Myke Towers

INTERVIEW: Myke Towers Talks Making a Corrido Tumbado & His Global Sound

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Myke Towers is proving there’s no limit to his sound. This past year, the Puerto Rican superstar released his genre-bending album La Vida Es Una and then dropped a Mexican corrido with Fuerza Regida. Lucky fans in California will get to see him live in a free concert next month in San Juan Capistrano through his partnership with Vita Coco Spiked with Captain Morgan. In an interview with Remezcla, Towers talked about working with Fuerza Regida, new music, and his upcoming show.

In March, Towers released his album La Vida Es Una, featuring the Spotify Global No. 1 hit “LALA.” After solidifying himself as a star in Latine trap and reggaeton, he embraced elements of other genres like Afrobeats, house, and R&B music. He lived up to the title of his album by not being afraid to push his sound in a new direction.

“Everyone knows me because I’m a rapper, so I wanted to project another type of music so they can listen to me in different ways,” Tower says. “I want people to follow their dreams like there is no tomorrow. La vida es una, so do whatever you want to do, take risks, and don’t think too much about it.”

Towers became one of the first reggaeton artists to crossover into regional Mexican music back in May. He teamed up with the Mexican-American group Fuerza Regida for the explosive corrido tumbado, “Pariente.” With this year’s explosion of the genre, he sees more collaborations like this happening in the future.

“First of all, I’m a fan of Mexican music,” he says. “I’m a fan of Fuerza Regida too. It was something that I wanted to do a long time ago, but it was a process. It’s not the same to listen to music as when I make that music. It’s different vibes, but I respect the genre and I love their music. It’s to mix the best of both worlds. That’s something that is going to stay around for a long time.”

“La vida es una, so do whatever you want to do, take risks, and don’t think too much about it.”

In a partnership with Vita Coco Spiked with Captain Morgan, Towers will be bringing the Caribbean to the States by performing a free concert on Friday, Aug. 4. He will proudly represent San Juan, Puerto Rico, in San Juan Capistrano, CA. “The name is the Tropical Takeover Tour, so Puerto Rico is going to be there,” he says. Fans can already RSVP to the event

Towers also revealed that he’s already working on a new album. He will launch his La Vida Es Una Tour in the U.S. this fall. Towers also recently teamed up with Jamaican singer Shenseea on the song “Infamous” for the “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” soundtrack. However, there’s more music with her on the way.

“We have another one with her on deck,” he shares. “The other song [with Shenseea], you’re going to get crazy with it. We’re going to give the fans what they’re looking for: more music and more island vibes.”