Omar Montes dares with flamenco in Quejíos de un Maleante, his recently released second album in which he collaborates with artists of the stature of Farruquito, Duquende, Estrella Morente or Malú.
It is an urban music record that approaches flamenco like no one has ever done before, and to which he has dedicated his last years.
“I’m very happy with the result, but at what price? Two years without leaving the studio… Already crazy, psychopathic, I bought a mattress and slept in the studio,” he said in an interview with El HuffPost about the released album. on Thursday, November 24 and that has changed it on a musical level.
“I think that with this album I do consider myself a star. With this work, I have discovered things about myself that I didn’t even know myself”, he affirms about this work.
Omar Montes includes on this album Patio De La Cárcel, his first collaboration with the reggaeton star Farruko. In this song, the Puerto Rican adapts to the compás por tangos —a flamenco style with copla— without losing the flow that has made him a star.
The two artists take part of the lyrics of El patio de Godella, a classic performed by La Choli, who, like Omar Montes, sings that about Mamá already speaking with the judge who gives me freedom.
Omar Montes and Farruko talk in this about the suffering of a mother for her son, who is arrested and taken to prison. “I had never seen mommy cry | But even so, she didn’t stop praying | Seeing her like this, I raised my hands | I didn’t think about it and I gave myself up,” says the lyrics of the song, whose video clip co-stars the mother of the prisoner.