Luis Fonsi Continues Song of Summer Streak with ‘Calypso’
Following the mammoth success of last year's "Despacito," the Latin pop maestro has returned with "Calypso," a steel drum-accented insta-bop with an irresistable chorus. It carries the same breezy, reggaeton-tinged undercurrent as its predecessor, but swaps Justin Bieber for British rapper Stefflon Don, who taps in for a few bars mid-song. And, for those keeping count, there are three languages featured: Spanish, English, and just a smidge of French in the refrain.
The accompanying video, released Friday (June 15), further drives home the track's summertime vibe, featuring Fonsi throwing a poolside rager at a senior home, as one does, that soon turns into a wild house party.
"Calypso" follows Fonsi's 2017 single with Demi Lovato, "Échame la Culpa," which recently surpassed one billion YouTube views. (Not quite a match for his record-setting and still climbing! 5 billion-plus count for "Despacito," but still an admirable tally). In March, the duo reworked the "Échame" in English as "Not on You."
Watch the video for "Calypso" below.