New music picks: Demi Lovato, Julieta Venegas, Silvana Estrada and more

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new LATIN music. This week’s list includes Demi Lovato’s “29” making waves online, the long-awaited collaboration between Anitta and Missy Elliot, and beautiful songs from Mexican singers Julieta Venegas and Silvana Estrada.

Also on the list: Nicole Zignago is dating Sofía Reyes and Colombian singer Feid celebrates his birthday. Also, Victoria La Mala teams up with Selena’s band members and Camilo teams up with Grupo Firme.

Demi Lovato, “29”

Demi Lovato is back with her new album “Holy Fvck”. (This month, he started using her/his pronouns besides them/them.) Along with the LP’s release, he also released a lyric video for his latest single, “29”. Lovato returns to her pop-rock roots as she sings about a relationship with a huge age gap. The explanatory letter perhaps allude to to how Lovato met her ex Wilmer Valderrama at 17 when he was 29. The couple didn’t make it. start going out until Lovato was 18 years old. “Finally at 29, it’s funny like you were at that time,” Lovato said. The surprising power ballad has it began conversations on TikTok about preparing relationships. More than a decade into her music career, Lovato proves she can still strike a chord with her words as she sings her heart out like no other.

Julieta Venegas, “A Tu Orilla”

Julieta Venegas continues with the release of new singles with “En Tu Orilla”. Earlier this year, the Mexican singer-songwriter returned with the funky “Mismo Amor.” He then followed with the haunting “Walking Solo”. At first, “En Tu Orilla” was a cumbia-influenced song that producer Álex Anwandter transformed into a stunning synth-pop song. Venegas’ sweet love song was inspired by the poem “Guárdame En Ti” by the Chilean writer Raúl Zurita. Anwandter’s electronic touch adds a fresh feel to the song, while the accordion brings a timeless sound. The video clip was shot in Buenos Aires by Carmen Rivera. When creating the video, Venegas told LATINA: “I really like that water, the moon and nature are present in the video. I think it gives it a lot of magic, and it makes me think the shoreof that person whom I ask in the song to let me stay there forever.”

Anitta and Missy Elliott, “Lobby”

The long awaited collaboration between Anitta and Missy Elliott is finally here! The Brazilian superstar began teasing her deluxe edition album “Versions of Me” earlier this month with music videos for “Gata” and “El Que Espera” featuring Maluma. He saved the best for last with “Lobby” featuring Elliott. Anitta embraces a funky disco-pop sound as she sings about intense, intense romance. Elliott slides into the middle and turns up the heat with his odd guest verse. The catchy “Lobby” shows that Anitta can raise the roof in any language. Regarding the collaboration with Elliott, Anitta he said LATINA, “The lady was a great surprise! She’s like, wow! A queen! Such a humble person. I loved it.”

Silvana Estrada, “Toasts”

Silvana Estrada is having a breakthrough year thanks to his album “Marchita”. The Mexican singer-songwriter keeps the momentum going with her upcoming EP “Abrazo.” The EP contains both songs recorded during the “Marchita” sessions and newly recorded songs. Estrada is teasing the EP with his new single, “Brindo.” Supported by the soft touch of his guitar, the artist raises a glass to the beauty of life. Regarding his inspiration for the soulful ballad, he told LATINA, “I needed a song that would encompass the feeling that floods me every time I think about my path and my work. The idea of ​​creating human connections in through music”. The “Abrazo” EP will be released on September 21st. Around the same time, his tour will land in the United States.

Nicole Zignago and Sofia Reyes, “Cor Fred”

Nicole Zignago will act as an artist alongside Sofia Reyes, with whom she previously wrote several hit songs. The Peruvian singer-songwriter teamed up with Reyes for her new single “Corazón Frío.” Zignago previously co-wrote Reyes’ global hits “1, 2, 3” and “Casualidad” on the Mexican singer’s latest album “Mal De Amores.” Longtime friends and collaborators join forces for Zignago’s synth-pop anthem. Zignago and Reyes exchange verses about moving on from past relationships that left them feeling cold. In the music video, after discovering that their ex-partners have moved in together, the two women break into the house and let out their frustrations. This girl-power moment leads to a feel-good pop song that feels cathartic.

Feid, “Happy Cumpleanos Ferxxo”

Happy Birthday, Feid! The Colombian singer-songwriter celebrated his 30th birthday by releasing his new single “Feliz Cumpleaños Ferxxo”. Embracing “Ferxxo,” another name Feid goes by his fans. Backed by atmospheric reggaeton beats, he pours his heart out to an ex that’s still on his mind. “I know I’m drunk, but I remember how well we danced, baby,” he sings in Spanish. His brand of Medellin sentimental reggaeton achievements on a different level in this haunting club. In the music video, Feid revealed through a birthday cake that his next album will be released on December 1st.

Victoria La Mala, “Tenme Por”

For her “Tenme Miedo” music video, Victoria La Mala joined forces with legends Chris Perez and Joe Ojeda, both members of Selena’s band Los Dinos. Victoria La Mala combines the hip-hop edge of her music with the Tejano soul that Pérez and Ojeda brought to Los Dinos. She raps her comeback with a regional Mexican twist as she raps in Spanglish about being a strong and independent woman. “Fear me, I’ve earned everything I’ve got and you won’t disrespect me,” sings La Mala. She serves up a ferocious Latin power anthem. The VHS-like music video is inspired by the aesthetics of the 90s and 2000s. “Tenme Miedo” is one of the songs on Victoria La Mala’s “Soy Mala” EP.

Camilo and Grupo Firme, “Alaska”

Camilo continues with the release of his next album “De Adentro Pa Afuera”. On “Alaska,” the Colombian pop star teamed up with Mexican band Grupo Firme. Camilo’s Latin pop sound meets the band music of Grupo Firme. Camilo and Grupo Firme lead singer Eduin Caz trade verses about drinking away heartache at the bar over some beers. Caz told LATINA that he and Camilo clicked quickly: “The synergy was immediate. We exchanged lyrics and verses. It was there that, without saying much, we decided that we should join our talents to create some something new. Thus, “Alaska” was born, synonymous with joy, fun, passion, togetherness and celebration!” Mexican peda comes to life in the music video where Camilo parties in the back of a van with Grupo Firme while his wife, Evaluna Montaner, acts as designated driver. Camilo’s US tour kicks off on August 27th in New York City.

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