Since dropping her contentious debut track ‘Jesus Made Me Bad‘ global-pop maven Lao Ra has been on an absolute winning streak. Following singles ‘Bang Boom’, ‘Drum Machine’ and the Konshens featuring ‘Body Bounce’, Lao Ra is back with ‘Me Gusta’ featuring South Londoner Afro B.
Lao Ra says the track is, “about a woman who’s in control of her sexuality, looking for a situation where she doesn’t need to ask any questions, but can invite a guy to relax, drink some tequila and enjoy the moment while it lasts. I think it is important for women to own their desires and not be afraid of going after what they want.” Amen.
Just like all her music, the ‘Me Gusta’ sound is a fusion of sonic flavours that include elements of afrobeat, reggaeton and dancehall all filtered through her upbringing in the Colombian capital of Bogotá. Now relocated to East London we asked Lao Ra to complete this very important questionnaire…
Who are you?
What do you do?
I would do anything for love (but I won’t do that). What is ‘that’ for you?
I wouldn’t change my accent.
When was the last time you cried?
What’s your go-to karaoke song?
‘Like A Prayer’ Madonna.
What’s wrong with music these days?
Has anyone ever blocked you on Twitter?
Is pottery dead?
What’s pottery? No speak English!
‘Careless Whisper’ or ‘Freedom ’90’?
‘Freedom’ I don’t know the other one – I’m Colombian.
‘When Doves Cry’ or ‘Kiss’?
‘Life on Mars’ or ‘Magic Dance’?
‘Life on Mars’.
‘Wannabe’ or ‘Say You’ll be There’?
Do you own a fidget spinner?
No but I really want one.