The last time Jowell y Randy released music was in 2020 with their pandemic-inspired hit “The Quarantine Is Over” with Kiko el Crazy. On Thursday (October 6), they revealed their new single “Toro,” released under Rimas Entertainment.
Produced by Súbelo NEO and composed by Mora, the ultra perreo remains faithful to the essence of the Puerto Rican duo. “We feel the responsibility that we have to [is] tearing up the street really hard,” Jowell tells Billboard. “We can’t play around experimenting and bringing concepts that aren’t the line that people are expecting.”
The theme, of bawdy lyricism related metaphorically to a bull, was a quick creative process, according to Randy. “We didn’t have to think too hard,” he says. “Mora is very talented. This kid is a huge fan of ours and grew up with our music. He has another type of vocabulary and another type of composing. Getting together with Jowell y Randy was like a huge challenge for him and a lot of fun too. It was a powerful pair of minds in that collaboration.”
For the official music video, Jowell y Randy opted for a party scene of their own, mechanical bulls, and a very inclusive group of people. The single is one of many the artists hope to release as part of their next studio album, following 2020’s Viva el perreo, which peaked at No. 5 on the Top Latin Albums chart.
“We have a lot of songs, like for three albums. We are going to release the strongest rhythms we have for the disco and for the dance. This is very fast and people want music. We can’t keep waiting.”
The as-yet-untitled upcoming album will be released before the end of 2022 and, according to the duo, will feature up-and-coming collaborations with Rauw Alejandro, De La Ghetto, Nicky Jam, Wisin y Yandel, and Maluma, to name a few. “There is nothing that is not reggaeton on this album, everything is pure reggaeton,” says Randy.
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