Viva Friday! Listen to Wisin & Yandel, CNCO With Prince Royce and More
This week on the Viva Friday -- the best playlist with new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors -- listen to Wisin & Yandel’s “Reggeaton en lo Oscuro,” CNCO and Prince Royce's new song “Llegaste Tú,” the new Hip Spanic Allstars album, Old School Revolution and more.
Wisin & Yandel, “Reggaeton en lo Oscuro”
Wisin & Yandel’s new single “Reggaeton en lo Oscuro” has been long-awaited and highly anticipated, as the pair have been teasing new music together for some time. Their latest collaboration is a reggaeton jam of slow beats, but still reflects the essence of the duo. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
CNCO, Prince Royce, “Llegaste Tú”
The popular boy band joined forces with Prince Royce to release their new single “Llegaste Tú.” The romantic song is about realizing that they are in love, and the guys paired it with a colorful video where you can see many couples in love and dancing to the sultry tune. -- SF
Hip Spanic Allstars, Old School Revolution
San Francisco veterans of Santana, Tower of Power and other legacy groups released an album of nostalgic no-worries music for hanging out and riding low. Horns and congas punctuate Hip Spanic Allstars’ toking version of “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” “Party in the Mission” picks up the groove where the disco era left off. Salsa, funk, rock, jazz and even cha-cha-cha make appearances at this album-long fiesta that celebrates the West Coast Latino old school musical revolution of the album’s title. -- JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS
Reykon ft. Cosculluela, "Domingo"
The song details everything that couples do before and after "watching" a movie at home, with the music video bringing that sexy vibe to life. Starring Colombian beauty queen Ariadna Gutierrez as the main model, the video shows Reykon and his main squeeze binge-watching movies on a Sunday morning. Think "Netflix and Chill," but a little more romantic. -- JESSICA ROIZ
Sie7e & The IslaNauts, "CocoMango"
Sie7e is back with a new single that will refresh your ear, spark your taste buds, and restore your faith in love. With the release of "CocoMango," the Puerto Rican singer makes his comeback as an independent artist after seven years. Jamming to strong reggae roots by his band The IslauNauts, Sie7e shows a more mature and fresh sound. His new musical journey has been inspired by his personal growth after moving to Argentina and disconnecting from social media for a while to find himself. -- JR
Fusing different Latin rhythms, such as electronic merengue, reggaeton, and dembow, Mutuacion is home to 18 new songs that will keep you on your feet at any party. The album, which counts with collaborations from Messiah and Locos Por Juana, perfectly describes Vakero's musical proposal. "It sounds weird and different, and that's who I am," he said in a press release. -- JR
Vicente García & Juan Luis Guerra, “Loma de Cayenas”
It seems Vicente García has no reservations to interact with heavy hitters. His newly released album Trending Tropics with Eduardo Cabra, (aka Visitante) was just released, and Garcia now strides over to his native Dominican essence. “Loma de Cayenas,” a merengue-imbued song with warhorse, Juan Luis Guerra, pulls back from his wistful bachata and bolero, to step into an unaccustomed ground. Carefully shaped, naturally mollycoddled, the tune trills with lively verses about love at first sight: “cayó en la siembra lluvia, y crecerion las flores. Ya se cosecha el fruto de nuestras ilusiones” (“rainfall over the crops and the flowers grew. The fruit of our illusions is harvested”). -- PAMELA BUSTIOS
Nicola Cruz, “Siete”
South America teems with a distinct variety of music, which is no surprise to come across Ecuadorian electronic artist, Nicola Cruz’ "Siete," the lead single off his upcoming album Siku due out January 25. Fixated on the abilities of the number 7 in music, Cruz states he’s “…always liked composing from a kind of 'magic' aspect; the number of wisdom and consciousness.” In “Siete” music becomes a mesh of sounds and vibrations, with the timbre of the sitar spiraling throughout the song. The tune features Ecuadorian folk musical family Vicencio, with Mauricio, Pablo and Julio also on bansuri and percussion. -- PB
Valentina Rico - "Sola"
Valentina Rico's version of Piso 21's "Dejala Que Vuelva" put her in the spotlight at the beginning of this year. Now, with her solo career in full effect, the 22-year-old Colombian singer presents "Sola," a captivating song that can be considered the comeback of Latin pop. "Sola" is the final musical masterpiece to a trilogy that includes previous singles "Calma" and "Quien." Watch the enchanting music video below. --JR