Bad Gyal

CANADA / ES

More fire

It’s hard to believe that only a couple of years ago Alba Farelo was working in a neighbourhood bakery, given how thoroughly she’s revolutionised the scene in the short time since hanging up her apron and picking up the microphone. The international face of ‘digital dancehall’, the singer and rapper has opened up new territory for a Spanish artist, becoming the darling of the underground across Europe and beyond. And the future is only looking brighter: Since her groundbreaking performance at Sónar 2017, her song ‘Jacaranda’ was named track of the year by Fact Magazine, she’s been to Jamaica with Red Bull Music, and has been played repeatedly on NTS Radio. With head turning style and a ‘no barriers’ attitude to match, it’s clear that the ‘pussy q mana’ is here to stay.

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