First Stream Latin is a compilation of the very best new Latin songs, albums, and movies really useful by Billboard Latin editors. Take a look at this week’s picks under.
Christian Nodal & TINI, “Por El Resto De Tu Vida” (Christian Nodal/Sony Music México)
On their first collaboration collectively, Christian Nodal and TINI make a blinding duet. Main with lovely bolero guitar interaction, the mariacheño trailblazer and Argentine pop singer match hearts as their voices collide to make one of many sweetest of affection songs of the yr to date. What’s most intriguing, nonetheless, is Nodal’s continued skill to experiment throughout the confines of regional Mexican music, and TINI is a good singing associate to reinforce that sound. Hello-hats enter almost a minute into the tune to coalesce with the güiro, a delicate however riveting transition that morphs right into a bolero-trap thump. — ISABELA RAYGOZA
Rosalía, “LLYLM” (Columbia Data)
“El que quiero no me quiere como quiero que me quiera,” Rosalía sings over her signature handclap beat. The opening verse of “LLYLM” is sort of a tongue tornado with lyrics that showcase despair after she realizes that the man she likes doesn’t like her like she’d like him to love her. She then effortlessly transitions into English, to get her level throughout in case one thing will get misplaced in translation. “I don’t want truthfully, child, lie such as you love me, lie such as you love me,” she sings, hovering over a guitar-led tune fused with magnetic handclaps. It’s the Spaniard’s first single of the yr following her 2022 Latin Grammy-winning album Motomami. — GRISELDA FLORES
Marc Seguí, “Plaza en el Cielo” (Style the Flooring Data/Warner Music Spain)
Marc Seguí kicks off 2023 with a brand new single and a brand new musical period. This time, the Spanish artist is steering away from his signature reggaetón-pop sound and venturing into rock. “Plaza en el Cielo,” together with its accompanying video, brings to life Seguí’s new roquero stage. Produced by Carlos Ares, Andrés Goiburu, and Jack Stone, the rebellious punk tune showcases Seguí’s charming vocals, singing concerning the errors he’s made in his life (but additionally studying from them). “I wished to speak a couple of darker stage in my life the place I used to be fairly misplaced, a stage during which the music that accompanied me essentially the most was rock,” he explains in a press launch. “Plaza en el Cielo” is the primary single off his upcoming EP. — JESSICA ROIZ
Peter Nieto x Lenier, “Conocerte” (Diamond Music)
Up-and-comers Peter Nieto and Lenier each grew up in Cuba however now reside within the U.S., a proven fact that helps clarify the extra worldwide sound they carry to their respective manufacturers of tropical music. Collectively, they’ve paired up for “Conocerte,” a romantic bachata the place Nieto’s clean, plaintive tenor contrasts fantastically with Lenier’s raspy vocals. Regardless of Lenier’s chanteo, it’s a extra melodic bridge between tropical and concrete, made all of the extra interesting by genuinely beautiful lyrics. — LEILA COBO
KYEN? ES? x Maffio, “Sopita” (Saban Music Group)
KYEN? ES? (a Spanish play on phrases which means “who’s it”) is a conceptual musical undertaking by Saban Music Group that focuses on paying tribute to Latin music. For his newest single, the performer — who retains his identification personal behind massive, darkish sun shades and facemasks — reeled in Dominican hitmaker Maffio for “Sopita” (little soup). The texture-good bop pays homage to the all-time fiesta basic “Sopa de Caracol,” initially launched in 1991 by the Honduran group Banda Blanca. Produced by Maffio, the brand new model strikes the standard punta tune to a mid-tempo merengue, maintaining its occasion essence nicely alive. A vibrant music video options the 2 artists at a Latin occasion, the place they even flaunt the following viral dance development. — J.R.
Rauw Alejandro & Daddy Yankee, “Panties y Brasieres” (Sony Music Latin/Duars Leisure)
In step with Rauw Alejandro’s throwback album Saturno — and area/time-traveling spirit — El Fókin Zorro and the Huge Boss crew as much as drop “Panties y Brasieres,” a.ok.a. hidden observe quantity seven. What was as soon as the 19-second “Loading” interlude within the album is now transformed right into a classic banger, the place the pair embrace old style hip-hop drums, from earlier than the reggaetón drum sample was solidified within the late ‘90s. Actually, the dance ground minimize comprises a pattern from Yankee’s “Camuflash,” from DJ Playero’s 1996 set Playero 40: New Period. — I.R.
Daniel & Me Estás Matando, “Sólo Tú” (Inmadurez Data)
“Sólo Tú” finds Mexican duo Daniel, Me Estás Matando (Daniel Zepeda and Iván de la Rioja) doing what they do finest — bolero glam. To the beat of soppy congas and dreamy acoustic guitar riffs, the pair chants a couple of love so pure, and about feeling secure with that particular individual. “I do know that if I’m holding your hand/ And if worry appears for us, we’re not right here/ We left to a faraway world, the place solely you is there,” goes a part of the refrain. The romantic observe stays truthful to the delicate bolero style and later transitions right into a psychedelic instrumental exploration. — J.R.
Miguel Campello & Nya de la Rubia, “RUMBACUMBIA” (Chatarrero Data)
Following a string of singles main as much as his subsequent album Noche y Día (due out Feb. 3), Miguel Campello drops two very completely different outings: the experimental flamenco minimize “Vete” and “Rumbacumbia.” The latter, which options Sevilla actress and singer Nya de la Rubia, is an electrifying rumba tune included within the “day” aspect for idea album, that feels as uplifting because the solar’s heat. Flamenco guitar fretwork and silky clean percussion take the fore, as the previous El Bicho frontman’s and Nya’s voices each invigorate with their poetic verses of affection and embrace. — I.R.