The track featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller erupted on YouTube on Friday 16th June. The instrumental oozes hella Spanish vibes which is further exaggerated in the visuals and the music video. Can we talk about Rihanna’s style too though. Issa summer look! I’m seeing Spanish flamenco dancer but I’m also seeing ghetto fashion princess. The whole fit is dope and fits the overall theme of the song. The song is a refreshing and modern take of Maria Maria, the 90s hit by Santana featuring The Product G&B.
It marks the fourth single of DJ Khaled’s highly publicised album Grateful, which he claims his four-month-old son helped to executive-produce. Maria Maria’s beautiful acoustic melody is used throughout the track, providing for a dance-able track that will definitely be played all summer. Rihanna’s sultry voice beautifully accompanies the instrumental, bringing us back to her Pon de Replay days. R&B singer, songwriter and rapper Bryson Tiller comes in towards the end of the track with his cool demeanour and charm. Expect to hear this anthem all summer!