Maluma Soaks in Some Reggae Vibes on ‘#7DJ: 7 Días En Jamaica’.
This week’s video on LatinBayArea.com is by Maluma, who’s on set in Jamaica, and performs for 25 minutes long.
The Colombian star worked with Jamaican artists to create an organic LP that never feels like musical tourism.
Maluma’s new album #7DJ (7 Días En Jamaica) is the soundtrack to the seven days he spent in Jamaica pre-pandemic. The seven-song set is clearly inspired by tropical, dancehall and reggae beats that he deftly fuses with his identifiable reggaeton-pop sound.
The Colombian artist dropped his new record on Thursday (Jan. 28), his birthday, just days after posting a vague message on social media over the weekend that left fans thinking he might be having a baby. The photo he shared was one of him kissing someone’s stomach that had #7DJ written on it.
The “baby” turned out to be his latest album, which follows his 2020 set Papi Juancho. “I am going to be a dad and this is going to be my fifth kid because it’s my fifth album,” Maluma told the more than 100,000 people that connected to an Instagram Live he hosted just minutes before #7DJ dropped. “This album was supposed to come out before Papi Juancho, but because I couldn’t record the music videos due to COVID-19, we released Papi Juancho first.”
- Official Music Video by Maluma performing “7 Días En Jamaica” (C) 2021 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC.