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WATCH: Bad Gyal’s ‘Perdió Ese Culo’ & New Album Deliver a Femme Fantasy in El Movimiento

Today (Jan. 26), Bad Gyal finally released her debut album La Joia and new single “Perdió Ese Culo.” On the 15-track release, the rising Spanish star enlisted pioneers and hit-makers in el movimiento to help shape her fierce future in the scene. At the core of the daring LP is a message of cutting loose and seeing sexuality as a strength.  

Bad Gyal first burst onto the scene in 2016 through her mixtapes. In her viral songs like “Fiebre” and “Blin Blin,” she demonstrated her love for dancehall and reggaeton. With La Joia, she builds on the latest wave of Latina artists pushing back on their historic objectification and exploitation in the scene. 

Reggaeton pioneer Nely “El Arma Secreta” and hip-hop icon Scott Storch co-produced the alluring “Give Me” and the bottle service banger “Pop Pop.” At the genres’ intersection, Bad Gyal commands the dance floor with her hypnotic flow. Marco “MAG” Borrero, known for producing Bad Bunny’s recent hits, was at the helm of the perreo-de-résistance, “Chulo.” La Joia also includes the remix version featuring Young Miko and Tokischa, turning it into a femme and LGBTQ-friendly club anthem. 

MAG also produced Bad Gyal’s fiery kiss-off track “Perdió Este Culo,” where she lets an ex know what he’s missing out on. The cinematic music video features Nacho star Martiño Rivas as her former lover. 

Spain and Brazil collide in the twinkling reggaeton romp “Bota Niña.” Rosalía’s longtime producer El Guincho was at the helm of the song with Brazilian DJ Gabriel do Borel. She also takes dancehall into the future in the freaky “La Que No Se Mueva” featuring Jamaican singer Tommy Lee Sparta and explores neo-perreo in the empowering “Sin Carné,” where she toasts to slaying her haters with her success. Myke Towers, Quevedo, and Ñengo Flow also feature on her 2000s-inspired LP. 

Check out “Perdió Ese Culo” below.