First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week’s picks below.
Llane, Manuel Turizo, “Será” (Warner Music Mexico)
Llane and Manuel Turizo, two of Colombia’s up-and-coming artists, have joined forces for a sensual urban-dancehall song called “Será.” Penned by Llane and Turizo, in collaboration with Alex AC, Caleb Calloway, Luis Figueroa and Felix Lara, and produced by Albert Hype and Jota Rosa, the fresh collaboration tells the story of a man who regrets ending a relationship and wants to make it work. “You know I’m not happy here, why are you not here?” the heartfelt chorus says. From creating the demo to inviting Turizo on the track, Llane calls “Será” “one of his favorite songs” because of its lyrics and flow. “I have a sound now that’s very me in terms of melodies and voice,” he previously told Billboard. “I love soul music, I love jazz, I love Afrobeat, I love dancehall, and I love to fuse today’s modern sounds with the classics.” A music video directed by Fernando Lugo accompanies the single. Check it out below.
Nathy Peluso, Calambre (Sony Music Entertainment España)
Just days after being nominated for two Latin Grammys, including best new artist, Nathy Peluso dropped her sophomore studio album Calambre. Home to 12 tracks, including the nominated-”Buenos Aires,” Calambre, produced by Rafa Arcaute, Illmind, Fede Vindver, among other world-class producers, is a box full of surprises, showcasing Peluso’s vocal and rhythmic versatility. Primarily known for her hip-hop-meets-neo-soul vibe, the rising Argentine artist experiments with perreo fusions as heard in “Amor Salvaje,” old-school 90’s rap as heard in “Sugga,” infectious salsa beats as heard in “Puro Veneno,” and a heartfelt hip-hop-tango blend as heard in the closing track “Agarrate.” The bilingual Calambre, overall, is seductive, fierce, and unapologetic. Stream and listen below.
Arcangel x Sech, “Amantes y Amigos” (Rimas Entertainment)
After their 2019 banger “Sigues Con El,” Arcangel and Sech have teamed up once again for “Amantes y Amigos.” The Dimelo Flow-produced collaboration fuses sugary reggaeton melodies with catchy instrumental arrangements, showing Arcangel in a different light. “I’m your lover and your friend, the one who does to you what he doesn’t do / he sleeps with you but you have chemistry with me,” the chorus says, telling the story of forbidden love. The music video was produced by Wildhouse Pictures and directed by Unenano at Miami’s emblematic Olympia Theater. “Amantes y Amigos” is part of Arcangel’s upcoming album Los Favoritos 2.
Aitana, Sebastian Yatra, “Corazón Sin Vida” (Universal Music Spain)
Aitana has recruited Sebastian Yatra for her latest single “Corazón Sin Vida” (heart without a soul). The emotive song, which has a fragment of Alejandro Sanz’s “Corazón Partió,” is for the broken-hearted person who has many questions unanswered. “Why did you heal me when I was hurt, if today you leave me a lifeless heart again,” the Spanish songstress asks in the chorus. Fusing their dulcet powerhouse vocals, Aitana and Yatra exchange their true feelings in this bluegrass-infused pop song. On Instagram, Aitana expressed her gratitude to Sanz for allowing her to use part of his timeless hit and Yatra for jumping on the track. Watch the official music video below.
Maia Reficco, TUYA (Deep Well Records)
For her debut single, Argentine-American actress, singer-songwriter Maia Reficco delivered a hypnotizing pop-urban track that shows off her wide vocal range. The girl-power anthem finds an empowered Reficco declaring independence from a toxic relationship. For “Tuya,” Reficco, teamed up with Iberê Fortes and Lucas Biren to co-write the lyrics. The track was produced by Mango & Nabalez and mixed by Mosty (J Balvin, Karol G, Juanes). The music video, directed by POGO, plays off of the song’s lyrics featuring Reficco living her best life as a newly-single girl. From jamming alone in her room to then taking over the dance floor with her girls.