Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Reyna Tropical - "Conocerla"

Photo by Devyn Galindo

Reyna Tropical doesn't sound quite like any artist we've covered before. Her latest single, "Conocerla," combines Congolese, Peruvian, and Columbian rhythms, but it doesn't sound like what is typically considered "World music." It's more of an alt-pop track flavored with the rhythms. Tropical has crafted this quiet and compelling track that is going to inspire you to move despite how chill and laid back it is. "Conocerla" will burrow itself into your subconscious, and you'll be better for it and thank Tropical for this level of earworm. It's the sort of song that is completely mainstream but also sounds like nothing else in the mainstream. This is the kind of pop music that no one will be able to stop listening to.

Reyna Tropical says that her latest single is  “... a song dedicated to the multiplicity and multi-faceted experiences that I carry and act from as a queer, norteña woman—rebuking the lifelong narrative of being told ‘que no soy ni de aquí ni de allá.’ It's a slow, consistent movement that dances towards belonging in the in between, a place of sensuality, acceptance, and creation.”

You can listen to "Conocerla" below. Malegra is due out March 29 on Psychic Hotline, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Reyna Tropical, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

Wed. March 13 - Austin, TX @ KUTX Morning Show BroadcastThu. March 14 - Austin, TX - TBA Showcase @ Hotel VegasFri. March 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW Public Radio Day Stage @ Convention CenterThu. April 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever CemeterySat. April 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Public RecordsWed. May 1 - Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Lake Amphitheater *Thu. May 2 - Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *Fri. May 3 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *Mon. May 6 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *Tur. May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman *Thu. May 9 - Des Moines, IA @ Val Air BAllroom *Fri. May 10 - Indianapolis, IA @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *Sat. May 11 - Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed *Tue. May 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside Theater *Wed. May 15 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee *Fri. May 17 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *Sat. May 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *Mon. May 20 - Fargo, ND @ Fargo Brewing Company Outdoors *Wed. May 22 - Bozeman, MT @ The ELM *Thu. May 23 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory *Fri. May 24 - Carnation, WA @ Remlinger Farms * * = w/ Portugal. The Man

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