Watch Now: Global pop phenomenon Carmen DeLeon releases new single “Bésame Bonito” featured along with an official video
She wrote and produced the poignant song with Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres, who collaborated with her on 2021’s “Pasado” Feat. Cali y El Dandee and have helmed such multi-Platinum hits as Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.” “Bésame Bonito,” which means “Kiss Me Nicely” in English, was released today by Capitol Records/Universal Music Latin Entertainment. The song is DeLeon’s first single of 2022 and the follow-up to 2021’s “Mariposas.”
Carmen DeLeon says, “‘Bésame Bonito’ is about an unforgettable relationship that ends and leaves you with a great emptiness and a memory that you know will last forever,” explains Carmen DeLeon. “I wanted the video to be filled with a lot of emotion and to offer a sense of hope. No one is truly alone in this world.”
Featured along with the release, the visual which was directed finds DeLeon alone in an apartment, surrounded by moving boxes and contemplating the future as a storm rages outside, matching her inner turmoil.
“Juegas,” her collaboration with Latin GRAMMY® Award winner FEID, and “Cafécito,” a bittersweet track that she wrote in memory of her grandfathers’ passing followed. The 20-year-old artist joined three-time GRAMMY-winner NE-YO on “Shake,” a dance-floor anthem from DJ/producer L.L.A.M.A.
Her interpretation of The Crystals’ 1962 hit, “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss”) was featured in the film Promising Young Woman and on the accompanying soundtrack.