Welcome to LATINA’s weekly roundup of the best new music. This week’s list includes Shakira’s diss track about her ex Gerard Piqué, Jessie Reyez’s epic collaboration with Sam Smith and Koffee, and Kany García’s new video with Abel Pintos.
Also on the list: Tini teams up with La Joaqui and Steve Aoki, María Becerra goes soulful in “Desafiando El Destino,” and Chesca drops a dreamy duet with Dalex. Plus, Matisse’s Melissa Robles joins Carlos Rivera in “Un Viaje a Todas Partes” and Kenia Os takes aim at men who aren’t right for her in “Good Boy.”
Shakira and Bizarrap, “BZRP Music Sessions #53”
As we’ve seen all over social media this week, Shakira has roasted her ex Gerard Piqué in the new single “BZRP Music Sessions #53.” The Colombian icon teamed up with Argentine producer Bizarrap for a sizzling kiss-off anthem. In the electronica track, Shakira takes direct aim at Piqué, naming him in a pun with the Spanish word “salpique,” or “splash” in English. She also seemingly names Piqué’s current girlfriend Clara Chía Marti with the clever wordplay of “clara-mente,” or “clearly” in English. Shakira best summed up her empowering banger with the lyric: “Women don’t cry anymore/Women get paid.”
Tini, La Joaqui, and Steve Aoki, “Muñecas”
Tini is all about girl power in her new single “Muñecas.” The Argentine pop star teamed up with another rising singer from her country, La Joaqui. Tini takes her sound into the future with DJ Steve Aoki, who produced the track. He blends the cumbia beats that Tini is known for with a grimy electronic edge. Tini and La Joaqui trade verses about living their best lives in the fierce club banger. The song will be included on Tini’s next album which is due out next month.
Sam Smith, Koffee, and Jessie Reyez, “Gimme”
Jessie Reyez joined forces with Sam Smith for their new single “Gimme.” The Colombian-Canadian singer gets into a dancehall groove with Smith and Jamaican rapper Koffee. In the sexy track, Reyez harmonizes with Smith’s soulful voice, and sings the addictive chorus where she repeats, “Gimme what I want.” Koffee comes through with a fiery guest verse and the Jamaican authenticity that bedroom banger needs. Reyez will be the opening act for the North American leg of Smith’s Gloria Tour this summer.
Kany García and Abel Pintos, “Mi Plan De Vida”
Kany García celebrates love in her new music video for “Mi Plan De Vida.” The Puerto Rican singer-songwriter teamed up with Abel Pintos for the feel-good love song on her album “El Amor Que Merecemos.” García originally collaborated with the Argentine artist seven years ago for her song “Aquí.” In the tropical track, the two singers trade heartfelt verses about showering their loved ones with romance. On the message behind their collaboration, García told LATINA, “This song speaks of a beautiful love, of those that we all long for at some point and to which we are accustomed to sing.”
Carlos Rivera and Melissa Robles, “Un Viaje a Todas Partes”
Carlos Rivera teamed up with fellow Mexican singer Melissa Robles for the studio version of his song “Un Viaje a Todas Partes.” The heartfelt ballad feels more epic and soulful in this new iteration. Rivera trades loving verses with the Matisse singer about looking back on a romance’s journey. About working with Rivera, Robles told LATINA, “It’s a beautiful song. While we were recording the video at La Marquesa, I had to hold back the urge to cry. I am moved by what Carlos wrote and I feel very honored that he invited me to accompany him.”
María Becerra, “Desafiando El Destino”
María Becerra is showing a vulnerable side to her artist with “Desafiando El Destino.” The soulful ballad is a bonus track on her second album “La Nena De Argentina.” In the heartfelt track, she sings about defying all the odds to be with the one she loves. On the inspiration behind the song, Becerra told LATINA, “I wrote this ballad for my parents. With this letter, and when it comes to the people I love, I intend to rebel against destiny, rebel against what is natural, the passing of life, the passing of the years.”
Kenia Os, “Good Boy”
Kenia Os is taking aim at men who are wasting her time with her new single “Good Boy.” The song is from the Mexican pop star’s recent album “K23.” She blends disco-pop beats with a trap music edge. In the kiss-off banger, Os sings about exposing men for the “f**k boys” that they are. You can bet Os will perform her anthem on her first U.S. tour kicking off next month.
Chesca and Dalex, “Easy”
Rising Puerto Rican singer Chesca joins forces with Dalex for her new single “Easy.” In the alluring reggaeton romp, she trades verses with Dalex about feeling at ease with a lover in the bedroom. The song interpolates Wisin y Yandel and Romeo Santos’ classic “Noche De Sexo” during Dalex’s slick guest verse. About the vibe of their collaboration, Chesca told LATINA, “This is a song to enjoy and dance to. The lyrics are intense but also happy and very sensual.”
LATINA’s New Music Picks are published every Monday.