Mala Santa shows two sides of Becky G


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After its release on Oct. 17, 2019, "Mala Santa" arrived at No. 3 on Top Latin Albums and Latin Rhythm Albums Charts on Nov. 2. Gomez is the third female act to debut in the top 10 in 2019.

Ana Toro, Guest Contributor

Through the intense rhythm of reggaeton and hip-hop, Becky G delivers her debut album “Mala Santa” (Bad Saint). Opening with the single of the same name, she expresses her feelings about constantly being torn between listening to the devil or the angel on her shoulders.

Becky’s album is a rollercoaster ride. It starts with a song about internal conflict and transitions into different subjects and different moods throughout the entire album.

The album is very sensual at times and then it transitions to a more heartfelt tone with her song “peleas” in which she talks about being in denial about a toxic relationship and trying to keep it alive.

There are also some valuable lessons and themes incorporated into some of its songs. For example,  “No te pertenezco” and “Ni de ti ni de nadie” are Becky’s way of letting women who may be listening to the album know that they don’t belong to anyone and nobody owns them.

Featuring many elements that really describe who Becky is and give insight into what it is like to live in her mind. Mala Santa is clearly an album that tells a story and outlines the “bad” side of Becky and the “saint” side of her. Becky has been in the industry since her first single “shower” came out in 2014 and she has been incredibly successful since. It is evident that Becky outdid herself in this album.