Miami first met Rosalía again in March 2018 when she carried out at Flamenco Rave, a showcase hosted by native nonprofit FUNDarte that includes a number of the main figures of her nation’s up to date flamenco motion, together with her debut album collaborator Raül Refree.
She’d already undergone a stark musical transformation when she returned for a non-public efficiency on the Faena Resort Miami Seashore simply 9 months later throughout Artwork Basel. That got here on the heels of the discharge of her breakthrough album, El Mal Querer, which granted her vital acclaim and recognition outdoors of the flamenco world. By the point she performed her first public ticketed occasion within the metropolis, she was singing reggaeton tracks alongside the likes of Unhealthy Bunny and Nicky Jam on the former American Airways Area. Each her sonic experimentation and her star energy accelerated in 17 quick months at a pace solely Motomamis can obtain.
Taking the stage Saturday evening in thick black-and-white leather-based exuding the rigidity of rubber tires and flanked by dancers sporting light-up Motomami bike helmets, Rosalía opened together with her ode to transformation, Motomami opener “Saoko.”
“Me contradigo, yo me transformo/Soy to’a’ las cosa’, yo me transformo,” she sang because the digital camera zipped and zoomed round her: “I contradict myself, I rework/I’m all issues, I rework.“
The digital camera work was one of the crucial notable facets of the present’s minimalist, futurist design. The operator wore a stabilized digital camera rig used to weave across the singer and her backup dancers with ease, leading to whirling close-ups and foreshortened perspective views that made the singer seem gigantic as she pounded the stage throughout flamenco choreo breakdowns. The intimate view gave the manufacturing the texture of a Homecoming-style, behind-the-scenes documentary, as if the group was witnessing the filming and modifying of a high-budget live performance movie in actual time.
The set leaned closely on the experimental Motomami, the singer’s newest album and a shoo-in for this 12 months’s finest albums lists. Shortening the supporting tour’s setlist for her one-hour III Factors set, she skipped performances of “De Plata,” from her debut album Los Ángeles, and El Mal Querer single “Pienso en Tu Mirá.” She solely revisited the breakthrough album for “Malamente” and “De Aquí No Gross sales,” the latter of which foreshadowed her subsequent sonic evolution by punctuating verses with aggressive bike sounds. Rosalía additionally used the monitor to showcase the bridge between the 2 seemingly disparate information, as she seamlessly mashed up the El Mal Querer monitor with Motomami‘s “Bulerías.”
The slower moments didn’t translate as properly to the pageant stage. Although they shone a welcome highlight on the artist’s classically educated pipes, the group’s depth dipped noticeably throughout songs akin to “G3 N15,” which possible would have sparkled in a theater. The distinction with the group’s eruption on the first notes of the following track, “Linda,” made it clear how a lot the vitality had dimmed for the homesick ballad. One notable exception was “Hentai,” one of the crucial tender piano ballads ever written about dick-riding, which the group sang with vigor.
The singer started to stray from Motomami towards the tip of the set, notably throughout a medley of her standalone reggaeton singles, together with her verse on the remix of Sech’s “Relación” and Ozuna collaboration “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi.” She paid homage to Daddy Yankee with an interlude remix of “Gasolina” earlier than shifting on to mambo monitor “Despechá,” a style of her newest sonic stopover.
She wrapped up the set with 2019’s “Con Altura,” the only that signaled her sharp flip into reggaeton and Latin pop, earlier than returning to the stage to carry out Motomami‘s “Rooster Teriyaki” and “Cuuuuuuuuuute.”
“Se creen especial/Como un año en Miami que nieva,” she sang on the final monitor, simply because the rain started to sprinkle over the disco ball. It did not snow final evening, however Rosalía ensured we nonetheless witnessed one thing particular: alchemy.
– “La Fama”
– “De Aquí No Gross sales”/”Bulerías”
– “G3 N15”
– “Besos Moja2” (A capella)
– “La Noche de Anoche”
– Reggaeton montage
– “La Combi Versace”
– “Relación (Remix)”
– “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi”
– “Gasolina” (Interlude)
– “Delirio de Grandeza”
– “LAX” (Interlude)
– “Con Altura”
– “Rooster Teriyaki”