Colombian and Italian artist Mariposa is redefining what Latin rap looks like today with her genre-defying sound, DIY-aesthetic and insatiable desire to push the boundaries. Today, she shares her roaring new single, “Pastorita Mariposa” accompanied by a music video directed by Rogier Smalhout. The uncanny visual chronicles Mariposa’s own frustration with being misunderstood and her journey to break out of the rat race. The release showcases the juxtaposing forces at the core of Mariposa’s work – menacing raps, themes of female empowerment, community and a Y2K style – making up the magical world of a self proclaimed “hyperactive weirdo who just wants to be free”.
Trilingual artist Mariposa taught herself how to make music and record from scratch as a vehicle for self-expression and healing. She is at the forefront of a movement shifting the music landscape to be more fluid and inclusive. She represents a new generation that exists between cultures, languages, genres and whose multi-dimensional identities are at the forefront. Mariposa’s music is rooted in immense honesty and transparency about her journey in hopes of uplifting others.