Kany García’s ‘Garcia’ and more

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Kany Garcia, GARCIA (5020 data)

‘García’, the title track of the new album by Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García, is a letter from García to herself, in which she addresses the young, vulnerable Kany, and the contemporary star, who is equally vulnerable (‘Tengo miedo de meterme en esta ola de ficción/I’m afraid of losing myself in this wave of fiction”). García has always delighted us with her beautifully written songs and the stories in her lyrics, and here, with the focus on herself, we fully understand why her songwriting works: even when she tells the stories of others, it is always in her voice and words. . That essence is in every song on this careful, but highly commercial album, which features previously released collabs with Young Miko (a longtime fan of García who met her last year during Billboard Latin Music Week), Carin León and Christian Nodal. a nod to García’s natural curiosity as an artist willing to explore other genres. García Fortunately, the album reminds us that quality and commercial success can coexist. – LEILA COBO

Piso 21 & Wisin, “La Misión” (Warner Music México)

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In a first joint effort, Piso 21 and Wisin unleash “La Misión” (The Mission). Produced by iCON Music, the song is the perfect blend of both worlds: Piso’s melodic pop sound and Wisin’s ferocious reggaetón beats. In ‘La Misión’, the Colombian group and the Puerto Rican rapper are on the ultimate mission: breaking up a relationship (or better yet, stealing the girl of their dreams from their partner). “They told me that life goes by quickly/You’re too much to be with someone so basic/I’m not like that but I got romantic/I hope she doesn’t say no/If he doesn’t take care of her, I want,” they sing in the catchy chorus. – JESSICA ROIZ

Silvestre Dangond & Carlos Vives, “Tú o Yo” (Sony Music Latin)

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‘Either you sing for her, or I sing for her’, is the chorus of the catchy lagenato pop ‘Tú o Yo’, in which Colombian stars Silvestre Dangond and Carlos Vives join forces for the first time. The song, co-written by Vives and Dangond, and produced by Andrés Castro, tells the story of two friends competing for the love of a woman.

In a statement about the release, Dangond expressed his excitement about the collaboration. “Carlos Vives was my idol and he still is,” he says. “I always saw him, I had him as a reference and I feel very happy. I feel like I achieved something that I had inside, that at any time I knew it would happen, but I didn’t know when .” The cheerful music video, shot in Miami and starring Mexican actress Bárbara De Regil, shows all the strategies that both use against each other to sabotage any attempt to conquer the main character. – LUISA CALLE

Fonseca, Tropicalia (Sony Music Latin)

Fonseca presents TROPICALIA, an extraordinary production that pays tribute to his tropical roots and influences, which have inspired his career and are also an intricate part of his sound. The eleven-track album features collaborations from notable artists including Juan Luis Guerra, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Chucho Valdés, Alex Cuba and Grupo Niche, marking the first and only collaboration the iconic band has released.

This set features a diverse mix of tropical sounds that represent Latin music, from the lively sound of a patio lagenato in the song ‘Canto a la Vida’ to the upbeat merengue rhythm of ‘Pedacito de Playa’, which was entirely produced in the Dominican Republic with the help of local musicians such as Janina Rosado (from 4:40) on piano and her husband “Chocolate” on drums and the Dominican güira. The album also includes ‘La Terquedad’, a ranchera that tells of heartbreak with melancholic acoustic guitars, violins and trumpets accompanied by mariachi. – INGRID FAJARDO

Lasso & Mau y Ricky, “Bilingües” (Universal Music Group México)

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Love may not be as universal a language as is believed. At least that’s what Lasso implies in his new song with Mau y Ricky, ‘Bilingües’. The pop-rock song – the first single from the Latin Grammy-winning Venezuelan singer and songwriter’s upcoming album – chronicles the complicated relationship between a man who speaks only Spanish and a woman who speaks only English. ‘When you tell me I love you, I know you feel nothing, nothing, nothing/ You tell me I miss you, and you don’t miss me, nothing, nothing, nothing/ I don’t know if you ‘Play with my heart, or it’s just a bad translation,” reads part of the earworm chorus. In recent days, Lasso published a series of videos on Instagram titled “The Worst Time I’ve Been Rejected in My Life,” in which he passionately talked about a failed attempt at a bilingual relationship. Hey, at least it gave him the inspiration to write a really nice song. – SIGAL RATNER ARIAS

Eladio Carrion, Porque Puedo (Rimas Entertainment)

On his latest EP, Porque PuedoEladio Carrión doesn’t just double down on his Latin trap bravado – he fully embodies it and lives up to the album’s bold title. After the more mainstream release of Sol Maria, Carrión returns to the fore with a display of effortless ingenuity and razor-sharp wordplay across five songs. From the ominous ‘Don KBRN Freestyle’ to the bilingual prowess of ‘Códico G’, he uses his lyrical mastery against menacing beats and compelling hi-hat patterns.

However, it’s “Heavyweight” that really steals the spotlight, as the Humacao rapper unleashes verses about dripping in diamonds and confidence while “smoking heavyweight.” Accompanied by a visually stark music video, Carrión exudes laid-back luxury, adorned with his signature rose necklace, against a backdrop of night vision aesthetics that deepen the EP’s moody atmosphere. The new release arrived a day before returning to the stage at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico on May 2. “While at home and spending time with my family, I started working on music,” Eladio Carrión said in a statement. “It’s all changed Porque Puedoand I thought what perfect timing was to give this to my true fans as they get ready to see me in El Choli,’ – ISABELA RAYGOZA

Danny Ocean, Reflexa (Atlantic Recording Corp.)

The Venezuelan artist’s music sounds like nothing at the moment, and that is probably why Danny Ocean labels his latest album as pop of the future. The 12-song set, the singer-songwriter’s third studio album, may be Danny’s most personal album to date, but it’s also his most sonically experimental – and yet he still manages to sound very much like Danny Ocean.

As he navigates life’s most relatable topics – heartbreak, lust, love and the desire to live authentically as yourself – he elevates his signature pop sound into a mash-up with edgier and more in-your-face styles like electro and influences from the Middle East. Reflexa confirms Danny Ocean as an artist who can deliver pop hits without relying on lyrics that are corny or borderline cheesy. He is real, raw and overly honest about life, and a fierce protector of the art he brings into the world. – GRISELDA FLORES

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