Label: Rimas
Released: May 14

In May 2022, Bad Bunny took over the summer with Un Verano Sin Ti. Like its heartbroken album cover, this project is mainly about singing the pain away but also, somehow, promises an amazing time. During his 2022 US stadium tour of the same name, which broke records as the most profitable tour for any artist, Bad Bunny encouraged listeners to experience the album as a party. His fourth studio album showcases his maturity—both personally and sonically as we hear him use different sounds, rhythms, and beats to continue demanding the audience’s attention. In “Yo No Soy Celoso” he shares a bossa nova vibe while “Apagon” highlights traditional Puerto Rican plena over lyrics that express frustration on social issues, a roots reggae song that keeps the tropical vacation energy going (“Me Fui de Vacaciones”), and “Tití Me Preguntó,” which uses dembow to make the song of the summer. With Un Verano Sin Ti, Bad Bunny takes over everything in its path just like the sun on a Puerto Rican beach. —Alejandro De Jesus