Bad Bunny hits all the expected notes and some new ones at its peak so far: “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO”

Reggaeton artist Bad Bunny took the world by storm last year with two record-breaking studio albums and a compilation album.The pandemic didn’t slow down his music, but gave him the turbo he needed to get to the top

The Puerto Rican native created music on SoundCloud in 2016, worked with global superstars Cardi B, Drake and J Balvin, and performed with Jenifer Lopez and Shakira at the Super Bowl

Eight months after releasing his second album “YHLQMDLG,” an album that screamed perreo to its audience, the Latin Grammy Award-winning Bad Bunny returned with a milder but fearful third solo studio album: “EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO, November 2020

Bad Bunny knows his fans were disappointed that they couldn’t fully celebrate his last album dancing in the clubs So his new album focuses more on staying at home. In an interview with Billboard, Bad Bunny said, “It’s completely different from” YHLQMDLG “” [“EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO”] is a more sentimental album, more chill, the kind of things you can hear in your room ”

His new album brings alt-rock influences without losing the classic reggaeton tone and trap talent. He stays true to himself as he breaks barriers and explores new sounds

The album starts with “EL MUNDO ES MIO”, a track that starts with 50 seconds of eerie and exciting ringing and pulls you in until the end of the bar – Bad Bunny’s way of reminding fans that despite the haters, he’s and unbelievers keep doing what he wants The world is his

He switches to “TE MUDASTE”, a fan favorite, in which he remembers a past relationship in a photo. He values ​​all the times they danced and had sex and now he wonders what happens to her is and whether their paths would ever cross again

The themes of money and success continue to play a role on this album, as they did in “YHLQMDLG” with the third and fourth songs on the album. In “HOY COBRE” Bunny raves about being the best Latin American artist in the world and being able to spend money without care. Meanwhile, “MALDITA POBREZA” offers the sounds of early 90s Latin pop mixed with trap beats and gives it the opportunity to explain the hard work it takes to make that kind of money He also recognizes the bittersweetness of his success; He can see college graduates unable to find work and struggle to pay for basic necessities

He sings: “I want to buy my girlfriend a Ferrari, but I can’t because I have no money This damned poverty” and tells a story about a common desire to find an easy way out of poverty. It never ends well

Rosalia joins Bad Bunny as his first collaboration on this album in “LA NOCHE DE ANOCHE”, two voices that surprisingly blended seamlessly like Neapolitan ice cream. Bad Bunny remembers a past sexual encounter with a woman with whom he could conquer the world, but even though they were crazy about each other, they disappointed each other after their one-night stand

He apologizes to this mysterious woman in “TE DESEO LO MEJOR,” where he acknowledges how he screwed it up. A low bass sounds as he sings: “Again, I didn’t do what I promised I did abandoned you again, I lied to you again, I am still the bad guy “Despite his actions, he wishes her all the best and hopes that she is over him because she deserves to be happy

“YO VISTO ASI” was the rebel rock anthem we needed from Bad Bunny and a complete breakout of the reggaeton genre, although it wasn’t his first time in the rodeo of rock. He played with rockbeats in ” Hablamos Mañana “around” YHLQMDLG, but the drums and guitar didn’t shine as much as they did on this new track where Bad Bunny competes against the fashion critics who claim he doesn’t I don’t dress enough He will dress how he wants and no one will change him

The ballad “HACIENDO QUE ME AMAS” speaks of being in a relationship that is about to end. He remembers the honeymoon phase: going to the cinema and having dinner for two. He knows that there are injuries, who need to be healed, and he asks this woman to give his heart back even if it is broken

Bad Bunny is a wrestling fanatic and “BOOKER T” is an evil, spunky freestyle in which he compares himself to the WWE champion of the same name. He raves about it, composer of the year for the American Society of Composers, Authors and Editors and the criticism he’s received from other artists who didn’t think he deserved it, but he pushes them back for not writing songs of their own. He continues to boast of his success, awards, and peak in his career

He follows with “LA DROGA,” a punk trap song in which he raves about being obsessed with someone who plays with his heart, even though he knows she’s not good for him, he falls like it a drug always back for her

The album’s first single, “DAKITI”, is the explosive, record-breaking song heard around the world. For two weeks, the single broke barriers as the first Spanish-language song to top the Billboard Global 200 list. DAKITI “uses eclectic, vibrant beats to get his audience moving and really makes us all imagine we’re dancing with him in Puerto Rico

After his optimistic mega hit, Bad Bunny switches to a slower pace with “TRELLAS”, a futuristic ballad in which he sings about being a hopeless romantic. With acoustic guitar strumming and background cricket noises, he sings all over the universe and even has relationships with aliens to find the love of his life

The last collaboration on the album takes place with underground R&B singer Abra in “SORRY PAPIE”, another female empowerment song, similar to his hit “Yo Perreo Sola” by “YHLQMDLG”, Bad Bunny sings about with this amazing girl wanting to be together and give her all that is his, but ABRA replies that women don’t need a man Wealth to conquer their hearts Women can do what they want and are able to have their own money and their own To have success

“120” starts off with a smooth R&B beat, but when the chorus strikes the intense trap beats come into play – a classic Bad Bunny move Bad Bunny isn’t new to songs about expensive high-speed cars, but this one sings he about being bewitched by a woman that he would risk everything for her. In the outro, he uses soundbites to accelerate a Bugatti Chiron Sport “110 Ans Bugatti”, one of his most recent car purchases and a staple for many music videos

The last original song on the album is “ANTES QUE SE ACABE”, a feel-good hymn at a time when there is so much negativity in the world. Bad Bunny sings about being part of life despite our bad days and we have to look at the positive things that make us happy before our life ends After the rainy days the sun comes out and we have to enjoy life to the fullest Bad Bunny has a gentle trap beat with electronic beat drops in the chorus, who puts a smile on your face with his positive attitude

Bad Bunny ends this pre-Christmas album with “CANTARES DE NAVIDAD”, a song by the Puerto Rican band Trio Vegabajeño, which takes us back to the classic Christmas carols of its roots

“EL ÚLTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO” is a roller coaster ride of emotions, with songs that get our adrenaline pumping and move, and others that make us cry in our cars and remind us of loved ones past. This album explored new sides of El Conejo Malo but stayed true to his roots in the reggaeton trap Whether you understand his music or not, you can feel his passion through the details in every song he composes Bad Bunny is at its peak and will be there for the long haul p>

Maritza is a sophomore journalist at SRJC and plans to move to continue her journalism studies in fall 2021. Her desire to cover social issues

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