Rosalía is understood for her distinctive sound, mixing parts of reggaeton, pop, and even Disney into her 2022 launch, Motomami. This artist revealed she needed to make a “Disney ballad” even earlier than coming into the studio to write “Hentai” with Pharrell.
Right here’s what we learn about this Spanish artist and the which means behind “Hentai.”
Rosalía launched ‘Motomami’ in 2022
As a novel voice within the Spanish pop scene, Rosalía debuted her album Motomami in 2022, full with “Candy,” “Saoko,” and “Chicken Teriyaki.” This album featured The Weeknd on “La Fama,” with Pharrell appearing as a songwriter for a number of originals.
As one of many ballads on Motomami, “Hentai” includes a Disney-inspired sound. Nonetheless, the lyrics distinction the standard themes of Disney films, as defined by the songwriter and vocalist.
What’s the which means behind ‘Hentai’ off of Rosalía’s ‘Motomami’
In a single “Verified” video with Genius, Rosalía mentioned the which means behind “Hentai” (stylized “HENTAI”) off of her 2022 launch Motomami. Notably, she talked about the affect of Disney on this observe.
“I had the intention to make a song, even before I got to the studio, to make a song that kind of had a Disney vibe,” Rosalía stated, in accordance to a translation on the video. “You know? Music that’s reminiscent of a Disney ballad, but at the same time, with lyrics that are super explicit with sexual content.”
The singer added that she collaborated with Pharrell on this music. She defined the concept, and Pharrell created the chord development. From there, the songwriters started improvising melodies.
Rosalía created lyrics in her home, finally touchdown on the official lyrics of “Hentai” included on Motomami.
“I wanna ride you like I ride my bike. Make me a tape, like Spike,” she sings, in accordance to an English translation.
In the identical Genius video, Rosalía defined the selection of referencing a “cute” bicycle as a substitute of a motorbike, additionally revealing the Spike she talked about was Spike Jonze. Total, this music is about performing sexual acts.
“Many times, for me, what is not explicit is much more interesting, and ‘HENTAI’ seems for me to be very sensual and very beautiful,” the artist defined throughout an interview with El País.
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Since its debut, this observe has earned over 18 million performs on the streaming platform Spotify. The music’s official music video acquired over 12 million views, with some followers calling “Hentai” “incredible” and “so so so good.”
(*1*) whereas on her Photo voltaic Energy tour.
Rosalía embarks on her Motomami world tour in 2022, with music at the moment accessible on most main streaming platforms.
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