Puerto Rican duo Buscabulla is here to save Valentine’s Day with an arsenal of kindness and an ‘80s flair. After dropping their outstanding debut album Regresa last year, Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo Del Valle just returned with a new single, which is actually a cover of the karaoke staple “Eva,” originally written by Italian singer and composer Umberto Tozzi and popularized in Latin America by Cuban artist Lissette Alvarez.
While Alvarez’s version is memorable because of her dramatic performance, Buscabulla takes a step back and gives the song a mellow twist. Berrios weaves together biblical, apocalyptic, and romantic references in a soft croon and over instrumentation that’s barely there—although the song still nods to the ‘80s with the reverberated drums. The lyrics are all about love as a source of strength to pull through the bad times, and the message couldn’t come at a better moment.
“During the height of the global pandemic last year, we kept revisiting this track which speaks of renewal after tragedy and the opportunity to start over,” the duo said in a press release. “We decided to give it our own twist, softening it without losing its powerful essence, and hopefully conveying that spirit of rebirth, optimism for the new year after such a calamitous moment in history. We thought it apt to put it out for this new lunar year and Valentine’s Day as a sincere ode to love and its ability to conquer all, even during end-times.”
In December, Buscabulla released an official remix of Kali Uchis’ track “La Luz.” They’ve also been in the studio with rapper Jhay Cortez ahead of his upcoming album, which he previewed with the track “Kobe En LA” from last year.