After dropping off his excellent Memories Don’t Die, Tory Lanez decided that it was time to shift gears. To the surprise of damn near everyone, Fargo announced that his follow-up project would be a “Spanish” album, and that he would be dedicating the bulk of his time in ensuring top quality. While the decision to pursue Latin music may seem like a strange direction for Tory, there’s no denying that he’s talented enough to pull it off. It’s simply a question of target demographic. Either way, expect this one to clean up during the summer, when it’s slated to drop.
In the mean time, Tory has been kind enough to preview one of the upcoming singles, featuring none other than Ozuna. During the clip, Tory can be heard singing in an upper register, flowing smoothly over a club-friendly beat. While it might be a far cry from the bars of Memories Don’t Die, it’s still interesting to see Lanez flex his stylistic diversity, even if it might alienate some of his die-hard fans. Still, reggaeton, Carribbean, and Latin music has proven to be a commercial force, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Lanez was looking to procure a piece of that “Despacito” bag.
Check out the snippet below; if the playlist is any indication, it’s entirely possible that the album is titled El Agua. Stay tuned for more news on Tory’s long awaited Spanish album.