In the aftermath of mutually ending his engagement with Rosalía last month, Rauw Alejandro’s latest single takes a turn for the melancholy. Titled “Hayami Hana,” the all-new breakup track is dedicated to his ex-fiancée, serving as his basis for reminiscence and moving forward.
The Puerto Rican artist surprise-dropped the single on Thursday, making public the grievances he has about the conclusion of his relationship. On top of a piano-backed melody, he sings, “I don’t blame you/The life we live isn’t for everyone: the press, social media, peer pressure/Being far from each other is the hardest.”
Later in the track, the reggaetonero shifts gears into rap: “You are stronger than you think, and I hope that one day we can laugh at our past,” Ruaw sings. “Here, there’s no resentment, this isn’t a complaint/You gifted me the best days, and for that reason I have your name tattooed on my belly.”
“Hayami Hana” comes after Alejandro released his fourth studio album, Playa Saturno, last month. The full-length effort arrived with 14 tracks and features from artists including Ñejo y Dálmata, Jowell y Randy, Ivy Queen, Bizarrap, Miguel Bose and Junior H. In March, he released a three-song EP with Rosalía, titled RR.
Listen to Rauw Alejandro’s “Hayami Hana” above.
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