On Friday (September 25), the Latinx pop stars released a double-feature with a two-part music video for their new songs “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely.” Fusing elements of reggaeton and trap, both records, produced by Jon Leone and Édgar Barrera, were co-written by J.Lo and Maluma, who portray undercover lovers in the cinematic 9-minute experience.
“Pa’ Ti” opens the two-part production, with the Puerto Rican singer and Columbian crooner singing Spanish lyrics of what one has to offer the other by way of their wealth and lavish lifestyle. “Todo lo que tengo es pa’ ti, pa ‘ti / Pase lo que pase, estoy pa’ ti, pa’ ti,” the superstars harmonize on the midtempo chorus.
In the visual, Lopez appears to play a rich businesswoman; Maluma her driver-slash-bodyguard. At one point in “Pa’ Ti” the stars come close to kissing and the visual ends with the duo in bed together before Lopez gets carried out in handcuffs after an FBI raid.
It’s when J.Lo discovers Maluma is an undercover FBI agent when “Lonely” begins, setting the tone of scorn and betrayal. “You're sayin' that you're feelin' lonely/ But you f—ed up, baby, I'm sorry/ I'm doing so much better without you/ Just kill your ego before it kills you,” the pop stars sing in English over a slower and steady trap beat.
The visual comes to an end teasing another song from the soundtrack for Maluma and J.Lo’s upcoming film Marry Me, on which “Pa’ Ti” and “Lonely” also feature.
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