C Tangana, the Spanish rapper and songwriter from Madrid, just released his seventh album El Madrileño.
El Madrileño Comes From C Tangana’s Nickname
The album’s name comes from one of the singer’s nicknames, for his sense of belonging to his city, Madrid. The beginning of the project occurred in the promotion of their first single ‘Demasiadas Mujeres,’ released in October 2020. He then continued presenting other singles, all together with their respective video clips; ‘Tú Me Dejaste de Querer,’ ‘Comerte Entera’ ‘Nominao’ and ‘Hong Kong’; these two being the most recent prior to the album’s release.
The album’s tracklist was released through a post on the singer’s Instagram on January 26; a month before the announced date for its release. The next day, its cover was released. “Thanks to @ vmartinez.v and @alizzz for helping me put together these songs. I hope they will truly make you fall in love. On February 26 and from there forever, El Madrileño. I didn’t want to cry but look how I look 💘.” C Tangana posted on Instagram.
In contrast to previous albums, especially his latest ones Ídolo and Avida Dollars, El Madrileño shows a greater immersion of the singer; in the sounds of a profile associated with the traditional music of Ibero-American countries. Without completely abandoning his relationship with the urban genre that gave him birth, C. Tangana sees a musical evolution oriented to Latin and Iberian folklore throughout the development of his alter ego, which gives the album its name.
The Pandemic Brought this Album to Life
The album includes collaborations with several artists throughout its fourteen songs, among which stand out Toquinho, an iconic artist of Brazilian music; La Húngara, a representative singer of flamenco, and Andrés Calamaro, a prominent character in rock history. Argentinian. At the same time, it includes the song ‘Nunca Estoy’ which is also part of his previous project Bien 🙁, an extended play that is part of the musical lineage of his seventh album.
On its first day out, El Madrileño broke the record for the best historical premiere of a Spanish album on Spotify, accumulating an impressive figure of more than 5 million streams. All of the songs in the album managed to enter the Top 50 list in Spain on the same day, with ‘Párteme la Cara’ being the one that achieved the highest position at the number 2.
In an interview with El Pais, C Tangana revealed how he started working on El Madrileño. “If it were not for the pandemic, I would have started working on El Madrileño at the end of 2021. I had a recorded album of urban music, a lot of rap, and trap. The pandemic started and I started to work, and it seemed to me that the other album was not accurate for the times we were facing. This one is.”