As CNCO fans processed the news that Joel Pimentel was leaving the boy band back in May, the remaining members – Christopher Velez, Erick Brian Colon, Richard Camacho and Zabdiel de Jesus – were already working on new music at Wisin's La Base record label in Puerto Rico.
It was their first time in a studio as a newly revamped foursome, and they came together with Wisin and producing duo Los Legendarios to help figure out their new sound. "We took a little trip to Puerto Rico to figure out what we wanted to do, how we wanted to sound and we were actually looking for," Camacho tells Billboard. "We were testing how us four would sound on a song, and there was such a cool vibe because we were able to experiment with different songs and sounds."
Born out of their session in Puerto Rico was their upcoming track "To'a La Noche," powered by a reggaeton drum beat, which will become their first single since Pimentel's departure, marking CNCO's new era. It's set to release Thursday, July 22. "We've been working so hard on new music, figuring out this new dynamic since it's four of us now," de Jesus explains. "Which has been cool because in a way, there's more space for us four to grow and for our fans to get to know our personal styles better."