First Stream Latin: Randy’s Album, Anitta & Saweetie’s Collab, Plus More New Music
First Stream Latin is a compilation of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by the Billboard Latin editors. Check out this week’s picks below.
Randy, Romances De Una Nota 2021, Vol. 2 (Randy Nota Loca)
Randy of famed reggaeton duo Jowell y Randy has launched his solo project Romances de Una Nota 2021, Vol. 2, released four years after Vol. 1. On this 18-track set, it’s evident that Randy had creative liberty, focusing heavily on R&B above all. “No Exit,” “Las Nubes” featuring De La Ghetto, and focus track “Loquita” with Jay Wheeler are some of the best examples of the sultry R&B fusions found on this album. Randy also taps into chill EDM melodies as heard on “Remember” with The Martinez Brothers, his take on the 1991 Michael Jackson classic “Remember the Time.” Of course, it wouldn’t be a Randy album without some reggaeton, as heard in Zion-assisted “Baila Baila” and the pure perreo on “23” featuring Ape Drums. Other collaborations on this galactic album include Rauw Alejandro, Lenny Tavarez, Dalex and Justin Quiles, to name a few, and wraps up with a stripped-down romantic ballad called “Amor a Ciegas.”