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Queen of the Barrio

Artist: Bobby Oroza
Label: Big Crown Records
Impact date: out now
ROTD featured date: Thursday 14 March 2024

We say

With spring just around the corner and warmer weather, we may have found the perfect tune to soundtrack those hazy days and evenings for you. ‘Queen of the Barrio’ is the silky new single from Finland’s Bobby Oroza and is a proclamation of love and respect for all the ladies who grew up in the barrios (a ward, quarter, or district of a city or town in a Spanish-speaking country) around the world. It’s utterly sublime and sees the jazz guitarist, musician and vocalist offer a lo-fi, indie-soul meets Chicano soul number pepped up by smooth keys, guitars and horns to underpin those dreamy vocals. Perfect for smooth and soul contextual playlists at DSPs, but we can also see this picking up spins at 6 Music, Radio 2, 1Xtra, and Capital Xtra. With over 20m combined Spotify streams behind him, this timeless and yet modern retro-fused ode has bags of potential for syncs and to raise his profile further. Just brilliant.  


Label: Big Crown Records
Distributor: Craig, Cargo
Publishing: Big Crown Publishing/self-published
Radio, Press & Online: Matt Oliver, Rap & Soul Promo
Management: Bethan Heaton 
Photo Credit: Maxie

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