Barcelona-based, Argentine-born, 2x Latin Grammy nominee Nathy Peluso releases her long-awaited debut album 'Calambre' showing off her stylistic versatility, including sharp hip hop, sleek retro R&B, even a modern take on old-school salsa.
The empowering artist, singer
, with 850k followers on Instagram
thrives on creating characters, making up accents and switching between styles, genres and languages.
"I don't want to please. I want to provoke," Nathy explains.
Brimming with fierce energy Nathy Peluso furthers her reputation as a fearless artist on her new rap single "Sana Sana" produced by Illmind (Beyonce, J Cole) and Ángel López (Chance The Rapper, Sam Smith). In her lyrics she expresses passionate and violent wordplay on the state of the economy while sporting strong fashion from Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier in her Nicotine directed video new COLORS performance session filmed in Berlin.
Nathy's nostalgic R&B jam steamed over 7 Million times "Buenos Aires" landed two Latin Grammys nominations, including "Best Alternative Artist". The rhythms and sounds in her music also scored her a nomination for "Best New Artist" buoyed by her 9 Million times streamed track "Business Woman" which is accompanied by Bradley & Pablo (Charli XCX, Frank Ocean, Rosalia) directed video.
Nathy's knack for improvisation and physical theatricality, an integral part of her explosive live shows, which was slated to be seen at Coachella this year, can be equally traced to her youth. Nathy Peluso was born in the working class neighborhood of Saavedra in Buenos Aires. When she was 10 years old, her family moved to Spain in search for better economic opportunities. She grew up listening to Gloria Estefan and Caetano Veloso, Argentine rock such as Pappo's Blues and folk like Atahualpa Yupanqui, while attending dance classes and singing in chorus.
As a teen with a smartphone in hand, she was enthralled by hip hop's attitude and irreverence, discovering Notorious BIG, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Timbaland even though she couldn't understand the lyrics. In the 90s to early to mid-2000s, her influences expanded to Missy Elliott, Christina Aguilera, and Beyoncé who are vividly represented in her debut album "Calambre" (which means both "electric shock" and "cramp" in Spanish), co-produced by Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY-winning producer Rafael Arcaute (Luis Alberto Spinetta, Calle 13).
Case in point: Tracks such as "Delito" and "Trio" have strong, turn-of-the-century R&B, hip hop and pop vibes and were produced in Los Angeles in collaboration with producers Federico Vindver (Kanye West, Missy Elliott) and Angel López (Chance The Rapper, Sam Smith).
Nathy breaks conventions throughout the album, channeling different moods and even personalities within single tracks that tackle topics such as love, infatuation and lust. The empowering bright pop number "Sugga", has wind and horn sections arranged and performed by legendary Prince collaborator Michael B. Nelson. "Amor Salvaje" starts as a 90s R&B and then switches to a club-ready reggaeton, while album closer "Agarrate" begins as a tango bolero and then turns into a violent hip hop affront. Then there's her obsession with Ray Barretto, Willie Colón and salsa gorda, which is captured in "Puro Veneno", recorded with a full salsa band in Puerto Rico during the pandemic with
Nathy recording vocals in Spain.
Visceral and vulnerable, sexy yet nonconforming, onstage and online, Nathy's passion and unique sensibilities are charming fans all over the world.
"My career is entertainment, not just music,"
says Nathy of the fearlessness that drives the overarching concept for the album, including the Grace Jones
-inspired album cover. "I'm the one who takes the plug and causes the shock - of passion, happiness, whatever it is, I want to stir people's guts without them being able to contain themselves".