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Alicia Civita

New Latin Music: A Wave of Collaborations with Christian Nodal & Peso Pluma, Maluma & J Balvin

MIAMI - This week has seen a remarkable surge in collaborations within the Latin music scene. Christian Nodal and Peso Pluma have united to create "La Intención," while the renowned duo of Maluma and J Balvin have introduced their latest hit, "Gafas Negras" (Black Sunglasses).

Both tracks received significant promotion, stirring considerable excitement. Meanwhile, "Faldas y Gistros" emerged as an unforeseen treat, brought to life by the talented trio of Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez and Anitta.

"La Intención" by Christian Nodal, featuring Peso Pluma is a fusion of classic corrido tumbado with a romantic yet edgier theme. Nodal, renowned for his mariacheño style—a blend of mariachi and norteño—brings a distinctive softness to the track, especially when handling the bemols (flats in musical terms) and the raw elements typical of corrido tumbado. Peso Pluma's contribution adds a contrasting, powerful edge, complementing Nodal's softer tones.

The collaboration between Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez and Anitta is the epitome of fun in urban music. While replicating the enormous success of "Envolver," a previous collaboration between Quiles and Anitta, might seem daunting, their new track "Faldas y Gistros" emerges as a more than worthy successor.

Unfortunately, Maluma and J Balvin seem too comfortable in "Gafas Oscuras." The song doesn't offer anything new other than another glimpse of the two biggest male stars from Medellín together.

New Latin music albums

Colombian reggaeton's rising sensation, Blessd, has eagerly unveiled his latest album, "Se sabe." The album is highlighted by an eagerly awaited collaboration with none other than his parcero Feid. The standout track of the album, "Si sabe Ferxxo," is a quintessential embodiment of Medellín's vibrant urban sound. The album also includes featurings with Peso Pluma, Ryan Castro, Bryant Myers, Hades66, Jory Boy, YOVNGCHIMI, Neutro Shorty, NLE Choppa, Pirlo, and Leka El Poeta.

Spanish urban diva Bad Gyal released her debut album titled "La Joya" (The Jewel, in Catalan, her mother language). The ambicious album includes production from El Guincho, MAG, Merca Bae, Nely El Arma Secreta, Sky Rompiendo, Scott Storch, and many more.

El flaco Marc Anthony dropped an unexpected traditional bachata this week with the name of "Punta Cana," while the legendary Panamanian band Los Rabanes released "Los hombres también lloran," an emotional song with none other than iconic Emilio Estefan.

Also, in a transcendental collaboration for Latin music, Kany García and Carla Morrison created magic on their first single together. "Que Vuelva" embodies the talent of these two Latina powerhouses.

New Latin music songs that deserve to be on your January 2024 playlist

Christian Nodal, Peso Pluma - "La intención"

Blessd, Feid - "Si sabe Ferxxo"

Maluma , J Balvin - "Gafas negras"

Justin Quiles, Anitta, Lenny Tavarez - "Faldas y Gistros"

Piso 21, Edén Muñoz - "Bandido"

Kany García, Carla Morrison - "Que vuelva"

Ramón Vega , Lasso - "La Mexicana"

Marc Anthony - Punta Cana

Bacilos - "Anoche"

León Leiden, Danny Lux - "Awitado"

Abraham Mateos, Omar Montes - "Falsos Recuerdos"

Paloma Mami, Marcianeke & Ithan NY - "Dosis"

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