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Rosalía Takes Down Extreme Wealth and Capitalism in “Fucking Money Man”

If you haven’t heard of Rosalía, now would be a good time to hop on board the Rosalía train. The flamenco-pop singer has released two tracks, collectively called “Fucking Money Man.” “Milionària” and “Dio$ No$ Libre del Dinero” are bold statements to say the least, but then again, Rosalía isn’t the type to play it safe. In “Millionària,” we hear Rosalía sing for the first time in Catalan — the language of Barcelona.

“Només vull veure bitllets de cent,” (“I want to see hundred dollar bills”) she sings between cries of “Fucking Money Man.” In the accompanying visual we see the singer as a contestant on a “The Price Is Right”-type game show. Trying to rake in as much money as possible, she steps in a glass box full of flying cash and narrowly avoids creepy critters in a box. The video quickly transitions into a melancholic state as she begins singing in a ring of fire. “Dio$ No$ Libre Del Dinero,” which translates into “God Free Us From the Money,” is a take-down of extreme wealth and capitalism. “We’re going to burn them / Mountains of fire / Bills crying” she laments in Spanish.

To promote the video, she took out a full-page ad in the Spanish-language newspaper El País:

The Spanish star has had a jam-packed year since she released her highly acclaimed sophomore album El Mal Querer last fall. In March she teamed up with J Balvin on the hit single “Con Altura.” In less than four months, the music video has racked up almost 500 million views. She released another single — “Aute Cuture” — in May.

Rosalía is currently on the roster, performing a handful of festivals this year from Glastonbury to Lollapalooza. With Spanish-language music becoming increasingly global, the star’s modern interpretations of flamenco music are certainly a boon. The Barcelona-pop futurist shows no signs of stopping anytime soon and we can’t wait to see what she does next.

Featured Image: Columbia Records

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