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De La Ghetto feat. Darell - “El Que Se Enamora Pierde” (Warner Music Latina)
De La Ghetto’s new single, in collaboration with Darell, was born at the perfect time and perfect place -- and it was also unplanned. The Puerto Rican singer presents “El Que Se Enamora Pierde,” a song that he says is “simple, short and spicy, and that everyone can relate to. “It’s about a couple who wants to be together, but they also want to party,” De La tells Billboard. “That’s what’s happening nowadays with the younger generations,” he says of people who are not in search of a serious relationship. “When you lose, that’s when you learn.” De La Ghetto’s sugary vocals perfectly mesh with Darell’s raspy voice over a “futuristic” reggaeton beat. The song, according to De La Geezy, was born at 4:30 a.m. in the studio. “This track was halfway done and he wanted to jump on it. He wasn’t supposed to be on this track,” he says. “We changed the chorus, the intro, we distorted the whole song until about 6 a.m. We were just having fun in the studio, it wasn’t planned out. That’s how the hits are made,” he said. In the music video, filmed by Daniel Duran at a mansion in Miami’s Coral Gable City, the two artists perform the song as scenes of De La and a model play an intense game of chess. “El Que Se Enamora Pierde” is part of De La Ghetto’s upcoming album Los Chulitos set to be released later this year. Watch it below. -- JESSICA ROIZ