Stop what you’re doing and listen to Bad Bunny’s album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’

Waiting for Bad Bunny’s A Verano Sin Ti the album is finished. To tease the highly anticipated album in video footage featuring Spanish actor Mario Casas and Benito’s IRL girlfriend Gabriela Berlingeri to list one classified ad online who previewed a single via an automated phone call, Benito finally released his fourth solo album on May 6. Not only did he release the album, he released the music video for “Moscow Mule.” And the wait was worth it.

Featuring two sides mostly produced by Tainy and MAG, the Caribbean-inspired album takes the listener through the multiple iterations of Benito’s musical career: from giving his OG fans the trap and reggaeton he’s known for in the experimentation with new genres. The album kicks off in a dreamy state with “Moscow Mule”, which has an almost nostalgic feel that immerses you in the universe of this record. We then hear ‘Después De La Playa’, which gives us an energetic mambo, zumba-ready beat – something completely different than what we’re used to from the Puerto Rican icon.

Other A-side highlights include the album’s first collaboration with Chencho Corleone on “Me Porto Bonito,” which gives us a reggaeton-infused dembow. “Titi Me Pregunto” brings a faster BPM until the last half of the track, turning into a trap. On “Yo No Soy Celoso,” Benito shares a fun acoustic song that transitions into a more jazzy coffeeshop tune. Before the A-side reaches its end, we discover another highlight of the album – “Neverita”, featuring a hint of house music mixed with a trap track. We then listen to the long-awaited reggaeton collaboration with Puerto Rican-American Tony Dize, “La Corriente”. The A-side then ends with Rauw Alejandro’s feature-length “Party”, a sultry reggaeton beat that outlines explicit things one can do at an after-party with the two artists – but not before an outro. of Javis El Descarriado.

The B-side begins with a perfectly suited wave intro on “Aguacero,” where Benito shows off his sultry side. “Ensenñame Bailar” then features a merengue-like rhythm. The album continues with an emotional collaboration with Bomba Estéreo on “Ojitos Lindos”, showing another side of the Puerto Rican artist. Li Saumet of Bomba Estéreo shared in a written statement: “Benito has such a clear idea of ​​what he wants and he is open to exploring new ideas, without fear. I appreciate that so much in an artist.

Next we have a TBT moment featuring Benito’s initial trap signature flow in addition to the nostalgic lyrics of “Dos Mil 16”. With “El Apagón,” he gives us a Puerto Rican anthem that begins as an ode describing his hometown and quickly turns into a club banger. “Otro Atardecer” then features the Marias’ distinctive ethereal vocals in harmony with Bad Bunny.

Other B-side highlights include “Andrea,” featuring Buscabulla and continuing the Caribbean theme. This track takes listeners on an experimental synth-pop journey. “‘Andrea’ portrays a young Puerto Rican woman of today and expresses her struggles without being condescending or preachy, but complex and nuanced,” Buscabulla explained of the collaboration in a written statement.

Alongside the album release, Bad Bunny also released a music video for “Moscow Mule,” showing us the Puerto Rican singer enjoying his time with an intimate lover to the point of baring it all with her.

It is without hesitation that A Verano Sin Ti serves as yet another demonstration of how Bad Bunny puts his island first by showcasing Puerto Rican talent, regardless of what genre the artist is known for. With seven collaborations – most of which are Puerto Rican talents and women – El Conejo Malo continues to share his stardom without settling for what is expected of him. He continues to serve YHLQMDLG. And does it well.

Watch the music video for “Moscow Mule” below.

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