Girl power! Spanish sensations Aitana and Ana Guerra — who finished third in this year’s Spanish Selection for Eurovision — have just premiered their new version of “Lo Malo” and its hot new music video. And they slay!
And all we can scream is YAAS! Pa mala yo, Aitana War!
Serving proper Latin fire, major sex appeal and female empowerment, Aitana and Ana Guerra are ready to blow the charts with their already huge dancefloor hit!
Watch: Aitana & Ana Guerra – “Lo Malo”
While national final winners Amaia y Alfred have been busy on the Eurovision 2018 promotion circuit, the OT divas have been busy in the studio revamping their national final entry.
Oozing the sass and energy the song requires, Aitana and Ana both deliver a song that is ready to hit the charts again. The new version features a much more contemporary feeling, maintaining its Spanish flavour and adding voices in the style of today’s major reggaetón hits. The song now approaches this Latin genre and delivers a much more mature sound while breaking its Operación Triunfo influence by seeking to reach a bigger audience and hit worldwide. The new version also features a deeper sound and less high-pitched harmonies. And overall a much more urban feeling!
But most importantly, the new version finally adds the “Ana War”, “Aitana” lines in the outro that previously appeared in the live performance but not in the original studio version. That’s proper Aitana War realness!
— Ana Guerra / War (@AnaG_ot2017) April 6, 2018
The new version also comes with the desired music video — and the long wait has been worth it. It’s Spanish epicness!
Their video shows the concept of true girl power united in being more self-worth against bad boys — chicos malos, no, no, no. It starts with Ana Guerra and Aitana each trapped in a room and wearing elaborate costumes. The settings and wardrobe is symbolic and seems to hide their strength and willingness to make themselves of value.
But as the music video transitions, both artists reunite and start strutting and dancing fiercely in a dark limited space, surrounded by many guys. Mixing their sassiness and their wild moves, both stars now show their empowerment and chemistry. Their outfits change drastically to have major sex appeal and power.
The video also shows how Miss Ana War knocks down a chair and Aitana throws a TV into the air. Proper rock-star slayage!
“Lo Malo” success
Numbers don’t lie and “Lo Malo” is rocking the Spanish charts week by week. On the chart of the major Spanish radio station Los 40, the song is currently placed at No.6 and climbing.
But their new version already hit No.1 on iTunes Spain and as well their music video, which is No.1 on iTunes. Interestingly, even the old version climbed at No.2 on iTunes after the new release!
— kween laura (@kitkatslau) April 6, 2018
But there’s more!
“Lo Malo” already received the platinum certification in a surprise event on the late night chat show El Hormiguero — the same one Amaia and Alfred attended in February. As seen by their faces of joy, Ana and Aitana are more than happy to receive such news!
— El Hormiguero (@El_Hormiguero) April 4, 2018
In Spotify, “Lo Malo” keeps being the most streamed OT act so far. Both versions surpass the 16 million streams and the song is currently No.4 at Spain’s Spotify Top 50 playlist. Pablo Hernández DJ even made a remix of their song that places No.3 on Spain’s Top 50 Viral on Spotify!
Future plans for both stars
Despite the fact of “Lo Malo” turning to be one of the biggest success of this year’s OT — if not the biggest — Ana Guerra and Aitana’s music career is just about to start. And both already have some plans in progress!
Ana Guerra has recently collaborated with RTVE’s new series La Fugitiva and will perform the official opening song of the new show. Her first movement is already a huge opportunity, her song will be appearing on prime-time TV all across Spain!
Ana also explained in “El Hormiguero” that her plans involve urban – “Approaching more to the urban, to the Latin [music register].”
Aitana, on the other hand, has some international plans for y’all! And as Los40 states – it’s no longer rumours! Aitana will be flying to Los Angeles to prepare her new Latin hit with at least three producers.
However, for now, she already confirmed that her first single with which she plans to start her solo career is actually “Arde” – the song that finished second in this year’s Spanish selection for Lisbon and close to take the Eurovision ticket. As Aitana explains, “There’s a new version that Pazo Salazar made and it’s incredible. When I listened to it, I got really emotional”. She says that the new version is “Is slightly more epic than the original”.
Aitana also clarifies what direction her futue music will take. “I will be sticking with Pop. My biggest references are Sia and Dua Lipa”
But what do you think about the new version of “Lo Malo”? Are you happy with it? And what about its awaited music video? Tell us in the comment section below!