Lao Ra herself describes her music as Pineapple Pop – ‘it’s sort of sweet but it has an edge’ – and uses the phrase ‘girl power in the jungle’ to explain the multisensory collage that takes in Columbia’s tropical climate and expressive fabric prints as well as imagery of jaguars, sharks and assorted other untameable wild animals, along the carnivalesque beats, vibrant lyrical storytelling and nods to the strong female artists who’ve inspired her journey so far, from Debbie Harry and Madonna to MIA, Gwen Stefani and Charli XCX.

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