Karol G is having a stellar 2023. Again in March, her fourth studio set ‘Mañana Será Bonito’ turned the primary all-Spanish-language album by a feminine artist to prime the Billboard 200 chart. Then earlier this month, following an look on the Barbie soundtrack, she made historical past once more as the primary Latina to headline the enduring Lollapalooza music pageant. So, who can blame the Colombian singer-songwriter for dropping album quantity 5 proper as she begins a triumphant US stadium tour?
As its title suggests, ‘Mañana Será Bonito’ (Bichota Season) is basically a companion piece to G’s March album. The opposite, parenthetical a part of its title signposts her infectious pure swagger. Explaining the that means of the time period “bichota” when she dropped a reggaeton bop of the identical identify in 2020, G instructed Billboard: “[It’s] a second of feeling attractive, flirtatious, daring, robust, empowered, and to a sure extent, it interprets into private motivation and self-confidence.”
With 10 tracks clocking in at a whisker over half an hour, ‘Mañana Será Bonito (Bichota Season)’ is much less substantial than its 52-minute sister album. Nevertheless, the standard management continues to be sky-high. G’s plaintive melody dovetails with snappy reggaeton beats on ‘Oki Doki’, she groups with Puerto Rican rising star Younger Miko for the feminine empowerment banger ‘Dispo’, and recruits Mexican singer-rapper Peso Plumo for ‘Qlona’, a shimmering midtempo with a wonderful refrain. ‘Una Noche en Medellín (Remix)’, a brand new model of a viral TikTok hit by Chilean singer Cris Mj, which additionally options G’s fellow Colombian famous person Ryan Castro, highlights simply what a pliable collaborator she could be.
G is equally compelling on ‘Me Tengo Que Ir’, a dreamy duet with alt-R&B singer Kali Uchis, and ‘Mi Ex Tenía Razón’, a tejano-flecked tribute to Mexican-American icon Selena. G’s present hit single ‘S91’, which options lyrics impressed by a Bible verse the singer discovered from her mom, is an emotive Latin entice banger pushed by G’s beautiful supple vocals.
In truth, the one second that offers a touch of feasting on scraps is closing monitor ‘Provenza (Remix)’. Right here, Dutch DJ-producer Tiësto reimagines the breezy Afrobeats of G’s 2022 hit ‘Provenza’ as a thumping EDM anthem. It doesn’t actually match with every part else on the album, but it surely’s nonetheless a number of enjoyable and additional underlines the singer’s formidable vary. On this proof, the solar gained’t be setting on Karol G’s “bichota season” any time quickly.