Rauw Alejandro, “Todo De Ti” (Sony Music Latin)
A departure from his signature urban-leaning sonority, Rauw Alejandro produced a dance-pop observe with summer anthem likely. Developed by Mr. NaisGai, “Todo De Ti” allows Alejandro to clearly show off not only his dancing abilities and roller-skating techniques, but also his chameleonic skills to change gears and go from difficult-core reggaeton to a sweet, groovy pop tune. Spreading ’80s dance-ground nostalgia, the monitor is accompanied by an atmospheric movie directed by Marlon Peña. Enjoy for smooth dance moves and a cameo by 4-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal who joins Alejandro and organization in a skating ring dance struggle. — GRISELDA FLORES
Nella, Doce Margaritas (Sony Audio Latin)
Nella’s superpower is a sweet-but-throaty voice that cuts via the litter with compelling class. No speculate the Venezuelan singer received the Latin Grammy for finest new artist in 2019. And no question that, irrespective of her youth, she’s eschewed reggaeton for a jazzy pop design and style laced with Spanish touches that will allow her voice to float about easy-however-rhythmically intricate arrangements. Nella is a protégé of acclaimed Spanish producer Javier Limón, who penned and created most of this sophomore album. Even though there is a lot more “commercial” fare, like the uptempo opening monitor and single “Solita,” manufactured by Julio Reyes, and “Volare” together with Pedro Capó, Nella is at her best when she will get introspective. “De Vez en Cuando,” established in excess of a solo piano that in the beginning evokes the short parts of Spanish composer Enrique Granados and then devolves into a Cuban son, is sheer attractiveness. This is a set to savor with time and possibly some cognac. — LEILA COBO
Danny Felix, “Con Sinceridad” (UMG Recordings/Fonovisa)
Danny Felix is an up-and-coming regional urban singer-songwriter and producer you really should not rest on. After penning and/or creating music for Natanael Cano, Luis Coronel and Karol G, to title a several, the Phoenix-based mostly artist provides his new single “Con Sinceridad.” As 1 of the exponents of the lure corridos motion, Felix stays faithful to his impressive mariachi tumbado fusions charged with captivating requintos and bass undertones. In “Con Sinceridad,” he sings about a poisonous romance that has appear to its conclude. — J.R.
Adriana Ríos, “Ahí Va La Loca” (AfinArte Audio)
Increasing regional Mexican artist Adriana Ríos puts her experienced and highly effective vocals at the forefront in her new mariachi-run ranchera monitor “Ahí Va La Loca.” Penned by the Tijuana-born artist, the song is about a self-assured woman who’s developed up the braveness to close a harmful connection. “If I locate out the real truth, know that I will never ever forgive you,” she sings boldly. — G.F.
Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho & Christian Nodal, Recordando a una Leyenda (JG Tunes/Universal Songs Mexico)
6 decades following regional Mexican star Ariel Camacho died in a car accident in his native Sinaloa, Mexico, his band Los Plebes del Rancho de Ariel Camacho keeps his new music and legacy alive, dropping a joint album with Christian Nodal dubbed Recordando a una Leyenda. Born during the quarantine lockdown and recorded in 3 times, the 10-track established is an homage to nine of Camacho’s timeless hits in addition to their primary collaboration “2 Veces,” which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart this week and entered leading 10 on Latin Airplay. The album fuses Los Plebes’ distinctive sierreño audio with Nodal’s innovative ranchero and mariachi melodies. “It’s been a enormous obligation,” founding member César Sánchez tells Billboard. “There’s been numerous ups and downs but we continue to evolve and give it our all. We’re all conscious that Ariel is observing us from above and that he’s extremely very pleased of us for not allowing his boat sink.” Standout tracks on Recordando a una Leyenda, as proposed by the group alone, incorporate “Por No Perderte te Perdí,” “Ya Lo Supere,” “Amarga Derrota” and concentrate track “Hablemos.” — J.R.
Leonel García, 45 RPM (Sony Tunes Mexico)
Mexican singer-songwriter Leonel García released his eighth studio album as a soloist titled 45RPM, and even though 22 tunes might appear to be like a ton, it’s value listening to from starting to conclude. García starts off the album with a 17-next intro, a meditation-like soundscape that cleanses and prepares the head for the following 21 tracks that cleanse your soul, enabling for reflection on self-enjoy, poisonous masculinity and associations. 45 RPM, the title derived from the most common variety of the vinyl solitary and its enjoy pace, artfully fuses García’s signature sounds this kind of as pop, R&B and soul. The album is generally Garcia but functions a handful of collaborations with artists this kind of as Ximena Sariñana and Pedro Capó. — G.F.
Pepe Aguilar, “Traigo Ganas” (Equinoccio Records)
After venturing into Latin rock and pop ballads, Pepe Aguilar returns to his roots in new solitary “Traigo Ganas.” A fast-paced mariachi with genuine lyrics, “Traigo Ganas,” which in English signifies “I have desires,” tells the story of a man who would like to slide in like yet again in spite of getting no luck in enjoy. “I want to enjoy and to be loved/ I acquired rid of a harmful adore/ I want to appreciate, for a person to tame me/ Because I’m exhausted of the bars,” claims element of the song. In a previous interview with Billboard, Aguilar stated he’s operating on a new album with intimate rancheras. “I have not worked on a little something with mariachi in six yrs,” he admitted. “Traigo Ganas” is a preview of what lovers can hope. — J.R.
Juan Pablo Vega, Juan Pablo Vega (Warner New music Mexico)
Colombian singer-songwriter Juan Pablo Vega is greatest identified in some circles as a producer. Right after all, he helmed Debi Nova’s Grammy-nominated album 3:33, which also gained the Latin Grammy for very best engineered album last yr. But Vega is a recording artist in his have suitable who is more and more unafraid of taking dangers in his off-center pop. His self-titled sophomore album drives the stage household, such as an all-instrumental keep track of, “El Vacile del Tío,” dedicated to his bass player, along with tracks like “Eso Que Me Das” with Estemán, which blends disco with Brazilian beats, and the Beatles-esque “Joderlo Todo.” It is really eclectic but still cohesive, atmospheric but highly melodic. And a great instance of the variety that can still be observed in very good pop. — L.C.