Judeline is ready to give fans new twists on “La Tortura” by Shakira (featuring Alejandro Sanz) and “Soy El Único” by Yahritza Y Su Esencia. The Spanish genre-bending singer is the latest artist—and the first from Spain—to take part in Spotify Singles.
“I’ve spent a lot of parties, barbecues, and moments listening to Shakira’s ‘La Tortura’ in the background, so I wanted to give it a nod, without leaving aside the Andalusian weight,” shared Judeline.
“I discovered ‘Soy El Único’ last year, and since then I haven’t stopped listening to it. The structure of the corridos tumbados is something that does not exist in other types of music,” explained Judeline. “They have something to their sound that reminds me of the flamenco and traditional Venezuelan music I grew up with as a child.”
The Spotify Singles program was created to provide artists with the opportunity to cover a song of their choice by an artist they admire, as well as re-record one of their own songs in a fresh new way.
“At Spotify we want to turn up the volume on promising and diverse voices on the scene, and that’s why we are proud to have the enormous talent of Judeline for Spain’s first Spotify Singles,” said Melanie Parejo, Head of Music for Southern and Eastern Europe at Spotify. “Judeline is an example of the very rich talent that exists in the local scene.”
Hailing from Los Caños de Meca in the Cadiz province of Spain, Judeline started pursuing music when she was 17 years old. It didn’t take long for her to make her mark, and in 2022 she was named a Spotify RADAR artist. RADAR is our global program dedicated to showcasing emerging and talented artists around the world through support and resources that help them expand their audiences.
Judeline will be onstage at EQUAL Fest, taking place September 22 at the WiZink Center in Madrid. Spotify’s EQUAL program represents our commitment to amplifying the voices of women musicians and creators locally, regionally, and internationally. EQUAL Fest is another way we’re extending our support beyond the platform, and fans attending the show will have the chance to also see performances by Nathy Peluso, Lola Indigo, Ptazeta, and Natalia Lacunza.
Want to hear more Spotify Singles? Here’s the complete collection.