First Stream Latin: Hearken to New Music From Los Dos Carnales, Ricky Martin & Extra


First Stream Latin is a compilation of the most effective new Latin songs, albums, and movies beneficial by the Billboard Latin editors. Take a look at this week’s picks under.

Ricky Martin & Reik, “A Veces Bien Y A Veces Mal” (Sony Music Latin)

It took Ricky Martin and Reik lengthy sufficient to hitch forces for a collaboration — however good issues come to those that wait. The Puerto Rican artist and the Mexican trio ship a lovely pop ballad that marries Martin and Jesús Navarro’s (Reik’s frontman) dramatic-but-soothing vocals, effortlessly evoking ache and sorrow. “Generally I’m effectively, Generally I’m not,” they sing within the heartbreak tune, produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo. “For us, Ricky is without doubt one of the most full artists and big by way of expertise and vary,” Reik wrote on social media forward of the tune’s launch. “We’ve been his followers for a few years.” — GRISELDA FLORES

Yahritza y Su Esencia, “Esta Noche” (Lumbre Music)

Yahritza y Su Esencia, April’s Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise, continues to have us in our feels with the discharge of solely their second single, “Esta Noche,” out this week beneath Lumbre Music. Just like their debut hit “Soy El Unico,” the brand new observe is a tragic sierreño, with simple-yet-captivating requintos backing Yahritza’s mature energy vocals. “Esta Noche,” which types a part of the group’s upcoming Obsessed EP, tells the story of an individual who simply met somebody and is already infatuated. “I do know we simply met, my love, however I need to spend tonight with you/ I do know I’m not in my six senses proper now/ You took considered one of them they usually had been my emotions,” Yahritza sings to kick off the honest observe. The music video was filmed by Jaime Aquino in Florida, and marks the primary a part of a five-part manufacturing (the “Soy El Unico” video was half three). As of publishing this Friday (April 15), “Esta Noche” is at present on YouTube’s trending music web page. — JESSICA ROIZ

Ana Isabelle, “Gloria” (WK Data)

Puerto Rico’s Ana Isabelle has largely sidelined her recording profession whereas pursuing Broadway and performing, together with a job within the movie West Aspect Story. Now, she returns together with her first solo single since 2013, the R&B/gospel single “Gloria,” co-written by Jean Rodríguez (Luis Fonsi’s brother). The observe highlights Ana Isabelle’s dramatic vocals however leans extra pop than theatrics, which bodes effectively for a much-deserved comeback. — LEILA COBO

Los Dos Carnales, “No Estaré Aquí” (AfinArte Music)

When your heartbreak story makes the information, it deserves its personal anthem. Los Dos Carnales’ Imanol Quezada, one half of the norteño brother duo, narrates his personal heartbreak story in “No Estaré Ahí,” an accordion-powered ranchera penned by Imanol. “You’ll keep in mind the primary roses I ever purchased you, you’ll keep in mind the date after we first kissed,” he sings. “However you don’t see me anymore and I’m nonetheless right here.” To get his lady again, Imanol interrupts the nightly information to ship out a transparent message to his ex. Watch the video to see the way it ends. — G.F.

Ecko, “Copacabana” (Common Music Latino)

Ecko may need made a reputation for himself as a part of Argentina’s entice motion, however the rapper, like lots of his colleagues, has not shied away from making industrial music. “Copacabana” marks his newest rhythmic observe — a mid-tempo, saucy reggaetón jam produced by Mozart Musik. Written by Ecko together with his feminine followers in thoughts, the lyrics inform the story of a younger girl who’s onerous to get. The music video, filmed at a pool and giving main “Copacabana” vibes, is summer-ready. — J.R.

Robi, “ROBOT” (Orion Data/Interscope Data)

ROBI is a part of the brand new wave of Puerto Rican artists who like many newcomers had been found on TikTok. Following his Alejo-assisted “Pantysito,” which was fueled by a collaboration from Feid, this week ROBI presents his subsequent musical quantity, “Robotic.” However not like the catchy reggaetón hooks in “Panty,” “Robotic” is a head-bopping, punk-leaning, various observe. Within the music video, ROBI is in a hospital because of this kind a heartbreak — as a result of in any case, he’s a human being with emotions, not a robotic. — J.R.

Leli Hernandez, “Nunca Le Bajo” (Common Music Latino)

Lali Hernandez’s new single “Nunca le Bajo” loosely interprets to “I don’t stop.” Penned by the Dominican artist with Becca and Reggie el Autentico, and produced by Robi Molina, this enjoyable observe fuses tropical rhythms with bachata guitar tunes, mixed with a liberating message within the lyrics. Along with her distinctive move, Leli sings about rising above the obstacles that may seem alongside the best way and nonetheless transferring ahead. — INGRID FAJARDO

Victor Manuelle feat. Miky Woodz and Marvin Santiago, “Vamo’ A Ver Si El Fuel Pela” (Sony Music Latin)

Victor Manuelle’s fast-paced salsa with a cheeky title (“A Ver Si El Fuel Pela” loosely interprets to “Let’s see what’s what” or “Let’s see who is aware of their stuff”), is a problem for which this little group is greater than as much as the duty. “A Ver” is scrumptious. Irresistibly grounded in tight ’70s salsa beats, it will get its city sheen with Miky Woodz’s rhythmic chant (as a result of it’s a chanteo greater than a rap), which acts as an ode to salsa, fairly than a mere characteristic that overcomes the salsa intention. “A Ver” is a hats-off to the soneros of yore, whose model of diss tracks (or the tiraeras of reggaetoneros immediately) had been their confrontational, far-better-natured improvisations or soneos. In “A Ver,” Manuelle brings that braggadocio with sly class, and provides the vocals of the late Marvin Santiago to the combination for impact. Jay Lugo, who produced with Manuelle, deserves a shout-out. That is up to date salsa that blends previous and current seamlessly. — L.C.


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