Arooj Aftab Covers Rosalía’s ‘Di Mi Nombre’

    Arooj Aftab has shared a cover of Rosalía’s ‘Di Mi Nombre (Cap.8: Éxtasis)’ for the Spotify Singles series, which is currently celebrating the Best New Artist category at the 2022 Grammys. The Grammy nominee also performed a new rendition of her own ‘Baghon Main’ for the installment. Take a listen below.

    “I’ve always felt a very strong kinship to flamenco music, and recently having visited the south of Spain, even more undeniably so,” Aftab said in a statement. “It’s always been in my periphery to make something with that energy. The driving rawness of the palmas, the haunted vocals. Very much my vibe. The opportunity to cover a previous Best New Artist pointed me directly to Rosalía. And while it was a very ambitious choice, I had a great time versioning this song!”

    Arooj Aftab is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Global Music Performance (for ‘Mohabbat’) at the 64th Grammy Awards. In the past few days, Spotify has collaborated with Best New Artist nominees Arlo Parks, FINNEAS, Japanese Breakfast, and Jimmie Allen on exclusive recordings.

    Earlier this year, Aftab shared the previously unreleased track ‘Udhero Na’ from the deluxe edition of her 2021 album Vulture Prince, which is out June 24. Read our Artist Spotlight interview with Arooj Aftab.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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