Viva Friday Playlist: The Best New Latin Music by Jessie Reyez, Carlos Vives & More


This week on the Viva Friday playlist, listen to Jessie Reyez’s “Sola,” the “Hoy Tengo Tiempo” remix by Carlos Vives and Play-N-Skillz, and Farruko’s new song “Coolant.” Viva Friday is a compilation the best new songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors.

Jessie Reyez – "Sola"

Jessie Reyez's "Sola" gathers the acoustic sound the guitar with the singer’s sweet voice to culminate in a simple song with a powerful message. The lyrics express the feelings when a relationship is over because the family could not accept the romance. — Suzette Fernández

Carlos Vives – "Hoy Tengo Tiempo" (Play-N-Skillz remix)

Carlos Vives continues celebrating summer with his “Hoy Tengo Tiempo (Pinta Sensual).” This time around, the colorful mambo comes with a remix from Play-N-Skillz that dropped Friday (August 10). Listen to the track below that will surely keep you on your feet. — Jessica Roiz

Sebastian Yatra and Mau & Ricky – “Ya No Tiene Novio”

Sebastian Yatra joins forces with Mau & Ricky to release the “Ya No Tiene Novio” video, directed by Nuno Gomes, which shows in a funny way how couples change every minute. — SF

Farruko – “Coolant”

Farruko returns to his musical essence with "Coolant," which fuses reggae roots sounds with reggaeton beats and definitely fits the summer season. — SF

Carlos Rivera – "Regresame Mi Corazon"

As usual, Carlos Rivera delights us with heartfelt lyrics that anyone can relate to. His new single “Regresame Mi Corazon” is that plus a fusion mariachi and flamenco, with a hint urban rhythms. Don’t miss out on the Mexican singer dancing flamenco (watch below). — JR

Ximena Sariñana – “Que Tiene”

Leaving prejudgments and criticisms aside, Ximena Sariñana’s new single “¿Qué Tiene?” (translated as “So What?”) defies self-sabotage and the preconceived notions imposed on women. Sariñana returns to the music scene with the first single her fourth studio album (due in 2019) amidst a new stage in her life: motherhood. “Que Tiene?” is a tune where the freshness the fusion pop, R&B, urban and alternative elements reigns, but also where self-acceptance and freedom take precedence. — Pamela Bustios

Danny Ocean – "Epa Wei"

Ever since his 2016 song “Me Rehuso” became a worldwide success, Danny Ocean has been on the mission making music for any celebration. Staying true to his essence, the 26-year-old Venezuelan singer, songwriter and producer just dropped a catchy English-language track called “Epa Wei." It's the perfect tune to enjoy your last days summer. — JR