Blessd, Camilo, Sech and more – Billboard

First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the latin billboard editors. Check out this week’s picks below.

Blessd, “22h” (Warner Music Latina / JM World Music)

Medellín-born artist Blessd has surprised fans with a new effort dubbed ’10 PM’, led by producer The Prodigious. A song about two people who end up in a bar – one getting over an ex and the other ready for a one-night stand – “22h” is about revenge, sin and feeling of guilt, but at the same time, turning the page. Most notable is Blessd’s ability to merge Colombia Popular music genre (inspired by ranchera, mariachi and corridos) with hip-hop beats, and eventually transitioning into a sassy reggaetón groove. “22h” comes on the heels of Blessd who wins his very first Billboard #1 hit with the Justin Quiles and Lenny Tavarez-assisted “Medallo” topping the Latin Airplay chart. — JESSICA ROIZ

Camilo, “Pegao” (Sony Music Latin/Hecho A Mano Music)

Camilo surprised fans with “Pegao”, the third single from his upcoming new album From Adentro Pa Fuera. Written by Camilo, Edgar Barrera and Andrés Castro, this cheerful cumbia-pop track, influenced by Argentinian music cumbia villera and steeped in intense synthesizer and keyboard sound effects, reflects the happiness he is experiencing as a first-time father, marking his first song following the birth of his wife Evaluna’s baby, Indigo. The lyrics skillfully describe his desire to be permanently attached (pegao) to his newborn daughter. “Tied up like in a neighborhood church, tied up like a tongue in an iced glass, like in a city disco, everybody’s tied up, tied up, tied up, like a shirt on a sweaty body, like rice stuck to the cooker rice,” he sings. “I want to be by your side all day, tied, tied, tied to you, tied to you.” — INGRID FAJARDO

Marco Antonio Solís, “Mi Rechazo” (Music of Marbella)

After making a historic comeback with his bandmates Los Bukis and recently winning Best Latin Tour of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards, Mexican icon Marco Antonio Solís is blessing fans with new music. “Mi Rechazo”, a majestic ranchera accompanied by a mariachi, is a new track presented in his EP Que Ganas de Verte, which includes two previously unreleased songs, “Mi Rechazo” and “Ninguna Mujer”. Written and produced by Solís – who will be honored as Person of the Year at the Latin Grammys later this year – “Mi Rechazo” connects intimately and deeply, like all his songs, with bold lyrics about the courage to end a relationship that is no longer worthy of your time. “More than I gave you, I will give to the person who deserves it because they will be the opposite of you… you will feel my rejection, it will be inevitable”, he sings pathetically — GRISELDA FLORES

Sech, “Noche de Teteo” (RichMusic Inc.)

Sech is officially back – and yes, with another anthem for the ladies. Marking the Panamanian artist’s first single of 2022, “Noche de Teteo” (which loosely translates to “party night”) is dedicated to women coming out of relationships who just want to have a good time with friends. . “You’re too pretty to cry for an ugly dude / Don’t let him ruin your night / Get rid of him,” he sings in the chorus. But like Sech, he also sings about being the hero of the story and treating the lady with love and respect. Led by Dimelo Flow, Cerebro and John El Diver, the beats of “Noche de Teteo” combine mid-tempo reggaeton with innovative EDM melodies and a fast dembow. — J.R.

Deorro, Los Tucanes de Tijuana & Maffio, “Yo Las Pongo” (Ultra Records)

It’s the collaboration we didn’t know we needed. Deorro calls on Los Tucanes de Tijuana and Maffio for his new club-ready anthem “Yo Las Pongo,” which fuses his signature EDM beats with the norteño sound of Los Tucanes de Tijuana. The infectious and upbeat track, produced by the Mexican-American DJ and Los Tucanes, marks the first collaboration between the three artists. “Yo La Pongo” is a preview of Deorro’s upcoming album titled ORRO. —GF

Yotuel x Chris Tamayo feat. Emily Estefan, “Lambo en Varadero” (AP Global Publishing)

In a modern protest song, Yotuel teams up with Cuban newcomer Chris Tamayo and musician Emily Estefan for “Lambo en Varadero.” Produced by famed hitmaker Emilio Estefan, the track of salsa and Latin jazz fused with street hip-hop beats is nothing short of true Cuban power. Plus, it’s loaded with lyrics about dreams, hopes, and change: “Why do I want this fame? If what hurts is not being able to go back to Havana / Sharing these blessings with my friends / Walking the streets of my city that I know loves me,” Tamayo kicks off the song. The song refers to someone who wants to drive their Lambo to the seaside town of Varadero, but as Yotuel best describes it in a statement: “It’s the dream of all Cubans who want to live in freedom in their own country. , who don’t want to depend on a foreigner or have to emigrate to get what they want… this song dreams of a free Cuba… a Cuba in democracy “Lambo en Varadero” also presents the skills percussion by Emily Estefan. J.R.

Morat & Duki, “Paris” (Universal Music Spain)

Colombian band Morat teams up with Argentinian rapper Duki on “Paris,” a song that stays true to Morat’s sweet folk-pop essence and one that Duki engages perfectly with. Written by the band with Mauricio Rengifo and Andres Torres, this new track not only combines each of their distinct voices, but also speaks to the time in a relationship where you need to take care of yourself and be honest. “It’s you who gives me all the problems / It’s you, you asked for flowers, and you burn them / Don’t lie to yourself, the problem is you, and I must tell you that it’s because of you”, they chant. in the track. — IF

Luis Coronel, Dentro de mis Ojos (Empire Productions/Sony Music Latin)

Mexican-American artist Luis Coronel blesses fans with a new album, the fifth of his career where he makes his debut as a songwriter. The 11-track set, titled Dentro of Mis Ojos, features romantic ballads fueled by a Sinaloan band that serves as a canvas for the sobering lyrics about the 26-year-old’s love and heartbreak. The album kicks off with “Ahora Regresas”, a song that tells the end of a love story inspired by a fan’s breakup story. The opening track sets the mood for the rest of the LP, which finds a vulnerable Coronel going back and forth between allowing himself to fall in love and withdrawing from a toxic relationship. — GF

Sael, “Lucifer” (Black Koi Entertainment/Virgin Music US Latin)

Sael’s “Lucifer” is just another reason why you should have this Argentinian artist on your radar. Produced by Taiko, the song is a sultry yet cold reggaeton song, but what’s even more remarkable is Sael’s ability to play with his vocal arrangement. The up-and-coming talent, who recently joined El Guru and Yandel’s Rapeton List approved, is vulnerable on “Lucifer”, referring to the person who stole and broke his heart. “I remember when I raised you to heaven/ You turned my bed to hell/ You don’t know how much I love you,” he chants. — J.R.

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