Victor Manuelle Introduces Bad Bunny to Salsa in New Single 'Mala y Peligrosa'

Juan Albizu
Victor Manuelle and Bad Bunny

Singer Victor Manuelle has been known as the “sonero de la juventud” for many years. The secret? He keeps the salsa alive by collaborating with many urban acts, and his last single "Mala Y Peligrosa" (which features rising trap singer Bad Bunny) is no exception. 

Released on Friday morning (Nov. 3) with its music video, the song brings back Victor Manuelle's era with a touch of what's popular today, which is the trap. "My intention with this song is to try to reach a young audience that is captivated by urban music, because I feel that salsa has lost its attention," told Victor Manuelle to Billboard.

When Victor Manuelle collaborates with an urban singer, his only rule is that it has to be a salsa song. "He [Bad Bunny] was very clear that the message and style of the song has a vocabulary that is not his style, but his improvisation was very clean and humorous, nothing that could sound offensive," Manuelle explains.

The song was co-written by Víctor Manuelle, Bad Bunny and Víctor Alfonso Sanabria-López and follows Manuelle’s previous single "Hasta Que Me Dé La Gana", which peaked No. 6 on Billboard’s Tropical Airplay (chart dated July 22). The music video, directed by Fernando Lugo, was filmed in Puerto Rico with scenery of a clandestine bar, where a band plays Latin jazz and a lady flirts with Víctor Manuelle and Bad Bunny, becoming the song's muse. 

"Mala" is Victor Manuelle’s second single from his forthcoming album, which will be released in 2018 as part of a celebration of his 25-year career.

Watch the clip below: