It’s one of those rare occasions Last Day Deaf hosting an exclusive video premiere of what could be called mainstream pop. What if we have to do with a female empowering, electro pop banger that is more catchy and danceable than mainstream? Swedish Tiki & The Hotstuff‘s 3rd single ‘La Morena‘ is a hideously catchy, dark (yes it is!) electro pop banger with latin distinctive and oriental influences, sung in Spanish, whose lyrics ‘explore the emancipation of the Morena. Countless are the women that have been asked to smile on demand, or been questioned for not being the always forthcoming and humble servant to the male gaze‘.
The video , filmed by Petter Alke, is an idea, choreography and edited by Tiki & The Hotstuff, and it will make you ‘dance with tears on your eyes‘. Pop track of 2021? Very much possibly; This one has it all!
Tiki & The Hotstuff’s third single is called La Morena.
Morena is a brunette. It’s also something women hear when cat called. It is also a woman of darker complexion, looked upon as an exotic beauty, or in some parts of the world as a lesser being left to whitening lotions and white powders to strip the colour out.
This dark electropop with latin and oriental influences explores the emancipation of the Morena. Countless are the women that have been asked to smile on demand, or been questioned for not being the always forthcoming and humble servant to the male gaze. In these catchy rap lyrics in Spanish, Tiki promises to smile for you, but she will make you cry for it. You might as well dance while crying.