Album Review: Mala Santa by Becky G

This past Friday, Latin pop artist Becky G released her debut studio album Mala Santa. After giving it a thorough listen, I have accumulated a review of her fresh new bops!

My first impression of the album was, overall, a good one -- I liked it. Instantly, I felt a coalition between Latin music and Rhythm and Blues on the track. The first song on the album, “MALA SANTA,” opens up with a nice introduction to the rest of the record.

A more in-depth listen revealed that the bulk of the album consists of a mix of tracks with a fast tempo and a few slower, more relaxed songs. 

“NI DE TI NI DE NADIE,” “Sin Pijama,” and “Mayores” are just a few of the faster tempo songs that I love in particular -- they have a very upbeat vibe to them!

The slower songs, such as “PELEAS” and “SUBIENDO,” are a really good listen too. Now, when I say “slower,” keep in mind that these are not ballads. Becky’s style is definitely more R&B infused, and that is seen all throughout her discography. 

That being said, these songs are definitely the more chill ones on the album. 

As with any album, the more I listen, the more my favorite songs change. The songs that stuck out to me right off the bat were “DOLLAR” and “EN MI CONTRA.” Currently, I love these two, but my tastes will definitely be evolving as the weeks go on! 

I really love branching out and trying new music. As a non-native Spanish speaker, I used to be intimidated by listening to non-English music. However, the more I try out new Latin artists, the more I have discovered just how truly great they are.

With the release of this album, I’m super excited to see what comes next from Becky. For now, I know I’ll keep jamming out to the songs from Mala Santa

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