The King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, unites the past with the future on his new album, Utopía, available today from all digital-music platforms. Buy and stream here.
Utopía is an ambitious and original project that presents all-new songs with old-school bachata arrangements in collaboration with legendary artists of this quintessential Dominican genre. Produced by Romeo himself in New York and in various cities of the Dominican Republic, Utopía is his fourth studio album, featuring 12 of his compositions, all of them duets with traditional bachateros who he grew up admiring. Romeo Santos puts the spotlight on his musical roots in this labour of love to Dominican folklore.
Any history of this music merits a chapter on the group, Aventura, which not only catapulted Romeo to stardom, but also turned bachata into a worldwide phenomenon. Inmortal, is his new single and video with the four-member band, a reunion 10 years in the making. Another gem is his song, La Demanda, featuring Raulín Rodríguez.
The music video of Inmortal was recorded on March 12-13 in Miami, and directed by Fernando Lugo, while La Demanda was filmed in Santo Domingo by director Joaquín Cambre. With his unmistakable and expressive tenor, Santos puts his stamp on these 12 songs, making this album a true work of art. And the good news keeps coming for Romeo Santos, as yesterday he was named a finalist for Best Latin Artist at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. His first album since Golden (2017), Utopía promises to be a milestone that influences the trajectory of bachata music for years to come.