Becky G’s Mala Santa: Not Saints, Not Whores, Just Women
With deep ties to music and the arts, Lo Boutillete is constantly inspired by her Latin Americana roots and the spontaneity of New York City. When she isn’t planning and perfecting her productions you’ll find her tending to her rose garden with her dog Bella.
Becky G is challenging double standards for women in music with her new visual album Mala Santa. The album premiered earlier this month with its accompanying title track and music video. The video features Becky G solo on a soundstage getting down with her newest reggaeton hit. She takes a bold stance by not featuring any performers other than herself while highlighting the duality between a devilish and saintly persona.
Female performers directly face how their presentation affects their music careers and popularity. The music industry tends to separate a women’s sexuality from the context of the feminine experience. Instead, opting to view women as a whore or a saint when in reality we are neither, we are just women. That attitude pervades everyday life for all female-identifying people. Becky G paints this image for us perfectly in her video. I’m excited to see where her creativity and message lead her in the next video release for Mala Santa. Listen to the full album below.