Korean boy band Super Junior joined forces with Latin pop singer Leslie Grace for their newest single “Lo Siento,” a trilingual dance track with tropical leanings. It leads Replay, the extended version of last year’s Play album, and is one of four new songs along with the previously released “Super Duper."
“Lo Siento” is a bold, upbeat dance track that draws on Latin pop’s tropical styling and is fronted by rhythmic strings as a steady beat and underlying brass guide the melody. Beginning with Leslie Grace trilling along to the beat, the song switches between Korean and Spanish, and throws in a few English phrases for good measure, as the tune builds to the swaying titular refrain and a thumping dance break. Rap breaks are woven into the song, and it ends off with a smooth rap courtesy of Heechul.
While Latin pop is a growing trend in K-pop, “Lo Siento” stands out as a full-fledged international production that was crafted by different songwriters, including Grammy Award-winning brother duo Play-N-Skillz, who Leslie Grace has collaborated with in the past. Leslie Grace and Super Junior’s Heechul and Eunhyuk were also credited as co-writers of the single.