New Music Releases This Week: Mariah Carey, Ally Brooke, Yahritza y Su Esencia, and More
Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music releases. This week’s list features retro vibes in Mariah Carey’s “Big Energy,” where she revisits one of her classics in collaboration with Latto. There are also major returns from Colombian superstar J Balvin, Argentinian artist Paulo Londra and Joe Ojeda of Selena y Los Dinos.
The singer-songwriters behind other artists’ hits are having their moment of glory with new releases from Colombia’s Feid and Puerto Rico’s Mora. Also on the list: Ally Brooke breaks out with her single “Tequila” and Mexican-American band Yahritza y Su Esencia makes its mark with their debut “Soy El Unico.” Check out the list below.
Ally Brooke, “Tequila”
Ally Brooke lets loose. This week, the Mexican-American pop star premiered the music video for “Tequila.” Last August, Brooke signed a joint recording contract with AMSI and Duars Entertainment, the home of the Puerto Rican singer. Rauw Alejandro. As with his previous singles like “Mi Music” and “Por Ti, “ she sings in Spanish and embraces her Latin roots. “Tequila” is definitely the sexiest song she has released so far. Backed by reggaeton beats with an R&B twist, Brooke sings that she’s turning to tequila to party with memories of a guy who didn’t do enough for her. In the music video, she has a shot of tequila to help her live out her pop diva fantasy. She stuns in a bright red dress while performing the song on stage. “I feel like I’ve finally found my own femininity, my artistry and who I am,” she said. noted about his upcoming debut album.
Latto and Mariah Carey, remix of “Big Energy”
Mariah Carey is back! Our favorite Venezuelan-born pop icon has teamed up with rap star Latto for the “Big Energy” remix. Latto revived interest in Mariah Carey’s feel-good anthem in 1995″Fancysampling the ’90s hit in his 2021 release “Big Energy.” Recently, Latto’s hit hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. To celebrate the milestone, the artist has teamed up with Carey for a fun and flirty remix. Carey strings together the iconic first verse of “Fantasy” again in this 2022 update to “Big Energy.” Latto fiercely adds, “You won’t believe this / Wait, I got Mimi on the remix.” This seamless mash-up is a pop dream come true and has everything it takes for a song of the summer.
J Balvin and Ed Sheeran, “Forever My Love”
J Balvin went beyond the Residente drama tiraera with a new 2-track EP with British singer Ed Sheeran, “Forever My Love”. The collaboration was born when the Colombian superstar met Sheeran at a gym in New York. “We had coffee and talked about life and there was a dope vibe,” Balvin noted in a report. “We bonded over simple things [while] create a true friendship. We even talked about what it’s like to be a dad. In the sensual”SigueSheeran tackles the reggaeton genre with Balvin. “He wanted to bring me into his world and I wanted to bring him into mine,” Sheeran added. “It was a real challenge to learn Spanish for this and I had so much fun doing it.” Their best song together is “Forever My Love”. The acoustic ballad is a beautiful ode to the loved ones in their lives.
Yahritza and Su Esencia, “Soy El Unico”
Yahritza y Su Esencia have the biggest regional Mexican song in the world right now. The Mexican-American trio includes singer Yahritza Martínez and her brothers Jairo and Armando Martínez. Yahritza, 15, went viral on TikTok last year with his covers of songs by regional Mexican actors like Caliber 50 and Ivan Cornejo. Its cover of Cornejo’s hit “Está Dañada” caught the attention of Lumbre Music owners Ramón Ruiz and Alex Guerra, who signed the band to their label. Yahritza y Su Esencia lives up to the hype online with their debut single “Soy El Unico.” Yahritza has a powerful voice beyond her years as she lets an old flame know what she’s been missing. “Nobody can treat you like me / I’m the one,” she says in Spanish. There’s no one else who sounds like Yahritza in the regional Mexican music genre right now. This harrowing corrido is a beautiful beginning for the journey of this group.
Feid, Alejo & Robi, “Pantysito”
Feid is keeping the successes coming this year. The Colombian singer-songwriter previously dropped ‘deep house’Nieve” and “Mojando Asientos” with Maluma. Now, he’s teamed up with rising Puerto Rican singers Alejo and Robi for “Pantysito.” The collaboration originated on TikTok where the song went viral even before its release. Alejo first posted the chorus on the platform, where it caught Robi’s attention. The duo then uploaded another video where they sang the song together, prompting Feid to jump on board. The trio released a third preview video soon after, which sparked more interest in the song. Their sexy ode to fashion label panties lives up to the hype. Alejo and Robi turn in seductive performances that Feid complements with his Medellín charm. “The song is about telling a pretty girl to get ready so we can go out and have a good time partying,” Feid told LATINA.
Mora, Album “Microdose”
Mora recently released her second album “Microdosis”. A frequent Bad Bunny collaborator, the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter co-wrote “La Dificíl” and “Solia” on Bad Bunny’s 2020 album “YHLQMDLG,” and he performs the duet “Una Vez” on Bad Bunny’s El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo. With “Microdosis”, Mora continues to create his own style. There’s an electronic feel to the album in seductive songs like “2010” and “bad trip.” He also teamed up with some heavyweights from the reggaeton scene like Puerto Rican icon Zion in “You Amigo» and the Panamanian singer Sech in «Tus Lagrimas.” Feid also appears in the heartbreaking “The Innocent», the dream duo we didn’t know we needed. The best duet on the album is “Playa Privada” with Elena Rose. Like Mora, the Venezuelan-American Rose also writes hits for other artists. It’s great to hear these two singer-songwriters have their time together in this sexy collaboration. This dose of music from Mora is intoxicating.
Joe Ojeda, Victoria La Mala & Yorch, “Bombear La Sangre”
Former member of Selena y Los Dinos, Joe Ojeda is back with his new single “Bombear La Sangre”. The Tejano legend is best known for playing keyboards on Selena hits like ‘Como La Flor’ and ‘Baila Esta Cumbia’. He launched his solo career last year with the sexy “Dueña De Tu Cama” featuring Mexicans Victoria La Mala and Yorch. In “Bombear La Sangre”, Ojeda arrives with a sultry banger in the form of a cumbia that sees him reunite with Victoria LaMala and Yoch. There’s a vintage quality to the song reminiscent of his work on Los Dinos while Victoria and Yorch bring new energy. These two artists play against each other and raise the temperature with their scorching verses. Ojeda brings their dance floor romance to life with her colorful and haunting beats.
Paulo London, “Plan A”
After a few years on the sidelines following a contractual dispute, Paulo Londra is back in the game. In March, the Argentinian artist signed a new partnership with Warner Music Latina. “I’m happy for this new phase”, London noted in a report. “I’ve waited and been through a lot to be able to do what I love, so ‘I’ve been through the bad times / Now it’s time for the good times / That’s why I started to enjoy.'” He referenced the lyrics to his 2017 hit.”Luna Llena.” Under Warner Music Latina, Londra released their comeback single “Plan A”. He embraces a pop-punk sound while singing about the determination that kept him going. “I really wanted to do something new for myself and I really like rock and punk,” Londra added. “I visualized frustrated love, like going back to court and not being put together.” His underdog anthem proved to be a hit with the song reaching No. 2 on Spotify’s global chart.