New Music Picks: Chiquis, Jharrel Jerome, Flor De Toloache & Goyo, and More

MÚSICA By 2023-10-24T01:38:19-04:00September 5th, 2023|

Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list includes Chiquis’ live album, Flor De Toloache and Goyo’s empowering collaboration, and Jharrel Jerome’s excellent rap EP.

Also on the list: Doris Anahí’s soulful single, Jhayco’s genre-bending banger with Peso Pluma, and Mora’s surprise album. Plus, Camilo’s feel-good song with Bollywood star Diljit Dosanjh and the debut LP from Dominican producer Diego Raposo.

Chiquis, “Inolvidable”

Chiquis released a live album featuring her biggest hits along with classics by her late mother Jenni Rivera. On “Chiquis En Vivo Desde Lunario Ciudad de México,” the Mexican-American star sings her biggest songs, including “Completamente” and “Abeja Reina.” She also covers her mom’s timeless tracks like “Chuper Amigos,” “De Contrabando,” and “Ovarios.” In the video on YouTube that accompanies the album, Chiquis shares a sweet moment with the crowd when she belts Rivera’s beloved song “Inolvidable.” Chiquis can also be seen covering “La Bamba,” “Escándalo,” and “Mi Cucú.”

Jharrel Jerome, “The Cycle”

After establishing himself as one of today’s top actors, Jharrel Jerome is showing that he is one to watch in music as well. The Dominican-American star dropped his new EP “Rap Pack.” Across the 4-track release, Jerome flexes the versatility of his flow and his gift for profound rhymes. A highlight on the EP is the swaggering “The Cycle,” which includes a sample of “Get Money” by Junior M.A.F.I.A.” Rap Pack” and the next three EPs will make up Jerome’s upcoming project “Someone I’m Not.”

Flor De Toloache and Goyo, “Brinda Por Ella”

Goyo stays booked and busy. The Colombian superstar features on two new songs. First, Goyo teamed up with all-women mariachi group Flor De Toloache for their empowering song “Brinda Por Ella.” The song blends mariachi music with tropical beats. The ladies sing in Spanglish about a girl who is living her best life. Goyo adds to the fierceness of the track with her fiery guest verses. Venezuelan group Rawayana also teamed up with Goyo for the alluring dance track “Besos Ricos.”

Jhayco and Peso Pluma, “Ex-Special”

Jhayco continues to push reggaeton forward with his new single. The Puerto Rican superstar teamed up with Mexican singer Peso Pluma for “Ex-Special.” The genre-bending banger seamlessly blends dembow beats with elements of corridos tumbados. Jhayco and Peso Pluma sing about an ex who looks like Lana Del Rey that still lingers on their minds. “Everyone has a special ex that you love,” Jhayco told LATINA in an upcoming interview. “I feel like everyone’s had an experience like this in their lives.”

Mora and RaiNao, “Pide Un Deseo”

Mora surprised his fans with a new album. The rising Puerto Rican star released his LP “Estrella”. Mora continues to push the limits of reggaeton music across the 15-track release. He explores drum and bass within the genre in the heart-wrenching “Córcega” with Álvaro Díaz. Mora adds EDM to the mix in the soaring “Pasajero.” He also joins forces with fellow Boricua artist RaiNao twice. She features on the twinkling “Pide” and the dreamy “Un Deseo.” Mora shines bright on this stellar album.

Doris Anahí, “Desahogándome”

Doris Anahí masterfully brings together her bicultural world in her music. The Mexican-American singer returned with her new single “Desahogándome.” Anahí sings in Spanish and English about channeling a difficult period in her life into a moment of clarity and catharsis. “At its core it’s about the power of releasing what has been pent-up inside,” she told LATINA. “Not only letting someone see you in your darkness, but hold you through it until you can get to the other side.” The soulful song will be included on Anahí’s next EP.

Camilo and Diljit Dosanjh, “Palpita”

Two different cultures collide in the new single from Camilo. The Colombian singer teamed up with Bollywood star Diljit Dosanjh for “Palpita.” JonTheProducer blended Camilo’s Latin pop sound with the heartbeat of Punjabi music. In the feel-good song, Camilo and Dosanjh trade verses in Spanish and Punjabi about the power of love that runs through their veins. “This song makes me very proud, not just because we did it, but what it means in my career and what we are building between his country and mine,” Camilo told LATINA.

Diego Raposo and Kablito, “Quédate”

After helming hits for artists like Danny Ocean and Blue Rojo, Diego Raposo is breaking out with his debut album. The Dominican producer released his “Yo No Era Así Pero De Ahora En Adelante, Sí.” Rapaso seamlessly melds the sounds of the Caribbean with elements of electronica, alternative, and punk music. AKRIILA joins him on a blast of drum and bass in “Al Contrario.” Okeiflou gets in the groove with Raposo in the house-infused “Si Supieras.” A highlight is Kablito teaming up with him for the Dance Dance Revolution-esque “Quédate.”

Lucas Villa is a freelance music contributor for LATINA. His work is also featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Teen Vogue, MTV News and W Magazine.