Benito Anotonio Martínez Ocasio, also known as Bad Bunny, is a reggaeton superstar with a global following. The artist, with over 12 million followers, released a new single onto the music scene recently. Unfortunately, it appears that this could be the final release we can expect from him in 2023.
In a cryptic WhatsApp message on a channel maintained by Benito, the Puerto Rican icon previewed what he stated was going to be his final solo single of the year. The artist teased his latest single on Sept. 20, informing fans that the song would be released before the end of the month. The release of this new single is hinting at a potential new era for the artist.
This reggaeton track, titled “Un Preview,” offers a glimpse into what is on the horizon for next year and his next album. “Un Preview” comes accompanied by the direction of Bad Bunny’s go-to music video director Stillz. The music video begins with the artist riding a mechanical horse and the frame then goes to a woman on a real horse. Bad Bunny then proceeds to sing in front of what appears to be an old school Rolls Royce. The visual component featured elements of cowboy culture wearing denim attire with face coverings that single out the eyes.
The beginning lyrics of the song state that he is no longer scared to taste her and to fall in love again.
“Baby, yo no tengo miedo, je / De probarte y de enamorarme de nuevo / Que se joda, mami, yo te sigo el juego, ey / Bien loquito en la disco, me pego bailando y te beso el cuello, ey/ Contigo me voy a fuego, ey,” which translates as follows.
“Baby, I’m no longer scared / Of tasting you and falling in love again/ We’re crazy at the club, I get closer to you dancing, and I kiss your neck / With you, I’ll deal with fire.”
This single which has many fans wondering if it really is a “preview” of his new album has opinions divided. Even though a fifth Benito album would be great, fans feel that the artist sounds repetitive with his new work.
As one X user wrote, “I love Bad Bunny, he’s my number one guy, but ‘Un Preview’ didn’t move me. I feel like I have listened to it a thousand times.”
Still, others disagree, calling the new song a certified “banger.” However, once Bad Bunny released the song on Sept. 25th, fans immediately had mixed feelings about the work. One frequent opinion was that the song “doesn’t hit.” This might be a reference to Benito’s 2022 song “El Apagón,” and the fans might be wondering “where’s the sazón?”
This single follows Bad Bunny’s participation in “K-Pop,” the only release preceding Travis Scott’s “Utopia.” It marks his second solo single of the year, following the Jersey club-inspired “Where She Goes,” which dropped shortly after his headline performance at Coachella.
“Un Preview” since being released to the public seems to be the artist’s answer to rumors of a new album dropping this fall. Although Bad Bunny was hesitant to confirm whether a project was actually releasing, he did however touch base on what he predicts the vibes will be on his next album.