“A dazzling art-pop rendezvous brimming with glitz, grime, and neon-hued experimentalism”Billboard

“a glitchy expression of sordid fantasies”i-D

“An industrial post-reggaeton thumper”The New York Times

“Reclaiming her dominance inside a genre traditionally steeped in machismo”PAPER

“a cheeky, modern spin on old school reggaeton”Resident Advisor

Honduran artist Isabella Lovestory shares her new single “Fuetazo,” featuring Puerto Rican rapper Villano Antillano. Alongside the single, Isabella is also unveiling the track’s official music video that she conceived herself and co-directed alongside JMP (Freddie Gibbs, Pusha T, Destroy Lonely). A trailblazer in her own right at the forefront of alternative Latin music, Isabella joins forces with Villano Antillano, who was most recently praised by NPR as “one of the most exciting voices in Latin trap and reggaeton right now” to deliver a dominant and assertive anthem that puts the two artists’ striking personalities front and center.

The Honduran artist wrapped her Laticonica tour this summer following a run of live shows at SXSW in Austin. With support from Kamixlo, her headlining tour started in San Diego and made stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto before heading to Europe for Primavera Sound festival plays in Barcelona, Madrid, and Porto. In Madrid, she met Villano where the two went to the studio after playing a show together and wrote “Fuetazo” in one night. The quick meeting and fleeting moment was encapsulated in the word “Fuetazo” which translates to a quick, but strong punch.

Fuetazo” is a song about the celebration of freedom. A bad bitch anthem, it’s anti-romantic as two latinx LGBTQ icons come together in this experimental perreo, abrasive yet elegant and indestructible as their bold personalities. Villano Antillano (Aries) and Isabella Lovestory (Saggitarius) unite as mermaids to celebrate their strength and spontaneity. Sonically, combining Kamixlo and Dinamarca’s production, it’s industrial, spacious and dynamic, with a dark atmosphere that serves as a perfect backgrop for Isabella and Villano’s luscious vocals. Lyrically, it talks about making hits, making moves and being fearless.

Laced with the sensuality and femme candor that has been associated with her discography, Isabella builds on the unapologetic prose of her critically acclaimed debut album Amor Hardcore, providing us a glimpse of what Isabella has to share with the world on more new music to come next year.

Isabella’s 2022 debut album Amor Hardcore was a poignant personal statement declaring her intent to exist in a pop fantasy world all her own, devoid of genre or language barriers. The album earned critical acclaim from the likes of BillboardInterview MagazineResident Advisor, and Pitchfork, who described the album as “a defiant celebration of sexual agency.” The album highlights a chorus of some of underground Latin music’s distinctive voices with features from perreo institution Ms. Nina, BX drill-dembow hybrid Chucky73, and upstarts MethMath and SixSex, along with productions for a bigger stage from longtime collaborator Chicken, Nick León, Kamixlo and others. The album includes previously-released singles “Exibisionista,” “Cherry Bomb,” “Fashion Freak” and “Sexo Amor Dinero.”

Check out “Fuetazo” featuring Villano Antillano above and stay tuned for more from Isabella Lovestory coming soon.

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About Isabella Lovestory:

Isabella Lovestory wants you to feel the way she felt at 13 — unrestrained, full of desire — euphorically dancing alone to a distorted reggaeton riddim booming on the radio. “It is about the real me,” she says. “But also the imagined me – the girl I made up to step out of myself, to escape into my indulgences and excesses.” 

The ‘real’ Isabella is a synthesis of her childhood experiences, the soundtracks to her memories. In her hometown of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, she absorbed the music of reggaeton artists like Wisin y Yandel and Plan B; her cooler older cousins would blast DJ Playero at family parties. Her father, a radio DJ, exposed her to alternative rock from The Cure and The Smiths. While alone, she obsessively transcribed lyrics to pop songs by Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani off the radio. After moving to the US and later Canada as a teenager, she discovered American rap music from artists like Soulja Boy, Lil Wayne’s Young Money, and rap mutations via MIA, Kreayshawn, and Lil B. Isabella’s music brims with these musical influences but also with the originality and experimentation that they share. 

Isabella likes extremes. Her songs are stories of love, sex, life, and the rage, ecstasy, and humor in it all. “Love can be nasty and violent, it’s not always a sugary fairytale. Sex is liberating and the most primal creative expression, but this same feeling can be found in other sides of life, not everything sexy is about sex. Desire vs. freedom. Parallels and unusual dichotomies, poetry in lust. Expressing sins is healing.“

About Villano Antillano:

Villana Santiago Pacheco, known by her stage name, Villano Antillano, has been one of the pioneers of the queer movement within the urban genre in Puerto Rico. Born in Bayamón, Villano Antillano considers herself a transfemme woman whose approach to music is as challenging and irreverent as it is magnetic and revolutionary. As an audio-visual artist, she is the true owner of the “flow” and the chanting. Her songs go beyond trap and the urban genre; they are revealing lyrics that tell the beauty and also the horror of growing up as a queer person in the Caribbean.


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