What do you do when you have trouble falling asleep? You get online and listen to new music. Over the weekend, I saw that Thalia was getting ready to release a new album and the first single is out for everyone to listen to and purchase. “Desde Esa Noche” is a duet featuring Maluma, a Columbian urban singer, and it certainly already popular with the fangirls and fanboys, who believe Thalia is the end-all, be-all.
After many listens of the reggaeton style single, I am still torn if I like it or not. It comes down to my personal issues with how reggaeton and Urbano is becoming mainstream pop music anymore. I know that I should get over my veto of all things Urbano but it hard to compare Thalia of the past with songs like “Amarillo Azul” and even more recently, “No Me Ensenaste”, to “Desde Esa Noche”. But it is not like Thalia is stuck with a pure pop genre. Thalia has embraced the Caribbean sounds as early as 1996 with her album “En Extasis” when her life moved from Mexico to Miami, and she began working with the likes of Emilio Estefan.
Even when she released albums such as her self-titled 2002 album, she released remixes featuring Bachatas and Salsas. These changes moved Thalia from a pop star to more of an international star and she really doesn’t fall in the realm of mainstream pop music, whatever that is nowadays. If I am looking at Thalia’s new single for how it falls and works with “Top 40” radio today, it’s a pretty decent tune and I think that if the album sticks to this style, it will be a hit; but it probably will not be my favorite Thalia album.