Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music releases. This week’s list includes a double dose of Anitta. The Brazilian superstar teamed up with Argentinian singer TINI for “La Loto” and her boyfriend Murda Beatz for the famous “No Mas”, and Venezuelan singer Danny Ocean released one of the most beautiful love songs ever. of the year.
Also on the list are Feid’s highly anticipated “Normal,” Catalyna’s women’s anthem featuring Young Miko and Cory, and Carlos Rivera’s ode to Tlaxcala. And finally, Piso 21 joins forces with Manuel Turizo and the dreamy “Formentera” of Aitana with Nicki Nicole.
TINI, Becky G & Anitta, “La Loto”
TINI sets her musical career on fire. The rising Argentinian pop star has teamed up with Mexican-American pop princess Becky G and Brazilian superstar Anitta for her new single “La Loto.” Backed by a bouncing reggaeton beat, the three performers trade verses about how their lovers hit the jackpot with them. “With me, you won the lottery,” boasts Anitta in Spanish. This trio of fierce Latinas makes this sexy bedroom banger irresistible. In Argentina, TINI scored several hits this year, including the cumbia track “La Triple T” and “Carne y Hueso”. She also teamed up with Christina Aguilera this year for the “Suéltame” collaboration.
Murda Beatz, Anitta, J Balvin, Quavo and Pharrell, “No Mas”
Speaking of Anitta, the Brazilian superstar has also teamed up with her boyfriend Murda Beatz for an all-star collab. The power couple recruited J Balvin, Quavo of Migos and Pharrell for “No Mas.” Murda Beatz really has a beast of a banger on his hands. The tropical track mixes elements of trap, hip-hop, reggaeton and Latin sounds. The multicultural vibes are strong in this one as Anitta introduces herself with a fierce verse in both English and Spanish. J Balvin also delivers a fiery guest verse while shouting out his son Rio. “It’s a record that fascinates me, bringing together four different worlds; America, Colombia, Brazil and Canada,” Murda Beatz said in a statement. “And, of course, to have the chance to work alongside a legendary producer like Pharrell is amazing. It’s just the perfect record for the summer,” he said.
Aitana & Nicki Nicole, “Formentera”
Latin pop music is booming. Spanish singer Aitana proudly embraces the feel-good genre with her recent hit “Formentera,” alongside Argentinian rapper and singer Nicki Nicole. Nicole’s rendition of the song at the Ceremonia festival in Mexico City last spring was one of LATINA’s performances favorite moments. Since then, Aitana’s anthem has enjoyed continued success with over 33 million views on YouTube. Backed by disco-pop beats, Aitana sings a romantic adventure she will never forget. “That memory of having you with no clothes on won’t let me sleep,” she sings in Spanish. Aitana’s beautiful blend of tenderness and sensuality makes this love song out of this world.
Danny Ocean, “Volare”
Danny Ocean came out with one of his most tender tracks to date. The Venezuelan singer-songwriter has released his new single “Volare” and is giving “meet you under the Eiffel Tower” vibes. Ocean’s heartfelt love song features the sounds of an accordion and ukulele, blended together to perfection. At the top of the magnificent instrumental, he even incorporates a few words of Italian into the Spanish track. Hit-maker “Me Rehúso” masterfully captures the romance of Europe and gives it his edgy Latin twist. “The melody came from the chords of a ukulele and the lyrics were inspired by a conversation we had about long-distance relationships separated by oceans, especially the Atlantic,” Ocean told LATINA, adding, “ I was inspired by a trip I took to Italy three years ago and it was amazing.
Feid is in the best year of his career right now. The Medellín native has recently collaborated with other Colombian stars like Karol G and Maluma while scoring his own hits. After six months of teasing the song “Normal”, Feid finally released it for his fans – and it was well worth the wait. Backed by a hypnotic reggaeton rhythm, he sings of a heartache that lingers in his mind. “I gave you 100, and you gave me 50 / I was sleeping with you, and you were sleeping with someone else,” he sings in Spanish. Her distinct and emotive vocals give “Normal” an otherworldly feel. Feid finds solace on the dance floor and comes out with another sentimental banger perreo.
Piso 21 & Manuel Turizo, “Los Cachos”
Colombian acts unite! Pop group Piso 21 have teamed up with Manuel Turizo for their new single “Los Cachos”. Backed by reggaeton beats with a pop twist, the two acts sing about getting caught up in a hot, heavy romance. You can always count on Piso 21 for a sultry, feel-good romantic track, and the guys pull it off. Turizo perfectly complements the seductive love song with her sultry vocals. Piso 21 adds another great single to its romance collection which includes previous hits like “Déjala Que Vuelva”, which also included Turizo, and “Me Llamas”. Turizo recently dropped his song “Bachataand is gearing up to release her next album, “2000.”
Catalyna, Young Miko & Cory, “Castigada”
In a moment of girl power, Puerto Rican queens Young Miko and Cory have joined forces for Catalyna’s new single “Castigada.” Supported by a hard-hitting reggaeton rhythm, the artists sing the desire to have fun while sneaking around. Every woman gets a chance to shine on the alluring club anthem, especially Young Miko with her trippy guest verse. “[It’s about] a bunch of girls running away to see that special someone,” Catalyna told LATINA. “It’s a concept that everyone can identify with. Almost all of us have taken on this mission at least once in our lives. Catalyna is signed to Y Entertainment, the label created by Puerto Rican reggaeton icon Yandel.
Carlos Rivera and Carlos Vives, “Te Soñé”
Mexico and Colombia team up for Carlos Rivera’s new single “Te Soñé”. The Mexican idol has teamed up with Colombian icon Carlos Vives. The song blends musical inspiration from Rivera’s home state of Tlaxcala with the vallenato music originating in the country of Vives. “‘Te Soñé’ is a love song for my homeland,” Rivera told LATINA. “It’s the best way to tell people who I am [and] what are my roots. It doubles the performance with the music video for the magic collaboration. Rivera filmed the video in his town of Huamantla with Vives and the help of 500 local volunteers, showcasing the color and culture of Huamantla with his beautiful tribute.