Viva Friday Playlist: Listen to Los Tigres del Norte, iLe, Diego Torres & More
Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.
iLe - “Temas”
iLe's unflinching statement about gender violence is set to the deceptively romantic tune of a bolero. "Temes’ has nothing to do with romance,” iLe says of her unsettling and empowering new song, which she describes as exposing “one of patriarchy’s darkest blind spots: 'machismo' is more than an expression of power, it is a weak and horrifying reaction of fear." The video was directed by Ile’s sister, Milena Pérez Joglar. -- JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS
Los Tigres Del Norte - "Un Consentido De Dios"
Los Tigres del Norte hit the recording studio after a three-year hiatus, releasing a tribute corrido to their longtime colleague and renowned Regional Mexican singer Vicente Fernandez. “Un Consentido de Dios” is a song that highlights all the reasons the Norteño group loves, admires and respects Chente, who in their book is God’s chosen one. The black-and-white music video was filmed in Chente’s ranch, Los 3 Potrillos, and features an appearance by Chente himself. -- JESSICA ROIZ
Diego Torres - “Esa Mujer”
In the video for Diego Torres' new single "Esa Mujer," Torres is looking for the woman of his dreams. Written by Diego and Miguel Yadam González Cárdenas, "Esa Mujer" features a bright melody inspired by an enchanting woman who seems just out of reach. The clip was filmed in Buenos Aires and is full of suspense, love and humor. Watch it below. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Natalia Jimenez & Jesus Navarro - “Nunca es Tarde”
Natalia Jiménez has united her powerful voice with the vocalist of the Mexican band Reik, Jesús Navarro, to release "Nunca Es Tarde." The song will reach deep into your soul. Written by Claudia Brant and Jayson DeZuzio, the track was framed as a love story with a science-fiction music video directed by Nuno Gomes. Watch it below. -- SF
Deorro, Elvis Crespo - “Pica”
DJ Deorro teamed up yet again with Grammy-winning merenguero Elvis Crespo and Henry Fong for an EDM-merengue fusion that will get you ready for weekend night’s out. “Pica” appropriately has a thrilling perico ripiao beat enlaced with Deorro’s techno sound, as Crespo sings, “si te pica, yo te arrasco, si te arrasco es porque te pica.” -- ANGELICA ACEVEDO
Gente de Zona & Silvestre Dangond - “El Mentiroso”
Gente de Zona and Silvestre Dangond have joined forces to fuse cubaton and vallenato in their new song “El Mentiroso.” The single is about guys who find themselves in compromising situations with women and start to make up excuses for their bad behavior. The song is perfect to dance to in a fiesta. -- SF
Tito El Bambino & IAMChino - “Solo Tu”
Tito El Bambino is back, but this time his heart is broken. The Puerto Rican urban singer joined forces with IAMChino to release “Solo Tu.” The song tells the story of a man who misses his woman a lot and doesn’t know what to do. Watch the video below. -- SF
Fuego & Greeicy - "Bien Fancy"
Fuego has recruited one of the hottest women of the moment to bring to life his new single “Bien Fancy.” Joined by Colombian singer Greeicy, Fuego dropped an infectious urban track with heavy R&B and electronic rhythms, making it a sultry collaboration. The lyrics speak out to all of those independent women who love the finer things in life. -- JR
Sandra Echeverria - “Instinto Animal”
Sandra Echeverria is pouring her heart out in her new single “Instinto Animal,” released on International Women’s Day along with her new album Instinto. In the heartfelt mariachi song fused with flairs of retro Latin pop, the Mexican singer and actress sings about a woman who helped a man become the better version of himself, but in the end, he betrayed her. -- JR