Viva Friday Playlist: Abraham Mateo, Sofia Reyes, Alejandro Fernández & More New Latin Music

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Abraham Mateo & Sofía Reyes, "¿Qué Ha Pasao'?"

Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.

"¿Que Ha Pasao'?" - Abraham Mateo & Sofia Reyes

Fresh off his collaboration with CNCO on "Me Vuelvo Loco," Abraham Mateo presents "¿Que Ha Pasao'?" (What has happened?) alongside Sofia Reyes. In the song, the Spanish artist and Mexican-American songstress sing about an epic love that came to its end. "I thought we were going to be together until we were 70," the song kicks off in Spanish, telling the story about a couple who is asking questions about where their relationship went wrong. A weeping guitar and flairs of country music accompany the Latin urban beats that support the powerhouse vocals. The music video, directed by Mike Ho, shows the emotional couple in the midst of a breakup. “We made this song with special affection and I know they will love it. I feel grateful to be able to count on Sofia's talent on this album,” Mateo said in an official statement. -- JESSICA ROIZ

"Caballero" - Alejandro Fernandez

Alejandro Fernandez is back to his roots with a new song dubbed "Caballero" (Gentleman). The song, which has essential mariachi melodies and was written by José Luis Roma (Río Roma), talks about a man in love with a woman who is already committed to another man, so his love must be kept secret. Instead of encouraging infidelity, Fernandez croons about being a gentleman and loving her in silence. "If I wasn't a gentleman, I swear, I would rip you from his arms," he sings. The music video, filmed by Oliver Castro in Jalisco, Mexico, shows Fernandez dressed in a typical mariachi outfit and riding a horse as he dedicates the song to his forbidden crush. "Caballero" is the first single from Fernandez's upcoming studio album set for 2020 that promises to be 100 percent mariachi music. -- JR

"Nadie Lo Sabe" - J Alvarez ft. Juhn El All Star

J Alvarez and Juhn El All Star have teamed up for a new track called "Nadie Lo Sabe" (Nobody knows it). Fusing both of their styles in one popping reggaeton melody, Alvarez and Juhn describe a couple who see each other in secret because of their reputation. "This is our game and nobody knows it," the artists belt in the lyrics, insinuating that the relationship is all fun and games. Paying homage to the punchy chorus, the music video, filmed by Letour, shows both artists and different couples in a video game setting, making reference to retro games such as Mario Bros. and Mortal Kombat. Watch it below. -- JR

“Nadita” – Las Villa

Twin sister duo Las Villa have released "Nadita," their first song under Warner Music Latin. The single fuses pop sounds with urban rhythms and flamenco. The video, shot in Los Angeles and directed by Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Red Hot Chili Peppers), shows modern choreography inspired by Japanese characters and culture with the aesthetics of J-pop. "Nadita was born the day we went from having nothing to believing in our own sound,” says Las Villa in a press release. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ

 

Duina del Mar – “Cuándo Volverás

Colombian singer-songwriter Duina del Mar is back with “Cuando Volverás,” a creative collage among musician friends and producers whose amalgam of contextualized sensations expands in this reggae-tinged tune with urban nuances. The Duina, Shakal, Lexxus, Markinho, and Big Family-collaborative effort, wrenched by a subtle bass and saxophone which set the pace and synth keyboard, ushers Duina’s sensual harmonic flurries on this ambling personal narrative of longing: “mira, que sabes a chocolatina, es adictivo así como la nicotina. Yo soy tu musa para miles de poesías; me vuelvo todo oro como el rey Midas” (“hey, you taste like chocolate, it’s as addictive as nicotine. I’m your muse for thousands of poems; I can turn into gold just like King Midas”).  -- PAMELA BUSTIOS

 

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