Viva Friday Playlist: New Music by Alejandro Sanz, Nicky Jam, Raymix & More


Viva Friday is a compilation of the perfect new songs, albums and movies advisable by Billboard Latin editors.

Raymix feat. ATL - “Sola”

Following swift success with the hit single “Oye Mujer,” which included a Juanes remix collaboration, electrocumbia DJ and songwriter Raymix is again with “Sola,” that includes viral expertise ATL. The tune resumes the Mexican artist’s willpower to proceed cumbia’s widespread recognition, making use of his personal ways: mixing electronica with conventional Mexican cumbia to make a hybrid sound -- one which maybe has been neglected. Raymix and ATL’s vocals in “Sola” flirt in unison with the keyboards, synthesizers, percussive samples and rhythm field from its inception. -- PAMELA BUSTIOS

Marger - Inmortal

Armed with highly effective torch singer vocals, singer/songwriter Marger has delivered an album of authentic materials and American requirements tailored to Spanish. Songs like “Al fin” (“At final,” initially recorded by Etta James) and “Sola” (the difference of Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind”) get renditions in Spanish with soulful vocal preparations which might be devoted to the unique spirit of the songs, but stream of their new Spanish variations. An eminently musical album. -- LEILA COBO


Various artists - Music Inspired by the Film Roma

The Oscar-nominated film Roma’s soundtrack album is a set of zesty pop songs, romantic ballads and acid-rock tracks that have been widespread in Mexico within the early 1970s. Now comes Music Inspired by the Film Roma, a conceptual companion album for Alfonso Cuar√≥n’s movie that includes artists starting from Beck and DJ Shadow to Billie Eilish. Logically, some Latinx artists are included right here, notably Jessie Reyez, whose cumbia-peppered “Con el Viento” has a charming acoustic reggaeton vibe in vocals that outline what Latin pop ought to be now. Caf√© Tacvba’s Quique Rangel references the movie’s classic songs together with his intense “La Hora Exacta.” “Cumbia del Borras” from Mexico City’s Sonido Gallo Negro is a tribute to the prolifically pooping canine within the film, an amusing break from the introspective fare on this disjointed album. The sister duo Ibeyi made their homage for Cleo, the home servant on the middle of the movie. “Cleo Who Takes Care of You” -- an acceptable sentiment, however the music is only a shadow of Ibeyi’s extra highly effective work. -- JUDY CANTOR-NAVAS

3BallMTY, Chay√≠n Rubio & Lucky Bossi - “Quisiera Tenerte”

3BallMTY is again within the sport with new music, however this time, they're dipping their toes in city waters. The Monterrey-based DJ group, recognized for his or her indistinguishable sound of tribal-guarachero (EDM fusions with Regional Mexican sounds) has dropped “Quisiera Tenerte,” that includes Chayin Rubio and Lucky Bossi. Keeping true to their Latin home beats and including a aptitude of reggaeton, the brand new manufacturing brings to the forefront Mexico’s shining city scene. -- JR

Alejandro Sanz & Nicky Jam – "Back within the City"

Alejandro Sanz and Nicky Jam have joined forces to drop “Back within the City.” Surprising each fanbases, the one shouldn't be a romantic ballad or reggaeton observe, however quite a sultry fusion of tropical sounds, reminiscent of mambo, pop, flamenco and hints of city. The single, which incorporates a pattern of Celia Cruz’s “Por Si Acaso No Regreso,” tells the relatable story of people that needed to go away their dwelling nation and, inevitably, want to return. “Back within the City” is Sanz’s second single from his upcoming album #ElDisco. -- JR

Intocable - “Beso Incompleto”

Celebrating 25 years of music, Intocable is releasing brand-new music for his or her loyal followers. The Norte√Īo musical group launched the lyric video for his or her single “Beso Incompleto,” a part of their upcoming album Percepci√≥n, set to launch on March 15. The single, which is a recent fusion of Latin rock and Tejano sounds, is a heartfelt observe about one’s eternally love. -- JR

Barbott - “Find Us”

The distinction is stark between Barcelona’s Barbott and their rock influences, The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. Their high-pitched guitar riffs, heavy bass line and uncooked mechanical drum strokes concoct a listening expertise virtually acquainted. Yet, on “Find Us,” their first all-Spanish single from their upcoming album, the indie rock band opts to oscillate between gentle and darkish pop-rock. Flanked by Albert Iribarne’s synth keyboard pulses, Josep M√©ndez’s energetic drum thumps and Mart√≠ Rosel√≥’s squalling guitar beats, lead singer Guillem Sala’s vocals enter subtly and transport one right into a labyrinth of irrepressible vibrations with catchy choruses nicely belted by Marc Bertran’s bass tabs, which decide up the tempo because the music progresses. -- PB

iZaak feat. Brray & Chris Wandell - “Hey Shorty 2”

Honoring the development the place the brand new era of artists is releasing their very own model of old-school classics, iZaak dropped “Hey Shorty 2.” The colourful city bop is a remake of Randy’s 2007 single “Shorty,” which was a part of the Casa de Leones album. Joining iZaak on this recent regggaeton observe are rising city artists Brray and Chris Wandell, giving us a style of the brand new enthralling voices within the trade. -- JR

Jason Cerda feat. Papayo - “Ay Amor”

Jason Cerda is again with a brand new sound and single "Ay Amor" with Venezuelan artist Papayo. The music is a fusion of tropical sounds with reggaeton and it's about ardour and want from the "different man's" perspective. -- SUZETTE FERNANDEZ

Luis Fonsi - “Sola”

Every week after releasing his album Vida, Luis Fonsi dropped a video for the "Sola" English model. In the clip, Luis Fonsi finds the lady of his life and does no matter it takes to stick with her. -- SF

Carlos Baute & Joey Montana - “Perdido”

Venezuelan singer Carlos Baute joined forces with Joey Montana to launch "Perdido," produced by Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo. "'Perdido' describes the sensation when one is misplaced and loopy in love and hopes to win again the particular person they love as a result of they suppose and really feel that it's their solely method out," Baute mentioned. -- SF