With her latest release, Brazilian pop music singer Anitta is ready to introduce herself to the masses. versions of me is his first album since 2019 Kisses. Last month, the singer became the first Brazilian solo artist to have the No. 1 song on Spotify’s Global 200 chart. She is also the first Brazilian artist to perform on the main stage at Coachella.
Born Larissa of Macedo Machado, Anitta shows several versions of herself in an album with Latin, EDM, funk and reggaeton sounds. A real world superstar, versions of me has Anitta sing in Spanish, English and her native Portuguese. The cohesive project even features different versions of Anitta on the album cover.
‘Versions of Me’ is a 15-track global party
For her first release on Warner Records, Anitta gave fans 15 songs. Loyal fans will recognize previously released songs, including his viral hit “Envolver.” The track earned him a top 10 spot on the Latin Singles Chart and appeared in over a million TikTok videos. The sexy music video features an athletic dance routine requiring confidence and strength that the superstar easily pulls off.
“Me Gusta”, featuring Cardi B and Myke Towers, was released in 2021. While alternate tracks “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Girl From Rio” (which cleverly samples “Garota de Ipanema”) were released in 2022.
List of tracks:
2. “Gata (with Chencho Corleone)”
3. “I’d rather have sex”
4. “Gimme Your Number (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)”
5. “Maria Elegante (feat. Afro B)”
6. “I love you”
7. “Boys Don’t Cry”
8. “Versions of Me”
9. “Ride it”
10. “Ur Baby (feat. Khalid)”
11. “Girl from Rio”
12. “Faking Love (feat. Saweetie)”
13. “Que Rabão (feat. YG, MC Kevin O Chris, Mr. Catra & Papatinho)”
14. “Me Gusta (feat. Cardi B & Myke Towers)”
15. “Love me, love me”
New Songs Showcase Anitta’s Versatility, Highlighting Her Global Appeal
While the established hits are good, the new tracks are even better.
“Versions of Me” is pure pop goodness made for radio. The title track could easily be a Dua Lipa hit with 80s synth chords and alto vocals. Yet Anitta conveys her own style on the finished product. The album’s top-selling song, “Versions of Me,” didn’t sacrifice quality to make it happen – a tricky dance in today’s pop music industry.
The album’s second track, “Gata,” brings carefree energy with a feature by Chencho Corleone. In a song made for summer parties, it’s clear that Anitta knows how to have fun. The breakdown during the bridge is unexpected and adds a touch of energy to an already uptempo reggaeton song. “Gata” samples Plan B’s song “Guatauba”.
On “Ur Baby,” featuring Khalid, Anitta gets more opportunities to show off her vocal tone. The flirtatious lyrics tell the story of two people wondering what would happen if they got together. “I swerve to your ways/ Alright, ’cause you like danger/ I see it all in your eyes/ Something I know you just can’t hide.” Khalid and Anitta blend well in a more simplistic melody than the other tracks.
Anitta will ‘show how a Brazilian party is’ on the Coachella stage
There is something irresistible about a confident person. Not fake bravado, showcasing a self-confident type, but someone who truly embraces all that they are with flair and enthusiasm. When Anitta performs, her confidence radiates offstage. On Fridays April 15 and 22, Anitta will become the first Brazilian band to perform on the main stage at Coachella.
Anitta’s goal is to expose people to Brazilian culture. Speaking of “Versions of Me,” she recently said Rotating Magazine, “I love how the album is a mix of different beats, different cultures and different languages.” She continued, “A lot of these songs have a bit of Brazil in their veins, culturally. This is the intention of the album. Give a bit of my culture to other markets and through these mergers I worked.
Anitta is excited about her performance at Coachella and says, “We’re going to dance a lot. We are going to show how a Brazilian party is done. I think people are going to feel that there. I am very happy that people see it and learn about my culture.
Fans can watch Coachella live on YouTube. Anitta will perform Friday, April 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. ET.
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