Emily Figueroa, Creative Editor at Pueblo
A warm breeze drifting into a pink soft sunset that melts in your eyes is how I felt listening to “Otro Atardecer.” From the adored album heard around the world, Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” made my heart ache this summer.
A rush of emotions whirled through my mind as the whimsical notes began to rise and fall. The melody is somber and feels empty when you envision the sunset the song is chasing after. Two lovers waiting to embrace and meet again, longing for the chance to combine their open hearts.
The hesitation I feel when debating on clicking this song comes from the pain of unresolved love in the lyrics. The two are swept up in the hope to learn more of each other and share intimate moments of wine and kisses. The song is bittersweet to know that the love is there, but it will never be acknowledged again.
The Marías are a beautiful feature on the song, with the dainty feminine voice lending a caring hand to my emotions after the song comes to an end. I can listen to it during any season and feel the warmth of summer wrapping me up in its distant presence. The comfort is like one of an old friend, close but not enough to feel the love.
Que Te Pedí// – Kali Uchis (1:44)
Desenfocao’ – Rauw Alejando (2:51)
Todo De Ti – Rauw Alejandro (3:20)
I Wish you Roses – Kali Uchis (3:46)
Otro Atardecer – Bad Bunny (ft. The Marías) (4:04)
Pueblo Managing Editor and Co-Founder Richie Requena
It’s my last contribution to the Pueblo Amor Issue and it would almost be borderline a crime if it wasn’t cumbia. It’s not just because Kumbia Kings were one of my favorite groups growing up with hits like “chiquilla,” “sabes a chocolate,” or “muevelo,” or because in the first year of transferring to DePaul I made my final for an African American Diaspora class a paper on cumbia; it’s because genuinely I still think cumbia is one of my favorite genres of music to this day.
Lisandro Meza is one of the many unsung heroes in the genre, and this song right here I picked is from one of my favorite movies in the past couple years, “I’m No Longer Here.” The song is about having to leave someone you love, but being able to connect to the love with music. Which is why I am picking this song, because although I’m only a couple of months from leaving this publication I helped start, I leave knowing that I’ll still have the memory of Pueblo and at least keep it on my Twitter bio.
Si nos dejan- Luis Miguel 2;32
Sabes una cosa – Luis Miguel 3;17
Brujeria – el gran combo 3;26
Te llevare – Lisandro Meza 4;15
Piensa en mi – Grupo Mojado 2:57
Gisselle Bahena, Social Media Editor at Pueblo
We have probably all heard Bad Bunny’s latest album, “Un Verano Sin Ti.” There are so many good songs in this album, but the one that has stuck with me the most was “Ojitos Lindos” by Bad Bunny featuring Bomba Estero. It is something about the melody and lyrics that makes this song really hard to just forget, in my opinion.
I remember attending Bad Bunny’s concert in Chicago back in August last year and when this song came on the atmosphere of the concert changed. People went from partying and having the time of their lives to slowing down in time and taking in the song. Some hugged their partners and others hugged their friends. Regardless, when this song played love was truly in the air.
The song is about finding some sort of calmness, sense of being, and most importantly love in the eyes of one’s partner. The lyrics emphasized how looking into their partner’s ojitos lindos is all they need in life. After all, it is said that the eyes never lie when it comes to love.
This song is the perfect summer beach song, looking into the sunset with your partner. Personally, this song reminds me about the beauty of love. Love is hard and has many learning experiences, but with true love a simple look into your partner’s eyes can bring you an overwhelming sense of happiness, security, care, and of course love.
Tu- Maye (3:26)
Cariño – The Marias (4:18)
Te Regalo – Carla Morrison (4:02)
Ojitos Lindos – Bad Bunny featuring Bomba Estéreo (4:18)
Disfruto – Carla Morrison (4:04)
Lauren Fernandez, News Editor for Pueblo
For my first edition of Pueblo’s Amor Playlist, I decided to go with some newer artists. All of these songs embody the ups and downs of relationships. I started off with “Me Gustas Tu” to symbolize the getting-to-know-you stage of someone, then “Solo Tu” and “Llevo” to signify the honeymoon stage. The time of rose-tinted lenses and never being able to stop thinking of someone. As times get more challenging and you hold on harder, you start to think of the road ahead, and I think these songs embody getting through the difficult thoughts, moments and feelings but also reflect the softness that exists even during the most challenging of times. Love is enduring and resilient, and I think “Discreción” and “Hasta Que” truly reflect that.
Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
Solo Tu – Los Retros
Llevo – Lucía Beyond
Discreción – Girl Ultra
Hasta Que – Tatiana Hazel
Annabelle Rivera, Staff Writer
I am obsessed with Soda Stereo. No, I don’t know the names of the members. No, I have never seen them live. No, I don’t have any of their albums or memorabilia. But do I love their music? Absolutely. Their sound just has this ability to make me feel happy. I know music tends to have that ability in general, but this is different. Their song “Trátame Suavemente” is such a delicate expression of love and care that I just stop whenever it comes on shuffle. I have to sit and listen completely and I’ll feel the singer’s pain, his desire, his worry and his love. It is so moving to me. All he wants is to be treated softly. There’s just something about it that gets to me. The power of music, man.
Tratame Suavemente- Soda Stereo
De Musica Ligera- Soda Stereo
Me Gustas Mucho- Viejas Locas
Juro Que- Rosalia
telepatía- Kali Uchis
Curated Tracklist by Richie Requena
I Wish you Roses – Kali Uchis
Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
Todo De Ti – Rauw Alejandro
Te Regalo- Carla Morrison
Cariño- The Marias
Si nos dejan- Luis Miguel
Sabes una cosa – Luis Miguel
Ojitos Lindos- Bad Bunny featuring Bomba Estéreo
Disfruto- Carla Morrison
Piensa en mi – Grupo Mojado
Te Regalo- Carla Morrison
Brujeria – el gran combo
que te pedí// – Kali Uchis
Desenfocao’ – Rauw Alejando
Otro Atardecer – Bad Bunny
Te llevare – Lisandro Meza
Header illustration by Gisselle Bahena