Fusion recently profiled Sarai Isaura Gonzalez, the 11-year-old star of “Soy Yo,” Bomba Estereo’s latest music video. The young Latina became an internet sensation because of her unforgettable and confident performance and so, naturally, the news organization asked her to dish out some life advice to their viewers. She did not disappoint.
“It doesn’t matter what other people think about where you come from or how you look, it just matters what you think about yourself,” the wise-beyond-her-years girl said.
And while this might seem like pretty obvious advice, it’s actually much easier said than done. This little girl has figured out something that took us 20-some years to learn ourselves.
Bomba Esteréo is continuing their interesting roll-out for the upcoming album Deja. The Colombian group is teasing their LP with the release of the new EP Aire.
Bomba Esteréo is taking an unconventional approach to the rollout for their Deja album.
Bomba Esteréo first teased Deja in February with the Agua EP. The upcoming LP is split into parts that represent the four classical elements: earth, wind, water, and fire. The Agua EP includes three songs, including the funky electronic title track. Canadian-Colombian singer Lido Pimienta and Afro-Cuban duo OKAN feature in “Agua.”
“The album is about the connection and disconnection of human beings from the planet, from one’s own self,” said singer Liliana “Li” Saumet in a statement. “It’s about how we’re disconnected. More connected to electronic devices and virtual things than real things. So we decided to use the four elements, because they’re part of the equilibrium of human beings.”
Aire is the latest element to come from Deja.
The Aire EP is the second element released from the Deja album. Like air, Bomba Esteréo’s three new songs are lighter in sound. With the delicate touches of electronica, this latest collection of songs is out-of-this-world. Saumet sings about living in the present in the captivating standout “Ahora.” A refreshing tropical moment on the EP is “Se Acabó.”
The full Deja LP will arrive in July.
Bomba Esteréo’s Deja will be released on July 2. Before then, expect the rest of the element EPs in the coming months. The concept behind the highly-anticipated LP is just as interesting as the roll-out, according to Saumet.
“It’s an album that transmits joy, loss, exhilaration, and sadness all at once,” she added. “We made this album so you can dance to it at a club, but at the same time, it has a profound meaning. It’s meant for you to dance perreo with a conscience.”
Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.
Bomba Estéreo – “Deja”
Bomba Estéreo’s music video for “Deja” is a trippy adventure leading you to a hidden tropical paradise. Watch and it’ll make you wish you were going on vacation.
Mora x Jhay Cortez – “512”
Mora and Jhay Cortez get to work in a body shop while singing their new collab “512”. Shout out to la bandera de PR for making a special cameo in the video.
Ximena Sariñana – “A No Llorar”
Fields. Red dresses. Choreography. Ximena Sariñana continues to push boundaries with her music and looks for her new single “A No Llorar.”
BLESSD – “DE TODO”
Colombian rising rapper BLESSD dropped the music video for “DE TODO”, a retrospective look on his life through the lens of his younger self back in 2010, riding his bike through the streets of Medellín.
David Bisbal, Danna Paola – “Vuelve”
Filmed between their respective hometowns of Madrid and Mexico City, David Bisbal and Danna Paola explore the struggles of long-distance relationships in the music video for “Vuelve”.
Llane, Zion & Alvaro Diaz – “Presente Y Futuro”
Llane shows off his dance moves from staircases and balconies in the music video for “Presente Y Futuro”. Zion and Alvaro Diaz also join the Colombian singer with their verses for this chill collab.
Andry Kiddos – “No Eres Tú, Soy Yo”
Venezuelan rising star Andry Kiddos continues his animated music videos from his EP ‘Confíen En Mí’, this time around dropping tearjerker video for “No Eres Tú, Soy Yo.”
El Coyote The Show, Justin Quiles, Nio Garcia, De La Ghetto – “TODOS PERREANDO”
Reggaeton OG El Coyote The Show recruited Justin Quiles, Nio Garcia and De La Ghetto for a train ride with the destination to some heavy perreo.
HENAO – “CONTROL”
Houston-born Colombian-American artist Henao released the music video for her bilingual R&B single “CONTROL.”
Boza – “Ella”
Panamanian rising star Boza released the follow up to his latest hit “Hecha Pa’ Mi” with “Ella”. The music video will make you miss meeting someone at the bar, and the occasional bar fight.