Reggaeton and pop are featured this week with new songs from Rosalia, Muna and Miley Cyrus.
This Week’s Music is a weekly column that discusses the weeks’ best, worst, and most interesting songs. We try to select songs of different artists and genres to keep things interesting and to please a variety of music fans.
This week’s column features Rosalia and Ozuna’s surprise collaboration, Muna’s new song and Miley Cyrus’ break up single.
Rosalia and Ozuna – Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi
Rosalia and Ozuna, two of the most beloved Spanish speaking singers, hail from opposite sides of the world but share an innovative streak in their music. Both have played a big role in introducing songs sung in Spanish to people who speak other languages, while also revamping reggaeton and making the genre more personal and versatile. “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi” is fun, relaxed and a perfect example of two performers at the top of their game.
Muna – Stayaway
MUNA’s much awaited sophomore album continues to build up with “Stayaway,” a song that’s thoughtful and sincere. The band’s sound is better and more polished than ever, evoking 90’s rock with a contemporary heart and feel.
Miley Cyrus – Slide Away
Following her much publicized breakup, Miley Cyrus took a page out of Ariana Grande’s book and decided to release a perfectly timed heartbreak song. “Slide Away” discusses her relationship with actor Liam Hemsworth, mentioning how they’ve been together since they were kids and how now things have changed. Although this trend of mixing real life events with perfectly timed songs is confusing, “Slide Away” seems to be sincere. It also leaves a better and more layered impression than most of Cyrus’ last EP, which at times sound forced and fabricated.