The 20-year-old Dominican-American singer Yashua returned on Friday with “Todo Es Igual,” a powerful monitor that smolders with a number of the identical melancholy depth as Drake’s “Passionfruit.”
The beat, produced by Manuel Lara and Robbie Meza, locations a ping-ponging melody subsequent to pitter-patter percussion. Each verse slopes slowly upward, however every fairly refrain — a protracted, descending line on a synthesizer and a mournful, disembodied wail from Yashua — sends the singer again to the underside of the hill. Then Yashua restarts the method of progressively constructing the monitor. He sings in each Spanish and English, addressing himself to an ex, and involves a splendidly blasé conclusion: “Don’t cry, as a result of every thing is identical.”
In the clip for the monitor, Yashua continues his ongoing dialog with the dance repertoire of Michael Jackson — the footwork and hat-tricks right here recommend that he has carefully studied the “Smooth Criminal” video. He is the one individual within the visible, however he is aware of the way to maintain the digital camera, strutting and leaping and pirouetting and ripping his shirt.
Yashua has quietly launched a string of robust singles this 12 months. The first was “Silencio,” which confirmed he might adhere to the foundations of Spotify’s premier Latin music playlist, Baila Reggaeton. Later got here “Pena,” a sultry R&B lower that gave the impression of little else in mainstream Latin pop. Thanks to tracks like these, Yashua earned a take care of the famous person Marc Anthony’s Magnus Media and the Pulse Music Group. He’s now on the identical roster as established stars like Alejandro Sanz and Gente De Zona.