Viva Friday is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors.
This week on the Viva Friday playlist, we’ve got Carlos Vives and Wisin’s “Si Me Das Tu Amor,” ”Nadie es Indispensable” by Intocable, and Tempo released “Si a La Vida” to create awareness about mental health issues.
Carlos Vives & Wisin – “Si Me Das Tu Amor”
Carlos Vives and Wisin unite their talent once again for the release of their new single “Si Me Das Tu Amor.” The song, written by the Colombian star, is a statement of love and waiting to receive the same in return. The lyrics are combined with vallenato and Wisin’s urban touches. “It’s time for great composers to start writing to love,” says Wisin, who also is a coach on Telemundo’s La Voz show with Vives. “We are in love with life, forms and our realities,” adds Carlos Vives. — SUZETTE FERNANDEZ
Nacho – “Nadie Sabe”
Venezuelan singer Nacho has released “Nadie Sabe.” The song tells a love story of a couple that keeps their relationship a secret, torn by the guilt and pleasure of staying together, with no strings attached. The single was produced by the Colombian producer Andrés Saavedra, Andy Clay and Wilmo “Cuna” Belisario. With this song, Nacho definitely follows his style and sound. The lyric will make you fall in love. — SF
J Alvarez, Jowell & Randy – “Enamorate”
J Alvarez has teamed up with Jowell & Randy to give life to their new collaboration, “Enamorate.” The single, which is about a man proving his love to a woman, is a rhythmic party fusing old-school reggaeton, sultry dancehall melodies and hints of soca and electronica. The colorful music video stars the three urban acts joined by a group of beautiful dancers and a special cameo by J Alvarez’s twin sons, Alexander and Kazniel. “Enamorate” forms part of Alvarez’s upcoming album La Fama Que Camina Version 1.5. — JESSICA ROIZ
Intocable – “Nadie es Indispensable”
With a heartfelt accordion, percussion beats and guitar riffs, Grupo Intocable presents their new single “Nadie es Indispensable,” part of their album Percepción. The Tejano group, which has been making the rounds since the early ‘90s, sheds light on the importance of self-love and mental health amid a toxic relationship. “I’m not here to beg you, yes I loved you a lot, but this is over!” read the lyrics, adding, “If I’m leaving your side, I’m doing it for my health.” — JR
Lalo Ebratt, Sebastian Yatra & Yera feat. Trapical Minds – “Dejate Querer”
Leave it to Lalo Ebratt, Sebastian Yatra, Yera and Trapical Minds to throw a house party like no other in their new music video for “Dejate Querer.” In this new collaboration, Yatra joins Lalo, Yera and Trapical Minds to bring to light the fresh, emerging scene in Colombia. In true Lalo and Yatra fashion, “Dejate Querer” is a party bop full of colorful melodies. The music video lives up to that. Watch it below. — JR
Tempo – “Si a La Vida”
Alarmed by the constant news about cases of suicide in Puerto Rico, the urban interpreter Tempo composed “Sí a La Vida,” which he recorded with Gustavo Laureano, lead singer of La Secta. The Puerto Rican artist admitted that someone close to him commited suicide 15 years ago. With the song, Tempo wants to create awareness and help whoever needs it. — SF
MITRE – “Tierra Mojada”
After captivating us with “Los Santos del Amor”, “El Callejón del Beso” and “Danzando Hacia La Luz,” MITRE presents the group’s first single of 2019, “Tierra Mojada.” The emotional single touches on the social issue of immigrants and the separation of families at the border in an elegant and powerfully artistic music video filmed by Autumn Leaves Film in Los Medanos de Samalayuca in Chihuahua, Mexico. “Tierra Mojada” is MITRE’s fourth single off of their forthcoming album “El Callejón del Beso” out in April. — JR