Buscabulla’s “Frío” (Feat. Helado Negro) is reminisce over the frigid winter days. United in their tropical roots, these two artists feel displaced living ion the New York cold.
“Frío” features vocals by recent tourmate Helado Negro. “‘Frío’ is our psychedelic interpretation of a ‘lamento,’ a type of grief song that’s popular in Latin America,” says Buscabulla lead vocalist Raquel Berrios. “The song is a conversation between myself and Roberto (Helado Negro) about me not standing the NYC cold and feeling displaced.”
“We wanted to express that NY love/hate relationship of those born and raised in tropical climates (we are from Puerto Rico and Roberto is from Florida). We messed with some bachata and bolero undertones on the production, referencing what our Caribbean brothers and sisters blast out of their cars and bodega corners.”
“Frío” follows last fall’s single “Tártaro” which was inspired by Frankie Ruiz, a Puerto Rican cult figure and an icon in the “salsa erótica” movement during the 1980s. The “Tártaro” video was filmed at the most legendary sex motel in Puerto Rico, Hotel OK. In the video, Buscabulla singer Raquel Berrios visits the motel to find her inspiration to write the love song and channel Frankie’s “erotic” spirit.
Buscabulla is Raquel Berrios and Luis Alfredo del Valle. Born and raised in Puerto Rico but based out of New York, they create a hybrid they like to call “the Caribbean music of the future.”