When ROSALÍA first posted casual studio photos with Oneohtrix Point Never in late 2018, the prospect of a collaboration from two of the most singular voices in contemporary music set the internet alight and received speculative editorial from the likes of FADER and Rolling Stone.
In the intervening time, the two Artists have each added considerably to their growing bodies of work with various notable projects. In 2021 alone, OPN has been a frequent collaborator with The Weeknd; as musical director for his Super Bowl Halftime Show and also performed with him at last week’s Brit Awards (“The Weeknd confirms what we always knew: Oneohtrix Point Never is a genius” - High Snobiety). While her primary current focus has been on recording sessions to complete her own highly anticipated next album, Rosalia has seen two other collaborative singles released this year. The long awaited "Lo Vas a Olvidar" with Billie Eilish, received wide global acclaim and "La Noche de Anoche" with Bad Bunny set a record for the most-ever debut day Spotify streams for a Spanish language song, reached #1 on Billboard’s “Latin Airplay” chart, and was performed by the pair on Saturday Night live.
Today, OPN and ROSALÍA premiere a stunning reworking of OPN’s “Nothing’s Special”.
“Nothing’s Special” first appeared as the closing track on the highly acclaimed Magic Oneohtrix Point Never, but is re-imagined here with the inimitable combination of ROSALÍA’s pristine vocal and OPN’s elegant arrangement.
The eponymous album Magic Oneohtrix Point Never [listen] was released on October 30, 2020 - “an epic, drifting fantasia” - that includes a vocal from executive producer The Weeknd on “No Nightmares”, as well as further contributions from Caroline Polachek on “Long Road Home”, Arca, Nate Boyce and Nolanberollin. New York-based filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie directed a video for Magic standout “Lost But Never Alone”, a continuation of the collaboration between the Safdie brothers and OPN and following his celebrated scores for two of their iconic films "Uncut Gems" and “Good Time”, for which he received the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.