‘La Joia’, Bad Gyal’s debut album

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A journey through reggaeton, dancehall, afrobeat and house.

After 10 years dedicating herself to music, the Spanish singer, songwriter and actress releases her debut album, The Joy. Although Bad Gyal public Slow Wine Mixtape in 2016, this is her first album that she feels has “a solid concept and sound” and that “represents her in all her facets.” This project focuses on an artistic universe based on the sensations transmitted by a jewel, which in its essence is Bad Gyal.

Alba Farelo, has brought together some of the best producers of the international urban genre in The Joy, resulting in a journey through reggaeton, dancehall, afrobeat and house through 15 tracks opening different sound spaces, but that complement each other perfectly. It has a list of great international collaborations such as Young Miko, Tokischa, Anitta, Myke Towers, Quevedo, Morad, Ñengo Flow and Tommy Lee Sparta.

The Joy is released together with the video clip of “Lost This Ass”, directed by Felix Bollain and produced by ROME. Bad Gyal, together with Martino Rivas, star in the reunion of a couple after their breakup; The song is an approach to self-love sung from spite.

This is without a doubt one of my favorite topics of The Joy. The beat has the essence of dancehall, the genre that has inspired me the most.”

The Joy, On a visual level, it aims to transfer the codes of urban aesthetics to a more contemporary plane, referring to the R&B of the 90s-2000s, which until now is the essence that the singer has been reflecting. The photographer Sheila Janet Pinas and the stylist Alba Melendo next to Bad Gyalare the creators of the visual art of the album and the perfect collaborators to work on the famous “Flow 2000” in a higher key.

It is expected that Bad Gyal arrive this year in cities in Europe, Latin America and the United States for its tour LA JOIA · 24 KARATS TOUR.


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