Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list includes new singles from Colombian Queen Shakira and Carol G.Mexican-American pop star Becky G teases her new album with dance track ‘No Mienten’ Xenia Rubinos adapted one of the songs into “Madrugada”.
Puerto Rican icon Ricky Martin returns to the ballad with “A Veces Bien YA Veces Mal” starring Mexican trio Reik. Among rising stars, Dominican-American singer Willie Gomez rose to prominence with “Vicio,” and Puerto Rican artist Lyanno made waves with his debut album “El Cambio.” Check out the list below.
Shakira and Rao Alejandro, “Te Felicito”
Shakira is back! The Colombian icon has released her first new single of the year, “Te Felicito.” She’s teamed up with Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro, who is working on a sizzling collaboration with the Latin pop diva; his most recent collaborators include Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and Anita. On “Te Felicito,” Shakira blends funk with reggae. In the lyrics, both artists reject lovers with fake faces, reminiscent of Rihanna’s “Take a Bow.” “Congratulations, you did a great job/I have no doubts about it,” Shakira sang condescendingly in Spanish. In the music video, both artists are on a mission to revive the robot dance moves. Alejandro plays a robot boyfriend she builds to be the perfect man. In performance shots, they perform robotic actions with sexy results. Together they found a new rhythm in this beautifully kissed anthem.
Willie Gomez, “Visio”
Like Shakira, Dominican-American artist Willie Gomez also appeared in the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show as a backing dancer for Jennifer Lopez. When Gomez, who debuted as a dancer in 2017, shifted his focus to a music career, one of his first cheerleaders was Britney Spears, with whom he had previously worked. “It was really special to have her support when I shared with her that I was going to start focusing on music,” he told LATINA. Gomez’s new single “Vicio” is a refreshing blend of pop and reggae. He co-wrote this sultry track with George Noriega, who helped Ricky Martin, Shakira and J.Lo break into the UK market. Gomez promises his upcoming debut album will be “full of those pops that make you feel good.” Now, he’s combining his dance and song worlds, just like his previous music videos”Borracho De Tus Besos“With Randy,”Salvaille,” and”Mojados. “You don’t have to be in a driveway or in a box,” Gomez added when we talked. As long as we are 150% committed to ourselves, we can do whatever we want. “
Ricky Martin and Reik, “A Veces Bien YA Veces Mal”
Speaking of Ricky Martin, the Puerto Rican superstar released his new single “A Veces Bien YA Veces Mal” with Mexican trio Reik. In this heartfelt ballad, Martin and Rick’s Jesús Navarro exchange verses about staying with their lover. “This song is very special to me. It’s romantic and in many ways brings me back to the beginning of my career,” Martin Say in a statement.On working with Reik, he added: “I really want to work with Reik. They are a very talented group and we hope fans will receive [the song] With the same love as we do. An openly gay artist, Martin continues to use his platform to elevate the LGBTQ+ community. Music video starring Spanish model Angela Ponce who made history First trans woman to be crowned Miss Spain 2018. Martin’s next EP “Play” will be released on May 20th.
Carol G, “Provence”
Carol G looks ahead to summer with her new single “Provenza,” her first non-collaborative new single of the year. Influenced by African beats, the Colombian superstar blends electronic sounds with reggae rhythms. In the moving dance tune, she recalls the good times she shared with her old lover.The background of the song is a twisted and haunting singing, similar to bad rabbit“Today I’m finally back with an audiovisual project that is brand new to me. It’s one of the most chimpanzee songs I’ve ever written in my career,” Carol G wrote on Instagram Stories. In the music video, she cruises along the beach and discovers a paradise filled with women from all walks of life. Having just played two weekends at Coachella, Karol G announced her $trip Love World Tour will take place this fall.
Becky G, “No Spirit”
Becky G was the surprise guest at Carol G’s Coachella Festival. The Mexican-American pop star joined Karol G on stage to perform their global hit “Mamiii” live for the first time.Earlier this week, Becky G also premiered music video for their cooperation. Revenge visual star Mia Khalifa and “Euphoria” actor Angus Cloud. As another gift to fans, Becky G also dropped her new single “No Mienten”. The song was produced by Spanish DJ Juanko, who added an electronic guaracha twist to her Latin pop. In hypnotic rhythms, Becky G sings a fiery dance floor hookup. She also revealed that her second album, Esquemas, will be released on May 13. “I really appreciate people’s support,” she said wrote On Twitter, “Actually, I’ve been through a lot in the process of creating this album. The good stuff and the not so good stuff. It makes me so happy. ROMPIENDO ESQUEMAS baby!!!”
Xenia Rubinos and El Individuo, “Madrugada”
Xenia Rubinos is ringing in the spring with her new single “Madrugada”. For the song, the New York-based musician of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent teamed up with rapper El Individuo. “El Individuo came to New York City for the first time from Havana and went straight into this meeting without us having ever met, and it took us by surprise,” Rubinos Say in a statement. On an atmospheric track, she tends to cede her voice to the Cuban artist, who spits out rhymes about blossoming new beginnings. Rubinos’ soulful singing is the backdrop for El Individuo’s profound words and the highlight of this compelling collaboration. Regarding recording the song, she elaborated, “Working with this group of super musicians on this rework in Cyclone Code felt like opening a secret trap door that we found in the original.” A reimagining of the song “What Is This Voice” from the critically acclaimed album “Una Rosa”.
Lyanno appeared with his best friend and Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro. The pair are known for their fusion of reggae and R&B styles, which Lyanno did on his debut album “El Cambio.” Lyanno and Alejandro have previously teamed up for a sultry collaboration”Podrosa“hot and heavy”Nturpo” remix, starring Lenny Tavárez and María Becerra. Much of the album was produced by Puerto Rican duo Subelo NEO, who were responsible for Bad Bunny’s hit “Yo Perreo Sola.” On the new song, Lyanno revealed He sang his charisma as one of reggae’s sexiest voices. On the alluring trap track “Nasty,” he sings about having sex in a limo. He teamed up with another Puerto Rican heartthrob, Lunay, in a glamorous “Reggae”submissions. “Lyanno also passes electron-influenced”my favorite moment“With Dalex and Hypnosis”Guy,” in which he mixes house music with reggae. Lyanno aims to please this tantalizing LP.