Let soul singer Nathy Peluso cast her spell on you
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Watch Argentina's Madrid-based singer blend neo-soul sophistication with electronica, old school hip-hop and torch-singer jazz in a bewitching live performance.
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Theatrical, flirtatious, maybe even a little histrionic: Nathy Peluso is proud to claim adjectives that other contemporary pop stars try to avoid. Born in Buenos Aires and now based in Madrid, this young twenty-something trained in dance and physical theatre before going into music. While her music keeps you guessing with its mix of hip-hop and soul with salsa, jazz and bossanova, her lyrics play around with multiple characters. She’s also big on visual imagery, with a dramatic, femme fatale aesthetic that has sustained a big following on Instagram and YouTube.
In the player above, you can watch the Spanish-Argentinian perform Hot Butter, a track from her recent La Sandunguera EP. Produced with Peter Party of Barcelona-band Big Menu, the record pits minimal production against her Sixties-inflected singing voice, with hints of Amy Winehouse, and her arrestingly arrhythmic flow.