Isabela Merced‘s music profession might be young, however it’s currently mighty.
After making waves a year ago with the release of her very first single “Papi”—which would go on to make over 5 million streams on Spotify with a video saw over 12 million times on YouTube—the Peruvian-American starlet has actually taken her time and made certain her subsequent releases measured up to the buzz. First came exceptional EP the spouse of me in May. (Lead-off track “apocalipsis” is an authentic bop.) And now, she’s upped the ante with her brand-new single “Don’t Go,” a collaboration with Danna Paola, the Mexican vocalist and star of Netflix’s Elite.
Co-composed with regular partners Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, the sizzling pop track pulls from the worlds of salsa and chanteo, making its release throughout Hispanic Heritage Month even more unique.
“Being a young Latinx, I always want to find a way to merge the old with the new,” Isabela stated of the tune in a news release. “Lyrically, it’s about a bit of a chase in a relationship. I don’t know where this guy’s feelings are, but in the video, you get clarity for what’s really going on…and it all make sense. There is pride in the lyrics about being a Latina, Danna, Mejicana, and, me, Peruana! We wanted to find the right feature for it and finally did. It had to be a Latin artist who could SING—a female powerhouse. So, Danna joined us, and I couldn’t be happier.”