The neon-colored Latin punk of “Y Grito” gives way to the slow-building hurricane of electronic pop that is the dazzling “El Que” as Angélica arrives at her clearest and most fully realized vision of self. These twin tracks offer battle-hardened mirror images of the same difficult and at times terrifying work of healing, with Angélica summoning reinforcements from another realm with the intensity of an exorcism. In fact, Angélica’s vocal performance took such an emotional and spiritual toll that she couldn’t sing for two days after recording. These themes are reflected in the visuals for the singles, wherein “Y Grito” represents a battle of the physical while “El Que” represents a battle of the mind. Both singles are connected in spirit.
“Y Grito” and “El Que” follow-up to her 2020 breakthrough Cha Cha Palace, which featured on several NY Times year-end lists as well as Barack Obama’s annual best-of music list, and brought Garcia to NPR’s Tiny Desk.