Viva Friday Playlist: The Best New Latin Music by Jessie Reyez, Carlos Vives & More
This week on the Viva Friday playlist, listen to Jessie Reyez’s “Sola,” the “Hoy Tengo Tiempo” remix by Carlos Vives and Play-N-Skillz, and Farruko’s new song “Coolant.” Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
Jessie Reyez - "Sola"
Jessie Reyez's "Sola" gathers the acoustic sound of the guitar with the singer’s sweet voice to culminate in a simple song with a powerful message. The lyrics express the feelings when a relationship is over because the family could not accept the romance. -- Suzette Fernández
Carlos Vives - "Hoy Tengo Tiempo" (Play-N-Skillz remix)
Carlos Vives continues celebrating summer with his “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual).” This time around, the colorful mambo comes with a remix from Play-N-Skillz that dropped Friday (August 10). Listen to the track below that will surely keep you on your feet. -- Jessica Roiz
Sebastian Yatra and Mau & Ricky - “Ya No Tiene Novio”
Sebastian Yatra joins forces with Mau & Ricky to release the “Ya No Tiene Novio” video, directed by Nuno Gomes, which shows in a funny way how couples change every minute. -- SF
Farruko - “Coolant”
Farruko returns to his musical essence with "Coolant," which fuses reggae roots sounds with reggaeton beats and definitely fits the summer season. -- SF
Carlos Rivera - "Regresame Mi Corazon"
As usual, Carlos Rivera delights us with heartfelt lyrics that anyone can relate to. His new single “Regresame Mi Corazon” is that plus a fusion of mariachi and flamenco, with a hint of urban rhythms. Don’t miss out on the Mexican singer dancing flamenco (watch below). -- JR
Ximena Sariñana - “Que Tiene”
Leaving prejudgments and criticisms aside, Ximena Sariñana’s new single “¿Qué Tiene?” (translated as “So What?”) defies self-sabotage and the preconceived notions imposed on women. Sariñana returns to the music scene with the first single of her fourth studio album (due in 2019) amidst a new stage in her life: motherhood. “Que Tiene?” is a tune where the freshness of the fusion of pop, R&B, urban and alternative elements reigns, but also where self-acceptance and freedom take precedence. -- Pamela Bustios
Danny Ocean - "Epa Wei"
Ever since his 2016 song “Me Rehuso” became a worldwide success, Danny Ocean has been on the mission of making music for any celebration. Staying true to his essence, the 26-year-old Venezuelan singer, songwriter and producer just dropped a catchy English-language track called “Epa Wei." It's the perfect tune to enjoy your last days of summer. -- JR