First Stream Latin: Enrique Iglesias Returns With ‘Final, Vol. 1′ Album, Plus More New Music
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Enrique Iglesias, Final (Vol. 1) (Sony Music International)
Seven years after releasing Sex & Love, Spanish pop star Enrique Iglesias is back with part one of his FINAL album, which he had previously announced could be his last one. The 11-track set includes previously released hits that date back to 2015, including the Nicky Jam-assisted “El Perdón,” to his latest summer anthem “Me Pasé” with Farruko. As for the five never-before-heard tracks on the album, standouts include “Te Fuiste,” a team-up with Myke Towers produced by Ovy on the Drums, and “Pendejo,” released alongside a music video. “Te Fuiste” starts slow with prickly guitars but quickly builds momentum powered by a reggaeton beat, just in time for Myke Towers’ entrance. Meanwhile, “Pendejo,” which translates to stupid, finds a regretful Iglesias wanting to rekindle a relationship with a girl who had broken his heart. According to Iglesias, there will be a second part to FINAL. “It might be my final album,” Iglesias said during an Instagram Live earlier this month. “It’s not something that I have been thinking about for the past few months. It’s something that I have been thinking about for the past few years. There’s going to be Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, but they’re final. I’m in that moment in my life, that chapter in my life, where I think it’s the right time to put it out and I’ve been thinking about this since 2015.” — GRISELDA FLORES