WATCH: What Is ROSALÍA Talking About in Her Outstanding New Song “SAOKO?”

WATCH: What Is ROSALÍA Talking About in Her Outstanding New Song “SAOKO?”

Sex sirens, Kim Kardashian, drag queen makeup, and more from our translators (plus my six university credits in remedial Spanish).
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ROSALÍA is on a tear. The visionary Spanish pop star has shared her new single “SAOKO” from Motomami due out March 18, the long awaited followup to 2018’s El mal querer.  

It’s fantastic and the video is even better.. Watch it below.

"SAOKO" is a direct homage to classic reggaeton music sharing a name with Daddy Yankee and Wisin’s 2004 song.

Three weeks ago, she unveiled two awesome new songs in the pipeline on TikTok: “Candy” and “Hentai” and it was announced in December she would be taking over a GTA radio station with Arca.

The lyrics feature ROSALÍA comparing her transformative abilities to rain,a drag queen’s makeup, and a sex siren and referencing Kim Kardashian with blonde hair, LEGO, Christmas, and designing high fashion. Here’s a direct English translation of the song if you were wondering what she was rapping about:


[Verso 1]

Cuando pone' perla' en el collar de Vivienne e' diferente, ya no son perla', uh, no (Uh, no)

Cuando los cubito' de hielo, ya no es agua, ahora es hielo, se congela, uh, no (Uh, no)

Cuando es de noche en el cielo y se vuelve de día, ya to' eso cambió

Cuando el caballo entra a Troya, tú te confía' y ardió (Uh, no)

Uh, no (Eh)


[Verse 1]

When you got pearls on a Vivienne (Westwood) Collar, It’s different, they’re no longer just pearls

When ice cubes are no longer water, they are ice, they begin to freeze oh no

When it is night in the sky, and back into day, everything is changed

When the horse enters Troy, you trust and get burned oh no

 

[Coro]

Yo soy muy mía, yo me transformo

Una mariposa, yo me transformo

Makeup de drag queen, yo me transformo

Lluvia de estrеlla', yo me transformo

Pasá' de vuelta', yo mе transformo

Como Sex Siren, yo me transformo

Me contradigo, yo me transformo

Soy to'a' la' cosa', yo me transformo


[Chorus]

I am very much me I transform

A butterfly I transform myself

Makeup of drag queens I transform

Shower of stars I transform

Passing in circles I transform

Like a sex siren I transform

I contradict myself I transform


[Verso 2]

Frank me dice que abra el mundo como una nue'

Si me muero, que me muera por la boca (Yeah) como muere el pe'

Sé quién soy, a dónde voy, nunca se me olvida (Uh, uh, uh)

Yo manejo, Dio' me guía

El logo de LEGO (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Kim K cuando está blonde (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Un tee white con tie-dye (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

La calle en Navidad (Pu), bebé

Como un pavo real (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

La cerilla al quemar (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Tu cara, tu mirá' (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Si te vuelvo a besar (Pu), bebé


[Verse 2]

Frank tells me to open the world like a new

If I die, let me die through the mouth (Yeah) as the pe' dies

I know who I am, where I'm going, I never forget (Uh, uh, uh)

I drive, God guides me

The LEGO logo (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

Kim K when she's blonde (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

A white tie-dye tee (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

The street at Christmas (Pu), baby

Like a peacock (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

The match when its burning (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

Your face, you look (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

If I kiss you again (Pu), baby


[Puente]

Si ere' la pámpara, nada te pue' parar (Uh)

Si ere' la pámpara, nada te pue' parar, y ya

Fuck el estilo

Fuck el estilo

Fuck el stylist

Fuck el estilo

Tela y tijera, y ya

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quit that)


[Bridge]

If you are the lamp, nothing can stop you (Uh)

If you are the lamp, nothing can stop you, and that's it

fuck the style

fuck the style

fuck the stylist

fuck the style

Fabric and scissors, and now

Take it and cut it, and now (Cut, cut that, quit that)

 

[Outro]

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be; bebé)


[Outro]

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be)

Take it and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be)

Pick it up and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be; baby)


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ROSALÍA is on a tear. The visionary Spanish pop star has shared her new single “SAOKO” from Motomami due out March 18, the long awaited followup to 2018’s El mal querer.  

It’s fantastic and the video is even better.. Watch it below.

"SAOKO" is a direct homage to classic reggaeton music sharing a name with Daddy Yankee and Wisin’s 2004 song.

Three weeks ago, she unveiled two awesome new songs in the pipeline on TikTok: “Candy” and “Hentai” and it was announced in December she would be taking over a GTA radio station with Arca.

The lyrics feature ROSALÍA comparing her transformative abilities to rain,a drag queen’s makeup, and a sex siren and referencing Kim Kardashian with blonde hair, LEGO, Christmas, and designing high fashion. Here’s a direct English translation of the song if you were wondering what she was rapping about:


[Verso 1]

Cuando pone' perla' en el collar de Vivienne e' diferente, ya no son perla', uh, no (Uh, no)

Cuando los cubito' de hielo, ya no es agua, ahora es hielo, se congela, uh, no (Uh, no)

Cuando es de noche en el cielo y se vuelve de día, ya to' eso cambió

Cuando el caballo entra a Troya, tú te confía' y ardió (Uh, no)

Uh, no (Eh)


[Verse 1]

When you got pearls on a Vivienne (Westwood) Collar, It’s different, they’re no longer just pearls

When ice cubes are no longer water, they are ice, they begin to freeze oh no

When it is night in the sky, and back into day, everything is changed

When the horse enters Troy, you trust and get burned oh no

 

[Coro]

Yo soy muy mía, yo me transformo

Una mariposa, yo me transformo

Makeup de drag queen, yo me transformo

Lluvia de estrеlla', yo me transformo

Pasá' de vuelta', yo mе transformo

Como Sex Siren, yo me transformo

Me contradigo, yo me transformo

Soy to'a' la' cosa', yo me transformo


[Chorus]

I am very much me I transform

A butterfly I transform myself

Makeup of drag queens I transform

Shower of stars I transform

Passing in circles I transform

Like a sex siren I transform

I contradict myself I transform


[Verso 2]

Frank me dice que abra el mundo como una nue'

Si me muero, que me muera por la boca (Yeah) como muere el pe'

Sé quién soy, a dónde voy, nunca se me olvida (Uh, uh, uh)

Yo manejo, Dio' me guía

El logo de LEGO (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Kim K cuando está blonde (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Un tee white con tie-dye (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

La calle en Navidad (Pu), bebé

Como un pavo real (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

La cerilla al quemar (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Tu cara, tu mirá' (Pu), bebé (Pu-pu, pu)

Si te vuelvo a besar (Pu), bebé


[Verse 2]

Frank tells me to open the world like a new

If I die, let me die through the mouth (Yeah) as the pe' dies

I know who I am, where I'm going, I never forget (Uh, uh, uh)

I drive, God guides me

The LEGO logo (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

Kim K when she's blonde (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

A white tie-dye tee (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

The street at Christmas (Pu), baby

Like a peacock (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

The match when its burning (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

Your face, you look (Pu), baby (Pu-pu, pu)

If I kiss you again (Pu), baby


[Puente]

Si ere' la pámpara, nada te pue' parar (Uh)

Si ere' la pámpara, nada te pue' parar, y ya

Fuck el estilo

Fuck el estilo

Fuck el stylist

Fuck el estilo

Tela y tijera, y ya

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quit that)


[Bridge]

If you are the lamp, nothing can stop you (Uh)

If you are the lamp, nothing can stop you, and that's it

fuck the style

fuck the style

fuck the stylist

fuck the style

Fabric and scissors, and now

Take it and cut it, and now (Cut, cut that, quit that)

 

[Outro]

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala, y ya (Cut, cut that, quita)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be)

Cógela y córtala (Be-be-be-be-be; bebé)


[Outro]

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it, and already (Cut, cut that, remove)

Take it and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be)

Take it and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be)

Pick it up and cut it (Be-be-be-be-be; baby)


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