The first single from Argentine rising star TINI‘s upcoming album, “22,” features Colombian singer Greeicy, but also, cumbia icon Pablo Lescano.
“I was very clear that I wanted to make a cumbia. It is part of the roots of Argentina; you hear it from when you are born,” TINI said during a visit to Billboard Argentina, where she sat with staff and fans to listen to her new material.
Regarding recording with Greeicy: “We had the remix of ‘Lo malo.’ We had a really good time, and we always talked about doing something together again,” she added.
The song’s music video also features Argentina squad and Manchester City soccer player Sergio “Kun” Agüero. “I wrote to him on WhatsApp, I wasn’t so sure he’d accept, but he immediately said yes,” she shared. “He’s a genius; he danced some great steps.”
When asked if they were a couple in the clip, TINI answered: “They both like each other, but they are not a couple. It is a story of seduction.”
TINI is coupled up with Colombia’s Sebastian Yatra. Since their first collaboration together in 2016, the Argentinean has kept a very close relationship with the singer, but it was only this year, after they collaborated in the video to Yatra’s “Cristina,” that rumors started to swirl. Then recently, they both officially announced that they are a couple.
“I respect and admire him a lot,” TINI said. “We have a super natural complicity to do things together. We have a great affection for each other, and we support one another on our projects.”
For her Luna Park stadium concert scheduled for Oct. 18, “I’m going to have several guests,” TINI revealed. She also explained how she has experienced the explosion of music in Spanish since her debut in youth series Violetta.
“I remember being on tour and seeing French or Poles not only singing in Spanish, but also wanting to speak the language,” she said. “Today, the Anglo artists are looking for Latinos to collaborate.”
Case in point? On Friday (June 14), Alesso will release “Sad Song,” featuring TINI.