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Rosalía goes trainspotting with TikTok star Francis Bourgeois

The Spanish singer-songwriter joined the TikTok star in London to enjoy some tones

By Hollie Geraghty

Rosalia wears a white shirt and smiles next to a picture of Francis Bourgeois
Rosalía met up with TikTok star Francis Bourgeois in London (Picture: TikTok).

Rosalía has become the latest musician to feature in a TikTok with trainspotter Francis Bourgeois.

In a new TikTok shared by social media sensation Bourgeois, he meets the Spanish singer-songwriter at King’s Cross Station in London to wave off a train.

“I’m here at King’s Cross Station to check out the Class 91s,” Bourgeois says in the video. “Hang on a minute, isn’t that Rosalía? I’m going to go say hello to her, I love her music.”

“What are you doing here?” he asks, to which she replies with the same question. The pair then wave off a train as it pulls away from the station and plays some tones.


I was hoping to see a class 91 at Kings Cross. Amazingly, I ended up seeing @La Rosalia too! #trains #trending #fyp

♬ original sound – Francis Bourgeois

Rosalía isn’t the first musician to feature in a trainspotting video with the TikToker. In January, Joe Jonas joined him on the West Coast Mainline where they excitedly waved at a Pendolino train.

Last week Rosalía released her new album ‘Motomami’, following the release of singles ‘Hentai’, ‘La Fama’, ‘Saoko’ and ‘Chicken Teriyaki’

It comes after she made her first solo appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ earlier this month. Performing ‘Chicken Teriyaki’ and ‘La Fama’, she became the first artist in the 47-year history of the show to perform entirely in the Spanish language.

Last year, Rosalía became Rolling Stone en Español’s first-ever cover star, and in the interview discussed the meaning behind ‘Motomami’s title and its feminist themes. “The album title is a feminine name, even though “moto” is one thing and “mami” another,” she said.

“For me, there’s a duality, just like in its sound,” she continued. “The record is structured in binaries, two types of contrasting energy.  So, when you talk to me about feminism, I think that’s implicit in the intention – it’s very radical and it’s very much present in some songs, and maybe not some much in some others, because in the end, it’s all the emotional journey of the ups and downs an artist can take.”

She also revealed the challenging process of recording ‘Motomami’. “There was a lot of time when I struggled and felt on the edge of an abyss,” she said. “At a creative level, it felt like an abyss. On other records, I always had company, even when I was the one pushing things forward because I had a clear picture. In this case, more than ever, I felt the weight and the responsibility of the entire project.”