I love Drake. I’m a woman, I’m Latin, and I love Drake. Now, bachata is a genre I’ve had a shaky history with but when you throw Drake on Romeo Santos‘ new track,“Odio,” I immediately like a bachata song (no shame). El Rey de Bachata and ex-Aventura member Romeo Santos is on the verge of releasing his upcoming album, Formula, Vol. 2, on February 25, and the featured Drake track hit the Internet rounds early this morning.
It seemed like only a matter of time before the two artists collaborated, with Drake famously opening up his song “The Motto” with the lyrics, “Go Uptown, New York City, bitch/ those Spanish girls love me like I’m Aventura.” He didn’t lie, though. Romeo isn’t new to fusing genres with his music, his last album featuring songs with Lil’ Wayne and Usher. This time around he has tracks with Nicki Minaj, Carlos Santana, Tego Calderón, Marc Anthony, and even comedian Kevin Hart.
Once we get through Romeo’s dramatic spoken word, the steady percussion and his unmistakable voice take us through the pain of lost love. And like all the foreign boys I met while studying abroad, Drake still charms us with his try-hard español because, you know, the language of love needs no translation. We can already hear all the ladies in Dyckman sighing…