Bad Bunny released a new album on Friday just in time to usher in the summer. “Un Verano Sin Ti” is a beachy, Caribbean-inspired collage of sunshine and good energy everywhere. It’s an album about heartbreak, but with a soft, optimistic undertone that fits the overall purpose. “Broken heart, but they’re happy. He’s happy,” Bad Bunny told Zane Lowe on “New Music Daily” when asked if the album was about heartbreak. He is not the summer that cries or is cejandose. He enjoys being alone.’ According to him, the album is meant to give off a “good vibe”. “I think this is the happiest album of my career,” the singer added.
The album’s release comes with little notice, though there were Easter eggs along the way. In late April, Bad Bunny used his birth name, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio, to place an ad for a white $3.5 million 2019 Bugatti Chiron 110 Anniversary, along with a phone number. When fans called the song, they heard a snippet of a song from the album along with a text message in Spanish that translates to “Hello! Thanks for calling. There’s very little time left before the album comes out. I can’t don’t say the date yet. But I can tell you the name: ‘Un Verano Sin Ti (A Summer Without You).'”
In retrospect, the musician began hinting at the project in January via a series of short Instagram clips, mostly involving an ongoing joke about his girlfriend, Gabriela Berlingeri, hanging out on the beach all summer with actor Mario Casas while Bad Bunny was out. hiding in the studio. It seems all that time has paid off, as “Un Verano Sin Ti” is full of the kind of earwigs it’s known for. His unique role in shaping, popularizing and modernizing reggaeton and Latin trap and his dedication to elevating new artists in the genre also shine on the album.
It’s been a big week for Bad Bunny, but then again, the artist is no stranger to huge success. The story of his rise from grocery-packing in the small town of Vera Baja, Puerto Rico, to Spotify’s most-streamed artist in the world is legendary, and the artist continues to push boundaries. In March, he announced that he was co-starring with Brad Pitt in the movie ‘Bullet Train’ and most recently made his Met Gala debut. He will also play the titular wrestler in the upcoming Marvel movie “El Muerto,” making him the first Latinx actor to take center stage in a live-action Marvel movie.
Listen ahead to “A Summer Without You”.
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