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Manuel Alejandro, the songwriter of the upcoming release, has shared some important clues

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Future anthem alert! Because this week we announced that it would be confirmed that Rosalía is going to collaborate with one of the most legendary stars of Latin music, Alejandro Sanz. Yes, they are going to release a song together, but it doesn’t stop there! To bring together two of the most important divinities of Spanish-speaking music, you need the best master. And they have it! The two stars have commissioned Manuel Alejandro to compose a song for them.

Alejandro, one of the most important composers of Spanish music, has gotten to work, as confirmed by the Spanish media Cadena Ser. At 92 years old, the writer has sat down at the piano to write a song for the two iconic artists who have revolutionized the music industry in the last three decades.


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As the composer commented, they themselves made the request this past Christmas when his godson, Alejandro Sanz, arrived at his house accompanied by Rosalía. But still, there is a question, what theme will the song address?

A Breakup Song?

During the interview with the Spanish radio, Manuel Alejandro delivered a key hint about the theme of the song. A clue that makes us think that the collaboration could talk about the transitional moment that both Alejandro Sanz and Rosalía are experiencing after putting an end to two relationships of several years. Both the Madrid-born artist and the Catalan diva broke up with their partners, Rachel Valdés and Rauw Alejandro, last summer.

«Well, the lyrics perfectly describe the moment that Alejandro Sanz and Rosalía are experiencing,» Manuel says on the Cadena Ser program. In this way, it is not surprising that the two artists have wanted to count on one of the greatest songwriters in our country to put lyrics to their feelings.

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Rosalia and Rauw Alejandro are seen on April 11, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images

And the fact is that, for now, neither of the two has released a song that addresses this theme. In addition, Manuel Alejandro has also explained that the song will be a kind of dialogue between the two artists. «I have put them both to talk to each other in a song,» he continued explaining.

Manuel Alejandro can boast of having written for the biggest artists in Spain: from Rocío Jurado to Julio Iglesias, passing through Raphael, Nino Bravo, Marisol, or Isabel Pantoja. Hits like «Se nos rompió el amor» (yes, the one Rosalía sang with a few indirect references to Rauw at the Latin Grammys), Rebelde, Como yo te amo, Háblame del mar, marinero or Digan lo que digan are his works.

Without a doubt, nobody like him to write a heartbreaking song that reaches our hearts. And it is that Alejandro Sanz and Rosalía are willing to move us with this song.