“King” of bachata Romeo Santos has lastly given us a sneak peek at his upcoming collaboration with one other royal pop icon, Justin Timberlake. The dynamic duo dropped a 15-second preview of their anticipated collaboration on the sensual ballad “Sin Fin” (Limitless) on Monday night time (August 29).
The preview of the monitor from Santos’ anticipated Method, Vol. 3 (Sept. 1) album spotlights JT’s vocals, as he sings, “You already know this love is all of your, child/ So take it/ We’ve been right here earlier than, it’s sturdy sufficient to avoid wasting us, oh child,” over what seems to be black and white footage from the tune’s video. The varied set-ups vary from JT and Santos laughing and goofing round on set to Santos dancing with a girl and taking a experience in his costly automotive.
The tune will characteristic on an album that additionally boasts a collab with Rosalía and which is able to focus not on reggaetón, entice or rap, however on bachata, the standard, guitar-based Dominican heartbreak music that Santos has made his calling card.
“If I do an city tune, it may very well be large. I don’t need it to be a distraction,” Santos, 41, not too long ago advised Billboard in a cover story. “You’ve these wonderful artists who proper now are of their prime providing city music. I wished to make a distinction and communicate for my style. Bachata wants me. I wanted to placed on my Superman cape for my tradition.”
Santos, a longtime JT fan, had by no means met the “Horny Again” singer and so they had few connections earlier than working collectively. In reality, simply feeling out Justin’s curiosity in recording a tune took practically a yr, however Santos was decided to make it occur. “Ninety-nine p.c of my data are written and produced by me,” he mentioned. “However on Aventura’s first album, I took ‘Gone’ by *NSYNC and rewrote and translated it to Spanish,” he added, referring to an all-acoustic cowl from his group’s 2002 album, We Broke the Guidelines. “It’s loopy how issues line up. That was historical past within the making with out realizing it.”
As soon as the tune was within the works, nevertheless, it got here collectively rapidly, with Santos recruiting longtime collaborator Rico Love and producer Danja (who, together with Timbaland, co-produced all of Timberlake’s 2006 album, FutureSexLoveSounds) to give you “Sin Fin.”
“He mentioned, ‘I dig this.’ What I respect about JT is he not solely recorded his vocals however he turned that tune that now I really feel was at 30% into one thing fully completely different for the higher,” mentioned Santos. “He modified the melody, the lyrics; he wrote, he produced. There was a second the place I used to be on the studio and he was directing my guitarist. To me, that was surreal: JT is producing a bachata.”
Watch the “Sin Fin” preview beneath.
— Romeo Santos (@RomeoSantosPage) August 29, 2022