September 24, 2022

Whether or not on a scooter, all-fours, or mounted on an interlocked human motorbike, Rosalía was using excessive on the first of two performances at New York Metropolis’s Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on Sunday evening (September nineteenth). It was simply the second live performance on the US leg of her ongoing “Motomami World Tour” (tickets right here), and the 29-year outdated Spanish singer-songwriter was utterly locked in. 

The present opened with a complete sensory annihilation that appeared absolutely meant to knock the viewers out their saddles in preparation for the evening’s exhilarating and unpredictable thrill experience. The tour’s strobed-out intro music “Matsuri-Shake” by the Japanese all-girl punk band Ni Hao proceeded with such an unrelenting and destabilizing power that the air gave the impression to be sucked out of the theater, solely to be instantly replenished when thunderous engine rumbles heralded Rosalía’s arrival on fingers and knees, flanked by her dance squad of “motopapis” in glowing motorbike helmets.

Rising above the crew and dispatching her headgear, Rosalía launched into the MOTOMAMI opener “SAOKO,” whose demanding vocal swerves and sudden twists into jazz have been navigated effortlessly by the singer and completed dancer.  

Rosalía showcased that very same command by means of her fixed interaction with a roaming steadicam that gave the entire manufacturing a cinematic really feel. The vocalist sometimes stood behind a stark-white sheet with two adjoining screens projecting the 360-degree view of the stage, which typically revealed the rabid, adoring crowd whereas additionally inviting them in distressingly shut for her most emotionally wrenching moments.

This all-encompassing affair was on show early as Rosalía threw out her viral, unimpressed face, regardless of clearly having a blast throughout “BIZCOCHITO,” or whereas she actually pulled herself up from the bottom on an Abel-less rendition of the unrequited love banger, “LA FAMA.”

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