Rosalia Gets Real About Her Musical Inspirations in 'Con Altura' Lyric Translation

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Rosalia and J Balvin featuring El Guincho, "Con Altura"

In late March, Spanish singer Rosalia surprised fans with a new single called “Con Altura” in collaboration with J Balvin and El Guincho.

The song is an infectious tribute to old-school reggaeton, fused with modern flamenco and Middle Eastern sounds. Adding her own flavor, Rosalia demonstrates her admiration and respect for the genre.

The track "is an homage to the more classic and original reggaeton: reggaeton playero,” as Rosalia says in a press release. “When I was younger I loved listening to reggaeton and it could have been natural for me to make a song like this before, but I don’t like to force anything.”

Check out the “Con Altura” English lyrics translation below.

[Intro: Rosalia & El Guincho]

This is going to start with height

I sing dembow with depth

They say I’m a star, a figure

I learned about flavors from Hector

You have never seen such a pure jewel

 

[Chorus: El Guincho & Rosalia]

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

 

[Verse 1: Rosalia]

I put roses on the Panamera

I put handclaps on the guantanamera

I take Camarón in the glove compartment (De la Isla)

I do it for my people and I do it my way

 

[Pre-Chorus: Rosalia]

Blue flowers and carats

And if it's a lie, then kill me

Blue flowers and carats

And if it's a lie, then kill me

(Up high)

(Up high)

 

[Chorus: El Guincho & Rosalia]

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

 

[Verse 2: J Balvin]

Here in up high the winds are strong

Put on your belt and take a seat

I saw your girlfriend inside (Yes)

Money never wastes time (No, no)

Against the wall (You know it)

And I had to buy her a drink because you had her with thirst

It looks so good from here

I'm not Sky but I broke the bass again

 

[Pre-Chorus: ROSALÍA & J Balvin]

(Look)

Blue flowers and carats

And if it's a lie, then kill me

Blue flowers and carats

And if it's a lie, then kill me

(Up high)

(Up high)

 

[Chorus: ROSALÍA & J Balvin]

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

This one is so it sticks, I go hard

(Up high)

Too many nights of mischief

(Up high)

I live fast and I don’t have a cure

(Up high)

I'll go to my grave young

(Up high)

 

[Outro: ROSALÍA, J Balvin & El Guincho]

J Balvin

The Rosalia

What I do is hard

What I do is hard