New Music Picks: Selena, Rico Nasty, Yuridia, and More

By 2023-01-25T12:35:16-05:00August 3rd, 2022|

Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list features new music from Selena and Rico Nasty, with dream collaborations from Yuridia and Banda MS as well as Rauw Alejandro and Lyanno.

Also on the list: CNCO’s duet with Kenia OS and new music from Netflix’s “Rebelde” reboot. Plus, Natan & Shander’s proudly Colombian collaboration and Bizarrap with the biggest song in the world right now.

Selena, “Como Te Quiero Yo a Ti”

The first taste of new music from Selena is here. “Como Te Quiero Yo a Ti” is the first single from the late Mexican-American icon’s upcoming album “MOONCHILD Mixes.” The LP was executive produced by her father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., featuring songs recorded when Selena was 13 to 16. To give these recordings an updated sound, Selena’s brother AB Quintanilla III used the latest studio technology to rework them. “Como Te Quiero Yo a Ti” sounds like a dream soundtracked by a mariachi band. The awe in Selena’s voice is stunning as she sings about a romance that feels otherworldly. Long live the Queen of Tejano music!

Rico Nasty, “Las Ruinas”

Rico Nasty is continuing to keep hip-hop fresh with her out-of-the-box perspective. The Baltimore native of Puerto Rican descent recently released her new mixtape “Las Ruinas.” Across the 17-track set, she embraces more of an electronic edge. In the psychedelic “Skullflower,” Rico Nasty adapts a baby-like voice as she flexes her lavish lifestyle. “You throwin’ a tantrum, I sleep in a mansion,” she muses. Nasty teams up with EDM producer Marshmello for the standout “Watch Your Man.” Rico Nasty blends his synth-heavy sound with drum-and-bass beats while keeping her naysayers in check. “Got these haters mad again,” she spits. In the booming “Blow Me,” Rico Nasty adds, “FOMO, you don’t want to miss this.” This moody mixtape definitely shouldn’t be slept on. Rico Nasty keeps on bringing the heat.

Yuridia and Banda MS, “¿Y Qué Tal Si Funciona?”

Yuridia is continuing to embrace her Mexican roots in her music. Her upcoming album “Pa Luego Es Tarde” will be her first all-regional Mexican music release. Ex-Calibre 50 member Eden Muñoz served as the musical director of the LP. For her newest single, “¿Y Qué Tal Si Funciona?,” Yuridia teamed up with top-selling Mexican act Banda MS. Backed by mariachi music, she trades verses with singers Oswaldo Silva and Alan Ramirez, musing about embracing a blossoming romance. Through their heartfelt performances, they spread love with this captivating collaboration. Yuridia will tour the U.S. this fall with her Pa Luego Es Tarde Tour.

Selene and Alejandro Puente, “Te Perdí”

Netflix’s reboot of “Rebelde” is officially back for a second season. Across eight new episodes, the cast tackles songs by Bad Bunny, Danna Paola, Becky G, and Natti Natasha. There are also a few original songs, and the best one on the soundtrack is “Te Perdí.” It’s a duet between Mexican singer Selene’s character Andi and Alejandro Puente’s Sebas. In the beautiful acoustic ballad, Selene and Puente sing about the heartbreak of missing their loved ones. The lingering sting of loss is tangible in their soaring vocals. Puente has a close relationship with ex-RBD member Alfonso Herrera from the original “Rebelde” series. “He’s someone that I love,” Puente told LATINA. “He’s a friend. It was important for me to have his blessing as well, so having it, I was very excited to do [the reboot].”

Natan & Shander, Totoy El Frio, Feid and Ryan Castro, “VIP”

The new generation of artists from Medellín have united for a stellar song. Natan & Shander teamed up with Feid, Ryan Castro, and Totoy El Frio for their new single “VIP.” Previously, Natan & Shander and Totoy El Frio received co-signs from J Balvin and Karol G in the “Poblado” remix. Now the trio is joining forces with their peers for this hypnotic and sexy club banger. Feid opens the track with his alluring voice and Castro later closes it out with his sultry flow. The Avengers of Medellín come through with a knockout collaboration. “It’s like a new movement,” Feid previously told LATINA. “It’s been like something reciprocal. Everyone is blowing up. I feel so happy for the genre of Colombia because it keeps growing and it’s been in the spotlight since J Balvin, Maluma, and Karol broke through.”

Bizarrap and Quevedo, “BZRP Music Sessions #52”

Bizarrap is continuing to have the best year of his career — yet. The Argentine producer teamed up with Spanish singer Quevedo for “BZRP Music Sessions #52.” The electro-pop track with a trap music edge has become a global smash hit. This past week, the song debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Global 200 chart. Since being released on July 6, Bizarrap’s latest has remained at the top of Spotify’s Top 50 Global songs chart. Quevedo’s deep voice makes the yearning in his lyrics feel more tangible. Bizarrap works his magic to turn this sad boy love song into a haunting club banger. Earlier this year, Bizarrap scored another hit with “BZRP Music Sessions #49,” Residente’s diss track to J Balvin.

Rauw Alejandro, Lyanno and Brray, “Lokera”

A few days after appearing in Tainy’s song “Sci-Fi,” Rauw Alejandro released some new music of his own. The Puerto Rican superstar is teasing his next album with “Lokera.” For the electronic perreo banger, Alejandro teamed up with Boricua rapper Brray and Lyanno, his longtime collaborator and friend. Alejandro and Lyanno remain a dream duo, their alluring vocals making this collaboration all the more irresistible. Brray gives this track a street edge with his laid-back flow. Alejandro will continue to rule the dance floor with “Lokera” in his arsenal. “Rauw is my brother from another mother,” Lyanno told LATINA. “We dreamed of this together, and with everything that’s happening becoming reality, I’m really happy for him.”

CNCO and Kenia OS, “Plutón”

CNCO shocked the world last week when the band announced its intention to split up. Members Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Zabdiel De Jesús, and Christopher Vélez plan to go their separate ways after working together for the next year and a half. Until then, CNCO is continuing to release new music. The quartet teamed up with Kenias OS for the Latin pop bop “Plutón.” Since releasing her debut album “Cambios de Luna” earlier this year, OS has become one of Mexico’s top pop stars. Backed by snappy beats, CNCO and OS trade verses about a romance that feels out-of-this-world. CNCO and OS are a dream team with this breezy and heavenly love song.