"The flamboyant young singer twists and bends languages, fashion trends, and musical styles to her will." – Pitchfork
"Dark, soul-baring reggaeton" – The FADER
"Her explosive confidence demands attention" - Crack
Following an impeccable run of singles including "Nicest Cocky" and the Dubbel Dutch-produced "Jacaranda" (FACT Mag’s track of the year 2017), as well as a huge run of sold out shows across the US and Europe, multi-lingual club provocateur Bad Gyal has returned with the first track from her forthcoming sophomore mixtape, "Blink."
Listen to “Blink” on SoundCloud:
Listen to “Blink” on Spotify:
"Blink" Spotify Embed Code:
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A high-energy splicing of dancehall and dembow, “Blink” marks the first time Bad Gyal has collaborated with recent Mixpak signee and UK latin club specialist Florentino. Maximizing the producer's hard-edged style, BadGyal rides the instrumental’s full-bodied percussion with highly infectious vocal lines that help the track ripple with polyrhythms. Gliding between ominous, slow-burning bass and intense kick drums – the track merges the forward-thinking melancholy of Bad Gyal with the more immediate, club ready sound that she has also become synonymous with.
The first taste of her forthcoming second mixtape due for release February 23rd, "Blink" marks a huge advance in the duality of Bad Gyal’s sound, taking her progressive approach to party music and carving it further into her own lane. The rest of her forthcoming project embodies this hybrid of sounds too, recruiting the production talents of Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, D33J, the aforementioned Florentino, Paul Marmota, Fake Guido and more to create something emotionally visceral, rhythmically impactful and most of all, completely unique.
Bad Gyal will also embark on a US tour next month with stops in Austin, NYC, LA, DC, Atlanta and more. Full details below. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
3/1 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
3/2 - Atlanta – Aisle 5
3/3 – NYC – Elsewhere
3/7 – Seattle – Barbosa
3/8 – Vancouver – Fortune Sound Club
3/9 – San Francisco – Elbo Room
3/10 – Los Angeles – Paradise Boom
3/13-14 – Austin - SXSW
About Bad Gyal:
Bad Gyal is a 20 year old vocalist from Barcelona who has rapidly climbed to the summit of progressive club music, thanks to her forward thinking spin on dancehall and reggaeton - singing trilingually in Spanish, Catalan and English.
She rose to prominence through her viral cover of Rihanna's "Work", "Pai", which she followed up with a full-length mixtape, "Slow Wine" in 2016. Spawning the breakout hit "Fiebre", Bad Gyal then toured the world off the back of the mixtape including a triumphant homecoming show at last year's Sonar festival. Bad Gyal now plans to capitalise on the huge success of 2017 singles "Jacaranda" (Prod. by Dubbel Dutch) and "Nicest Cocky" (Prod. by Paul Marmota) with a new body of work coming 23rd February 2018 that features production from the likes of Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, Florentino, D33J and more.