Por Primera Vez
Lending his songwriting talent to hits by the likes of Bad Bunny, Becky G., and Natti Natasha in recent years, it seemed all but certain that Colombian artist Camilo Echeverry would make the transition to spotlighted star. The mustachioed maestro from Montería finally broke out properly with “Tutu,” an enchantingly easygoing vocal collaboration with Puerto Rican singer Pedro Capó that not only caught Shakira’s attention but led to her jumping onto its remix. From the inventive culinary allusions of “Favorito” to the nervous whistles of “Medialuna,” each one bursting with bold romantic declarations, Por Primera Vez supersedes Camilo’s prior teenage releases, establishing him as one of the most worthwhile voices in Latin pop. Not content to stick with any one style, he tries his hand at the regional Mexican sound on “La Mitad”—with none other than Christian Nodal himself by his side.