J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Tainy & Dua Lipa Join Forces on Transcendental ‘Un Día (One Day)’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla.
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J Balvin joins forces with Bad Bunny, Tainy, and pop superstar Dua Lipa for the new single “Un Día (One Day).” Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.K. collide on the out-of-this-world collaboration.

“Un Día” was helmed by Marco “Tainy” Masís, one of the power players in reggaetón’s past and present. After producing Justin Bieber’s “Habitual” on his latest album Changes, he continues branching out into pop on this dreamy offering that rides a dembow rhythm. Lipa is no stranger to tropical beats and she sounds at home while calling out for an old flame. “One day you’ll love me again ’til the end,” she laments. J Balvin and Bad Bunny embrace their softer sides as they reiterate Lipa’s pleas in Spanish. There’s no language barriers here. The all-star team beautifully taps into that universal feeling of heartache on this transcendental slice of pop.

The music video for “Un Día” was directed by Stillz, the guy behind drag Bad Bunny in “Yo Perreo Sola.” Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó from Netflix’s La Casa de Papel (or Money Heist) stars in the magical clip. The project was executive produced by Tainy’s NEON16 collective.

“Un Día” marks the second collaboration in a week between Tainy and J Balvin. They visited Bikini Bottom for “Agua,” a song on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run soundtrack. Tainy, Balvin, and Bad Bunny previously worked together on last year’s Oasis album. “Un Día” is Lipa’s first taste of new music since the release of her comeback album Future Nostalgia.