Following his debut album Hecho en Medellin, Blessd (real name: Stiven Mesa Londoño) presents his sophomore set Siempre Blessd out Thursday (Nov. 3) via Warner Music Latina and JM World Music – Cigol.
Home to 13 tracks, including the previously-released “Instagram (Remix)” with De La Ghetto and Darell, and “Tendendia Global” with Myke Towers and Ovy on the Drums, Siempre Blessd continues to consolidate the artist’s status as Colombia’s breakthrough performer.
The set navigates from songs that will inspire aspiring artists from the barrios to dream big (such as “Barrio Antioquia”), to songs about embracing solitude after a failed relationship (such as the Ñengo Flow-assisted “Solitario”) to songs inspired by him discovering the world (such as “Europa”).
But beyond all, it’s fully charged with certified club bangers — including edgy reggaetón songs, raw trap bangers, and infectious collaborations with other renowned acts and newcomers, including Dalex, Rvssian, Amaro, Pirlo, and Philip Ariaz. It also demonstrates Blessd’s ability to freestyle, sing, and pen his own music.
“This album fills me with great pride because it is an album that I can call mine,” the Colombian artist, who appeared as a panelist at 2022’s Billboard Latin Music Week, says in a statement. “With this album, I want to connect with all my fans and take my career to another level.”
Siempre Blessd drops with the focus single “Que Duro,” which the artist produced himself and further demonstrates the album’s connectivity with its audience. Below, he elaborates on the focus track, and also breaks down other essential tracks.