“The most disturbing thing to a man is a woman who does not follow the principle”

The worldwide impact of Rosalia’s music is well known, but there is another young Spanish woman who has been touring Europe, Asia and America for the last 4 years in an unprecedented phenomenon: her name is Bad Gyal and she has just established herself in the USA. USA as one of the greats of international dancehall. The Barcelonan went from working in a bakery in Vilaser de Mar to giving concerts in Japan, Germany and the United States, where he performed this week as one of the main attractions of the first edition of the Primavera Sound Festival in Los Angeles. United States

Due to her versatility to adapt to popular rhythms such as ‘dancehall’, reggaeton, ‘dambo’ or ‘trap’ and at the age of only 25, the artist real name Alba Ferrello i Sole, came to the appointment after recording with the famous. Producers like Scott Storch, with five platinum discs, one gold disc and ten million monthly listeners add to the production of platforms like YouTube or Spotify.

“My audience around the world is the same: young people who love music to have fun and dance,” Bad Gyal clarified in an interview with Efe in Los Angeles.

The reality is that for some time now it has become a factory of musical hits that are often repeated in clubs, especially in Spain and Latin America, to the delight of fans, who are very attentive to the songs. Sexual freedom.

A part of the new generation of young people now dances on the TikTok social network to songs like “Flow 2000”, “Su Peita (Gramos)”, “Fibre” or “Nueva York (Tot*)” with enough self-respect to ‘what will they say’. Or feel ashamed of their body because of social conventions. Something that is, in large part, thanks to his music.

@akabadgyal #learningchallenge ♬ Original Voice – Bad Gyal

“I am a woman who expresses herself openly and without fear of being judged, but it used to be a rebellious discourse of others that now there are less prejudices when talking about certain issues,” explained the artist who sang. Spanish, Catalan and English in recent years.

Although there are still many taboo subjects for women, even in genres aimed at a younger audience, Bad Gyal bets on a groundbreaking message in his works. Girls who don’t hesitate to use drugs or talk about relationships and sexual preferences in very frank tones when they go out to parties. “The most uncomfortable thing for a man is a woman who doesn’t follow the established principle,” Bed Gyal said, adding that her position, as a “thin, white, blonde girl” is “privileged” to deal with these issues.

Their push coincides with figures like the Dominican Toquischa or the Puerto Rican Vilano Antillano, who are also shaking up the urban music scene in Spanish by including references to the LGTBIQ+ community and normalizing diversity among youth. “Two lesbian women who follow the idealized beauty prototype are still more acceptable than two ‘queer’ people, black and Dominican,” she remarked.

“They are much braver than me, I assure you,” emphasized the singer, who will soon perform in Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

After the sign hangs ‘sold out’ In his concerts in New York and Los Angeles, Bad Gyal is going to close the summer season with a new single, still untitled, which will accompany his hits “La Prendo” and “Sexy”.

Meanwhile, Bad Gyal vowed to keep young people around the world dancing to outrageous songs, “for women who dare to do what they want, even if they are judged for it.”

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