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Ricky Martin Calls on Carla Morrison for Pop Ballad “Recuerdo,” Drops ‘Pausa’ EP

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla

For the past couple years, Ricky Martin has been on an urbano collab roll, collecting features on tracks with Maluma, Residente and Bad Bunny and Wisin & Yandel. Today, though, we get a new EP from Martin,  which includes various special guests, including someone you’d likely not expect: Mexican alt-pop, heartstring-tugging fave Carla Morrison. The PAUSA EP also features Pedro Capó, Sting and his recent collab with Bad Bunny & Residente.

The Spanish-language pop ballad “Recuerdo,” out now, is one of those soaring numbers that hits you in the feels, no matter how thick your emotional shield may be. The pairing itself a surprise, listeners get a more significant jolt when hearing how well the twosome’s voices, manipulated just so, blend for many a shiver-inducing moment. Following the chorus is a universally understood expelling of emotion that feels like the warmest embrace—maybe from someone you loved, whose hugs you physically miss.

“Recuerdo” marks Morrison’s return from a couple years’ without releasing new music, save for remixes. For Martin, the PAUSA EP is something he’s been teasing on socials accompanied by the hashtag #PausaPlay.

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