her process. “To me, making music is a human manifestation. It’s what makes me wake up in the morning with enthusiasm, what keeps me hopeful, my most honest way of communication.”