To kick off her set, the Spanish singer delivered a playful performance of her dancehall-tinged track “Chicken Teriyaki,” the third single from her third studio album Motomami.
Later she returned to the stage in a down comforter for a theatrical rendition of “La Fama,” her single featuring The Weeknd.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rosalía revealed that her forthcoming LP is “the most personal and confessional album that I’ve made so far.” She also revealed that feminism is a central theme of the record.
“In my head, Motomami makes sense as a concept, as a feminine figure building herself,” she added. “So, that’s how it goes: It’s almost like a self-portrait, when an artist makes a self-portrait in the context of the modern world.”
This week, both Rosalía and host Zoë Kravitz made their SNL debuts. Motomami is due March 18.