Paula Cendejas Releases New EP “Contragolpe”

Paula Cendejas is making a counter-attack…

The Spanish pop singer, considered one of Spain’s most promising acts, has released her new EP Contragolpe.

Paula Cendejas

Cendejas, who gained attention through her covers on social media, has lately collaborated with Latin music’s edgiest stars including C.Tangana, Piso 21, Feid and Jesse Baéz, to name a few.

Her musical proposal and crisp vocals shine on the new EP, which is home to seven gems including sultry R&B fusions (“803”), flamenco undertones (“Nada Lo Cambia”), futuristic boleros (“Diferente”) and more.

A standout track is focus single “Nosotras,” a pop-reggaeton meshed with mesmerizing acoustic guitars.

Contragolpe, according to Cendejas, was born after discovering herself during the pandemic.

“It’s a rebellion,” she expressed in a statement. “All last year and part of this one I was in an internal struggle with myself, looking for help to feel better. All the bad things that I had inside I brought out in the form of a song.”

Sebastian Yatra Teams Up with Alvaro Diaz on New Single “A Donde Van”

Sebastian Yatra isn’t going anywhere…

The 25-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter, who recently co-hosted this year’s Premios Juventud, has joined voices with Alvaro Diaz for the first time ever on “A Donde Van.”

Sebastian Yatra

On the new track, Yatra and Puerto Rico’s Diaz sing solely about unrequited love.

“Where do the kisses go? / The ones you didn’t know how to accept / And the stares that you never returned / I want to recuperate them,” says the chorus.

Fusing their both worlds, “A Donde Van” is a seductive mix of Latin pop and Hip-Hop, with hints of Flamenco.

“It is an unexpected collaboration, and each one of us went out of our comfort zones,” says Yatra of the new single. “That’s one of the cool things I love about music, discovering new facets.  The song deals with where the kisses go when they are given, what happens with the caresses, the moments and the memories, it makes you remember all the people who have passed through your life.”

The video for the new single is expected to be released on August 27 at 8:00 am.

Rosalia Releases New Single “Juro Que”

Rosalia is in a swearing mood…

The 26-year-old Spanish singer and Best New Artist Grammy nominee, has released a new single “Juro Que,” which features a return to a more traditional flamenco sound.

Rosalia

On the track, which translates to “I swear that,” Rosalia projects the feelings of a person who has lost the love of her life because he was arrested and taken from her side. She’ll do whatever takes to be next to him again.

The song premiered alongside a music video directed by Tanu Muino; the clip is the perfect dramatization of loneliness, despair and the helplessness of not being able to solve a problem.

Rosalía is up for two Grammys: she’s nominated for best Latin rock, urban or alternative album, as well as best new artist. 

She’ll perform at the awards show as well.

Rosalia to Receive the Rising Star Award at Billboard’s Women in Music Event

There’s no denying Rosalia’s status as a rising star…

With Billboard‘s 14th annual Women in Music event just weeks away, the 26-year-old Spanish singer/songwriter, a big Latin Grammy winner this year, among the artists being celebrated for their contributions to female empowerment.

Rosalia

Rosalía, nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy this year, will receive the Rising Star Award after changing the sound of today’s mainstream music with her fresh flamenco-influenced pop.

She joins newly announced honorees Alicia Keys, who will receive the Impact Award, and Megan Thee Stallion, this year’s Powerhouse Award honoree.

“Women in Music is a celebration of artists and executives who are changing the world through their work. We are excited to honor Alicia Keys, Rosalía and Megan thee Stallion, whose singular visions and voices are shifting our culture while inspiring fans to stay true to themselves,” said Hannah KarpBillboard’s editorial director.

The trio will join previously announced honorees Taylor SwiftBillie Eilish, Alanis Morissette,Nicki Minaj, Brandi Carlile and Roc Nation chief operating officer Desiree Perezat the 2019 Women in Music event, presented by YouTube Musicand hosted by last year’s Rising Star honoree Hayley Kiyoko.

The event and red carpet pre-show will stream live from the Hollywood Palladium on December 12 at YouTube.com/Billboard starting at 9 p.m. ET.

Lau Noah Enchants During NPR “Tiny Desk Concert”

Lau Noah is having a Tiny moment…

The Spanish singer-songwriter and guitarist, among a new wave of Spanish artists making their mark globally, is the latest act to give a Tiny Desk Concert at the National Public Radio offices.

Lau Noah

Noah, who is enchanting music lovers one song at a time, flaunted her poetic lyrics and magical flamencoguitar riffs in a nearly 16-minute set that included five songs, wrapping with “La Realidad.”

According to NPR, she speaks and sings in Catalan, Spanish, English and sometimes Hebrew. She played the piano growing up and left Spain for New York City five years ago while still a teen.

“There’s a language we speak in the Northeast of Spain called Catalan in a region called Catalonia, this is where I come from,” she said during her performance before delivering her song “L’Adéu.” “And for many years I only sang in English because I was too scared of what they would say if I sang in my mother language. I’m not anymore. I’m really happy to share a song in Catalan with you.”

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/08/692656041/lau-noah-tiny-desk-concert?jwsource=cl