The battle to be the world’s biggest boy band is heating up. K-Pop superstars like BTS and Monsta X are making waves around the world, while newcomers Why Don’t We and PRETTYMUCH continue to win new fans. Joining the race is CNCO. The Latin American quintet has already serious credentials. Recent singles “Reggaetón Lento” and “Hey DJ”racked up hundred of millions of Spotify streams and spawned star-studded Spanglish remixes. They now take another step towards global superstardom with “Pretend.”
The first track from their much-anticipated third LP is an absolute club monster. Sampling DeBarge’s “Rhythm Of The Night” (I think), “Pretend” finds CNCO effortlessly swapping English and Spanish verses — before combining both languages on the killer chorus. Christopher Vélez, Richard Camacho, Zabdiel De Jesús, Joel Pimentel and Erick Brian Colón also dropped the video today (February 15) and it’s a party-themed affair that showcases their knack for dazzling choreography. Check it out below.