Bad Bunny and J Balvin
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J Balvin & Bad Bunny Drop Surprise Album 'Oasis,' Release Sensual Single "Que Pretendes"
J Balvin and Bad Bunny, two of the biggest forces of next-generation reggaeton, have released a surprise album together that promises to dominate the summer. Their first single, "Que Pretendes," is a sensual opener revealing what we already know about these two global stars: They know how to deliver a catchy pop song that will get you swaying.
Oasis is an eight-track album featuring collaborations with Nigerian singer Mr Eazi and Enanitos Verdes' Marciano Cantero. The album dropped with a video for "Que Pretendes," a song about an ex who just can't let go.
"What are you doing calling me this late," sings J Balvin at the beginning of the video, which is set in a tropical dance oasis. "You know exactly what to do to get me tangled up/ But this time it's too late."
Bad Bunny opens up with a verse that speaks to today's digital dating culture: "Erased you from Snapchat, erased you from Facebook, erased you from Instagram, erased you from my life," he says.
Collaborations have been a driving factor in reggaeton's global success and Oasis has been something that has been long in the works, Bad Bunny said in a statement.
"Oasis is a transcendant and refreshing album. It comes to rescue you, to give you some relief," the Puerto Rican rapper said. "Working with J Balvin has been without a doubt an experience like no other, I've always admired and respected him and we've had an excellent vibe throughout this process."
The love is mutual, according to Balvin: "I'm proud to say I love Bad Bunny, we always seem to be on the same wave length."
The Colombian artist added that the album was more than mutual love; it is meant to celebrate their culture while staying "humble."
"I've been traveling all over the world these last few months and every time I feel it starts to get overwheling, I've been able to listen to the songs we've created and instantly transport myself 'home,' to our personal small musical paradise."