Honors Latin American Heritage With First Set Of All-Original Spanish Music
Nashville, Tenn. (April 9, 2021) — Curb | Word Entertainment powerhouse vocalist Blanca releases official music video for “Papi Song (feat. Genio),” from recently-released Renovada, today 4/9. Watch the video HERE. “Papi Song (feat. Genio)” honors Blanca’s late father, Tonito Reyes, who was a Christian Salsero in Puerto Rico. Reyes passed away in 2011, but his daughter hopes this song will allow his music and his memory to live on. The featured artist heard on the fresh track is Genio, Blanca’s cousin who has written songs recorded by Ozuna, Arc angel, Cosculluela and others. “My father inspired me in so many ways in my music career,” Blanca shares. “We kept it in the family on this one, and I think the heart and passion behind this song is wild!”
Historically, Blanca has naturally translated her lyrics from English to Spanish, but for Renovada, she intentionally crafted every song from the ground up in her native tongue. Renovada, which means “renewed,” pays tribute to Blanca’s late parents, both of whom she previously lost to cancer. The new project honors her parents’ legacy and her Puerto Rican lineage. “My Spanish culture and deep Latina roots play a huge part in this,” she explains. “My parents always desired for me to embrace this part of me and create music for my people and my family. So here I am, finally doing just that. They aren’t here to see it happen, but I’m hoping through the music and the songs, I can keep their legacy alive.”
Prior to Renovada’s official release, a lyric video debuted for emotive identity-focused track “Soy (feat. Christine D’Clario).” Watch the visual HERE. Blanca also dropped a music video for confident anthem “Zone (feat. GAWVI).” Watch the tightly choreographed clip HERE.
Renovada Track Listing:
- “Papi Song (feat. Genio)”
- “Zone (feat. GAWVI)”
- “Un Salmo”
- “Soy (feat. Christine D’Clario)”
- “Amor De Primera (feat. WHATUPRG, Lead, & Samuel ASH)”
Powerhouse pop vocalist Blanca is a New York-native of Puerto Rican descent. Following a successful Dove Award-winning run with Group 1 Crew, she ventured on her own to become a solo artist. The Premios Arpa award recipient’s self-titled, debut solo album garnered two No. 1 radio singles, “Who I Am” and “Not Backing Down” (feat. Tedashii), the latter of which was featured on ESPN. Shattered, Blanca’s second album and a project that is very personal to her, added three back-to-back No. 1 radio singles (“Real Love,” “What If” and “Remind Me”) to her story, along with her 48.3 million on-demand streams and more than 28 million views on YouTube. She received her first-ever Tecla Award nomination in October of 2019, in the category of Best Musician Creating Social Content. Renovada, Blanca’s first project featuring all-original music in Spanish, is available now. Blanca will release her latest single, “Even At My Worst,” on April 23, 2021. For more information, visit www.officialblanca.com.
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