Bad Bunny is the gift that keeps on giving! Just last month, he announced his collaboration with Cheetos and adidas, releasing a leisurewear line and scholarship contest benefitting Latinx students. This week, El Conejo Malo (born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) has joined forces with legendary bachata supergroup Aventura for their hot new love song “Volví” that dropped at midnight.
Aventura is made up of frontman Romeo Santos and fellow band members Lenny Santos, Henry Santos, and Max Santos, and since their debut in 1994 they’ve been recognized as the Dominican Republic’s most popular boy band and “The Kings of Bachata.” After breaking up in 2011, the group briefly made a comeback for a reunion concert in 2016 and later released a new single ‘Inmortal’ in 2019, and performed with Cardi B later that year. Later this August, Aventura will also embark on a final reunion tour launching at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium and then moving to major U.S. cities including Chicago and Los Angeles.
Bad Bunny first rose to fame in 2016 in Puerto Rico and has since broken several records internationally. His sophomore studio album YHLQMDLG became the highest-charting Spanish-language album in history only to be surpassed by his third album El Último Tour del Mundo. It was also the most streamed album of 2020, and even won him Best Latin Pop or Urban Album at the Grammys this year.
Produced by Puerto Rican musician Alex Killer, ’Volví’ marks the first time the two Latinx powerhouses have worked together, mixing Bad Bunny’s trap reggaetón style with Aventura’s trademark bachata guitar. The single came as a surprise to fans of both artists when the announcement dropped on social media on Monday.
“Para cerrar este ciclo de Aventura de manera memorable 🐰👑👑👑👑 #Volví #GiraInmortal (Está noche 12AM),” Aventura captioned their post of the single’s cover art with both their logos.
Bad Bunny shared, “Hoy a las 12 de la media noche se bebeee,” along with photo stills of him performing with Aventura in the single’s music video.
The video, which has already gained more than 5 million views, depicts a high-end party hosted by Aventura and Bad Bunny and tells the story of a couple’s rendezvous and one last dance. Featuring romantic tension, forbidden passion, fancy tuxes and dresses, and of course, the catchy and addictive tune, there’s so much for us to love about this collab!
Whether or not they do it together, we can’t wait to see what else Benito and Aventura have in store this year.