Preparing for a string of high-profile performances in the United States, Latin music superstar Rosalía links up with J Balvin for a new single titled “Con Altura.” Notably, the song comes to us alongside its official music video, which was put together by the legendary Director X. “Con Altura” is also Rosalía’s first major release since the debut of her acclaimed EL MAL QUERER album.
“‘Con Altura’ is an homage to the more classic and original reggaeton: reggaeton playero. When I was younger I loved listening to reggaeton and it could have been natural for me to make a song like this before, but I don’t like to force anything. As a musician I let myself be guided by my intuition in every moment,” Rosalía shares via an official press statement. “It wasn’t until a few months ago in a studio in Miami where I started writing in this direction: I proposed to my cowriters that we work with a Dominican sample I found, then Frank Dukes added his own sample, and El Guincho added percussion, and the record was born, a Barcelonan-American- Latin pop vibe. Once the beat was built, I wrote the hook in less than five minutes, and when that happens it’s for a reason. I am very proud of this song and believe in it so much, because there is inspiration in a genre like reggaeton, but in a subjective and personal level, from a place of power and strength. I didn’t hesitate to show the song to my friend Jose (J Balvin) and he loved the track and sent over such a fresh and raw verse. I think all the pieces of this puzzle came together and are there for a purpose. I really hope that everyone who listens to it receives it with the same love with which it was made.”
You can check out Rosalía and J Balvin’s new video for “Con Altura” above.