Rosalía has shared a new single, a guitar-driven ballad titled “Dolerme,” which translates to “hurt me” in English. The Spanish pop star unveiled the song on Tuesday with an accompanying lyric video, depicting her and a pet chihuahua in a blue bedroom.
Lyrically, “Dolerme” describes the aftermath of a failed relationship, where Rosalía imagines her ex-lover’s current flames and muses, “They don’t know what awaits them.” She compares her self-destructive tendencies in the relationship to a car accident — “I accelerate to see if I can crash/I want you to see it and don’t think about stopping me” — and wishes that her ex put as much sacrifice into their love as she did.
In a statement, the singer referenced the ongoing coronavirus pandemic coinciding with the single’s release. “Many of us are in quarantine and many are giving their all outside the house. I’m in quarantine and have lost my sense of time. I decided that I wasn’t going to think about it too much and that instead I was going to put my energy and my heart into doing something for others, in my own way.”
Earlier this week, Rosalía posted a video of herself in the studio on Instagram with the caption “7/3/20,” hinting perhaps at a possible new album or EP in July. Rosalía’s last LP, El Mal Querer, came out in 2018.
Since then, she’s been steadily releasing pop and urbano singles, dropping collaborations with J Balvin, Ozuna, James Blake, Travis Scott and more. Last month, she made her debut on Austin City Limits, closing out the show’s 45th season with a performance of “Malamente” and 15 other songs.