New Music Picks: Kenia OS, Christina Aguilera, Chiquis and More

By 2023-01-25T12:34:22-05:00October 3rd, 2022|

Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list features Christina Aguilera’s most personal Spanish song yet, Kenia OS kicking off a new era, and Wisin y Yandel’s final album.

Also on the list: Young Miko teams up with Lyanno, Chiquis joins forces with Raymix, and a girl power moment between Natti Natasha and María Becerra. Plus, Maluma’s new love song and Danny Ocean’s ode to sex.

Kenia OS, “Mía Mía,”

Kenia OS is ushering in a new era of her music career. The rising Mexican pop star released her single “Mía Mía,” which previews her next album “K23.” In the JonTheProducer-helmed track, OS sings about loving herself and putting herself first over trap beats with an electronic edge. In the music video for the fierce track, she debuts her futuristic image. About her new direction, OS told LATINA, “I have always believed that we all have different universes within ourselves. In my case, I feel there exists a part of me that is Kenia Os, another that is Kenia Guadalupe and another that is just Kenia. ‘K23’ is like a Kenini in the metaverse.” She will tour the U.S. for the first time early next year with her K23 Tour.

Christina Aguilera, “No Es Que Te Extrañe”

Christina Aguilera closed out the trilogy of EPs that make up her Latin album with the release of “La Luz.” The final EP of her “Aguilera” album features a spoken intro and the heartbreaking ballad “No Es Que Te Extrañe.” In the bolero, Aguilera is seemingly singing to her estranged father, who she claims verbally and physically abused her mother. The spoken intro hints to this when Aguilera says in Spanish, “There are moments in life where it is better to forgive, accept the past, forgive those who hurt us […] to be able to find peace within ourselves.” The “No Es Que Te Extrañe” music video continues the theme; in it, Aguilera burns down an old home filled with depictions of childhood trauma. Xtina’s most personal offering in Spanish is also her most powerful moment.

Raymix and Chiquis, “55”

Chiquis embraces cumbia music with one of the genre’s best artists. Mexican producer and singer Raymix teamed up with Chiquis for his new single “55.” Backed by Raymix’s electro-cumbia beats, he trades verses with the Mexican-American artist about feeling good in the club and trying to drunk dial their exes. About working with Raymix, Chiquis told LATINA, “I love connecting with other genres and amazing artists like my dear friend Raymix. Music has no boundaries, I hope people love the rhythm and lyrics as much as I do. ¡Viva el talento Mexicano!” The playful club anthem follows Chiquis’ recent Latin GRAMMY nomination for Best Banda Album for “Abeja Reina.”

Natti Natasha and María Becerra, “Lokita”

Natti Natasha is keeping the girl power coming with her latest collaboration. The Dominican superstar teamed up with rising Argentine singer María Becerra for “Lokita.” In the sexy reggaeton romp, Natasha and Becerra sing about the Latino men around the world that drive them wild. Both women shout out Latino men from Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Colombia. Speaking on the experience working with Becerra, Natasha told LATINA, “Working with María was very special. To be completely honest, we both enjoyed writing and recording this track together. It’s a song that I am sure will get people dancing and just enjoy it overall.”

Lyanno and Young Miko, “Salvaje”

Two of Puerto Rico’s rising stars, Lyanno and rapper Young Miko, have teamed up for “Salvaje,” a Latin trap track with a sinister sound. “Salvaje” is. Lyanno and Young Miko, who is openly queer, serenade the women that they’re interested in with sexy rhymes. “I like them Kylie Jenner lips,” Young Miko sings. Towards the end of their freaky banger, the song morphs into a dance track where the two artists get more playful with their words. Back in April, Lyanno told LATINA, “My passion [in my music] is for women. To know how they think, how they feel, and to represent them in all my songs. They’re the ones who buy my tickets and come to see me and hear my music.”

Wisin y Yandel, “La Última Misión”

Wisin y Yandel are joining forces for one last mission. The Puerto Rican duo has released its final album, titled “La Última Misión.” The sprawling 21-track LP sees the reggaeton pioneers team up with many of today’s superstars. Spanish pop star Rosalía features on the alluring reggaeton track “Besos Moja2.” It’s a remake of Wisin y Yandel’s 2009 classic “Besos Mojados.” The reggae-infused “No Sales de Mi Cabeza” features Jamaican icon Sean Paul. Wisin y Yandel also experimented with bachata music alongside Dominican-American pop star Prince Royce in the sultry “Un Ladrón.” Puerto Rican singer Rauw Alejandro joins his heroes for the sexy club banger “Vapor.” Wisin y Yandel are going out in style with their “La Última Misión” album. They’re currently performing across the U.S. on their final tour.

Maluma, “Junio”

Maluma adds some extra pep in his step in his new single “Junio.” The Colombian superstar eschews his reggaeton music roots for Latin pop in the feel-good love song. Backed by guitar and punchy beats, Maluma is a smooth operator as he lyrically serenades the woman that he’s interested in. “How amazing it would be if you were my girlfriend,” he sings in Spanish. “Junio” will be included on Maluma’s next album that will see him embracing more pop sounds. In other Maluma news, he recently released the Royalty by Maluma fall collection. His fashion line is now available in Macy’s stores and on the Macy’s website. “Through my fashion journey in Milan and Paris and watching my risk-taking designer friends, I was inspired to create a collection that would break fashion traditions for everyone,” Maluma told LATINA.

Danny Ocean, “Bebe”

Danny Ocean is teasing his upcoming album with the new single “Bebe” that will be featured on “@DannOcean By Danny Ocean Part 2.” While he’s known for his reggaeton bangers like “Me Rehúso,” recently he’s been experimenting with other genres. The hypnotic “Bebe,” Ocean is backed by hip-hop beats with an electronic twist. “The song is dedicated to those who don’t want to have a serious relationship but at the same time enjoy sex,” he told LATINA. That’s exactly what Ocean means when he sings in Spanish, “Let’s make a baby.” The music video for “Bebe” features Netflix “Rebelde” star Azul Guaita singing the track. Ocean also announced that he will be touring the U.S. early next year.