Madrid (EFE).- On the verge of completing what has been her most triumphant year internationally, Rosalía has released a new song tonight that seems called to certify her status as a global artist with a title and part of her lyrics in English, « LLYLM” (“Lie like you love me”).
The song has been officially released a few hours after its full leak on social networks. A few hours before, the artist herself had shared with the public a fragment of just over half a minute.
«And it is that today is carnival, I am from here and you are from there, I will say it in English and you will understand me», sings the artist between palms in the fragment that precedes the chorus in Shakespeare’s language: «I don’t need honesty / Baby, lie like you love me, lie like you love me / Cover me in a dream. I’ll be yours, our fantasy / Who needs the honesty / Baby, lie like you love me, lie like you love me / Maybe the happy end becomes real enough for me».
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It is not the first time that Rosalía has composed in English, but it is the first time that she has published something in this language solo, since she was co-author and co-performer of “Barefoot In The Park”, a 2019 song in which she sang with the musician British James Blake, and also from the new version he recorded of “Blinding Lights” with The Weeknd in 2020.
Likewise, on his first album, “Los Angeles” (2017), he included a reinterpretation of “I See a Darkness”, an original by Will Oldham that Johnny Cash also sang in the past.
«LLYLM» («Lie like you love me») comes just ten months after the publication of his acclaimed third studio album, «MOTOMAMI» (2022), which specialized critics placed among the best of the world music crop of 2022 .
Far from accommodating, in his tendency to feed the interest of his followers every so often with news, last July saw the light of his greatest solo hit to date, “Despechá”, of which in December he published a version together with cardi b.
The first news about “LLYLM” (“Lie like you love me”) came through TikTok, where she uploaded a fragment recorded at the beginning of January while she was boating in Japan with her boyfriend, Rauw Alejandro, although it was quickly deleted, to go up another day later, but this time alone.