Viva Friday: The Best New Latin Music From Fonseca, Maite Perroni & More
This week on the Viva Friday playlist, find new music by Fonseca, Paulo Londra, Maite Perroni and more of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
Fonseca is back with a new album called Agustin, a name that was chosen after knowing that the birth of his son was scheduled for the same week of the release of the album, so he decided to name his new project after his son in honor of this most special moment. The set is a tribute to life interlaced with one of the great gifts that the universe has given him: music. "I really enjoyed the process of this album. I allowed myself to get carried away by my instinct and decided to borrow elements that I found in the other genres and incorporated them with the essence of my sound. The result is an eclectic album,” said Fonseca. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Paulo Londra, “Adan y Eva”
Twenty-year-old Argentinian singer Paulo Londra has released “Adan y Eva,” an urban track that will make you dance. The song was written by Paulo Londra and produced by Ovy on the Drums in Medellín, Colombia. "The video and the theme of 'Adan y Eva' is the search for new sounds and stories that we can transmit through my songs,” Paulo Londra said in a press release. -- SF
Paula Arenas & Diana Fuentes, “Tiempo al Viento”
Colombian singer Paula Arenas and Cuban singer Diana Fuentes have joined forces to mix their culture and talent in their first collaboration, “Tiempo al viento.” The song invites everyone to be happy and to be free, no matter what. The song fuses pop, urban and flamenco rhythms. -- SF
Draco Rosa - “2nite 2nite”
After the release of Monte Sagrado’s first single “333,” Draco Rosa throws another belter, a celebratory tune injected with powerful verses of gratitude and openness. An exhilarating performance, “2 Nite 2 Nite”'s building electric guitar and percussion accentuates his raspy vocals wrapped in a velvety croon. The song’s music video, filmed in Isabela and Utuado, Puerto Rico, by Rosa’s wife Angela Alvarado, illustrates a manic aesthetic revolving around a scrum that takes one back to the '70s glam rock 'n' roll wave, packed with unhinged dance movements and personal freedom. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS
Mike Bahia - "Canciones con Mentiras"
Mike Bahia is on a love streak. After dropping his romantic "Serenata" track, the Colombian singer comes with "Canciones con Mentiras." This song, on the other hand, is a real tearjerker for all those hopeless romantics, or people who don't believe in love. Bahia's girlfriend and singer, Greeicy, makes a cameo at the end of the video, leaving fans hoping for a sequel to this urban single. -- JESSICA ROIZ
Maite Perroni feat. Reykon - "Bum Bum Dale Dale"
In a time when women in music are killing the game, Maite Perroni returns with her new single "Bum Bum Dale Dale." The track features Reykon, fusing the best of reggaeton, Brazilian and Middle Eastern melodies. The colorful music video shows the Mexican songstress and Colombian singer dancing and playfully flirting. Check it out below. -- JR
Locos por Juana - "Tal Vez, Someday"
Continuing with their playful hybrid atmosphere, which intermixes Caribbean funk, Latin and American rhythms, Locos por Juana leaps into an unexplored ground in “Tal Vez, Someday,” the second single from their upcoming album, due in 2019. The band shows a distinctive side of their musical leanings, experimenting with urban rhythms while honing their vibration undaunted of preconceptions. Written by vocalist Itawe and composed by Mark Kondrat and Javier "lakambra" Delgado, “Tal Vez, Someday” bursts with jangling guitar riffs and a commanding trombone. The clip, directed by Jay Pegg, parades sunsplashed images drawing inspiration from the senses. -- PB
Justin Quiles ft. Plan B - "Si Tu"
Leave it to Justin Quiles to bring out Plan B from wherever they've been hiding. The Latin Grammy-nominated artist just dropped his new single "Si Tu," featuring the reggaeton duo. Keeping true to Plan B's essence, the song, produced by Dimelo Flow and Magnifico, gives us major flairs of old-school reggaeton with a sprinkle of modern urban melodies. The video, on the other hand, was inspired by the Twilight movie, showing a love battle between wolves and vampires. -- JR