Although she’s one of the most active artists on Instagram, fans have been patiently waiting for Thalía to release new music.
Two years after dropping her album Latina, which included the hit single Desde esa noche featuring Colombian urban star, Maluma, Thalía is presenting her latest song called No me acuerdo (I don’t remember) alongside Natti Natasha.
The forthcoming single and music video, slated to premiere on Friday, fuses the best of both worlds, Thalía’s distinctive pop sound with Natti’s catchy reggaeton vibe.
No me acuerdo tells the story of a woman who goes out partying and, the next morning, can’t remember what she did the night before. Her boyfriend accuses her of fooling around, but she says “I can’t remember, so it didn’t happen”.
Sounds a bit creepy, but Thalía tells Billboard… “The song is very relatable. There’s no one, I believe, who hasn’t had a blackout. We’ve all been through it.”
The lyrics, she says, carry an empowering message for women. “This song is a form of embracing yourself, respecting yourself, and not letting anyone make you feel bad for what you did or didn’t do.”
“The moment I heard the song I couldn’t believe it”, she continued. ”I went inside my home studio and recorded it. The more I heard it when it was finished, the more I was convinced that I had to record it with a strong woman who says things as they are, and the only person who came to mind was Natti.”
According to Thalía, the first time she and Natti Natasha met was at the filming of the music video in New York City. “It was an easy relationship, as if we already knew each other from before, and that reflects in the song and the video, it’s organic, authentic and has a spectacular flow”, she said.
This isn’t the first time the Mexican singer has collaborated with other women. She most recently recorded with Laura Pausini and has also had singles with Becky G and Yuri.
“Women are more united than ever, socially and with so many things that are happening. Music is not the exception”, she said of her colleagues. “It’s wonderful to see Natti, Becky or Jennifer Lopez’s El anillo on the charts. It’s incredible to see passionate women who are present and reinventing music.”
Collaborating with an entire wave of new artists and dipping her toes in different genres is also a fulfilling experience for the 46-year-old star who became a household name in the ’80s and ’90s.
“I love it because it’s like I’m exploring their minds”, she said. “I like to explore in music, get inside the minds of other singers, songwriters, entrepreneurs, of people who give me new ideas and refresh my mind. I love to learn from these type of collaborations, I find it very sexy.”