'Bendecido' isn’t a term to use lightly. In particular, Latin artists use their faith as fuel for their creative process and for their lives. For Latin Trap pioneer Bryant Myers, it also happens to be the name of his sophomore album, 'Bendecido', released under Millo Gang Music/eOne. All eyes are on the young Latin Trap pioneer, whose album features genre power players Arcangel, Nicky Jam, Farruko, El Alfa, Rauw Alejandro and Zion & Lennox, among others.
“Bendecido (Blessed) is a term that I always keep present in my life,” he says. “I’m a kid who started recording my music in a closet and that music, made without resources, led me to live my dream of singing. So I consider myself bendecido. On this album, I want my fans to know that it does not matter the economic position one is in, the important thing is to be grateful to God and work hard; whatever you set out to do, you can achieve.”
Myers is the perfect example of achieving dreams regardless of obstacles. Since his mega hit “Esclava (Remix)” hit the scene, his gritty, rugged voice has dominated the Latin urban streams and airwaves. And now with 'Bendecido', he’s out to continue his world domination. The album begins with four bullets of pure Latin trap musical massacre with “Bendecido,” “24/7,” “Wow (Remix)” and “Relax”. And it’s only right for the man whose voice has helped define the Latin trap era.
“I consider myself one of the pioneers in Puerto Rico that is making trap fashionable with songs such as “Esclava,” “Gan-Ga,” “WOW” and many others,” he says matter-of-factly. “And I have been able to demonstrate my versatility in flows within the same trap because if you listen to the songs, they all have a very different flow and are original within what is considered a trap. On 'Bendecido', there are a few songs that will continue to change the trend of trap.”
But Bendecido isn’t only a love letter to the trap game but an album replete with all of Myers’ talents. Far from a one-trap-pony, Myers’ reggaetonero genes are on full display on his sophomore album, from romantic reggaeton like "Ojitos" featuring Rauw Alejandro and Lyanno, and soon-to-be classics like the bombastic “Indica” with legends Zion & Lennox, and “Relax”. Yet, the album’s solo songs are where Myers is at his best to highlight his dexterity as a songwriter and creator. “Sé Fuerte,” the album’s first focus track, is a slow, romantic track geared towards women's empowerment. The new music video directed by Alejandro Santiago Ciena will drop simultaneously with the album release.
“This album is complete because I have different styles of trap but I also have a couple of very hard reggaeton songs,” he says. “So I kept the essence of trap because I have an audience who is very faithful to my music, but I'm also looking to reach other audiences, and I believe that these reggaeton songs are going to allow me to reach them.”
Last week, Myers gave fans a preview of the album by releasing its second single, “RELAX”. The single talks about where Bryant Myers is now and how he manages to remain calm and relaxed when others try to bring him down. Without a doubt, the trap icon sends a powerful message to all those who have doubted him. He’s living out his dreams, and demonstrates that there is no stopping him from achieving even more success.
Previously, he released “WOW REMIX” alongside the biggest stars in reggaeton Nicky Jam, Arcángel, Darell and El Alfa. The original version of “WOW” debuted on YouTube at #1 in Puerto Rico, #2 in Spain, #8 in Peru and #20 in Mexico and became a fan favorite among his followers, positioning the track on the Top 30 of the Latin Rhythm radio charts in the U.S. On the heels of its success, he released “WOW Remix,” and within 24 hours of the release, the single trended #1 on YouTube in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic , Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Panamá, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.
Watch the official music video for "Sé Fuerte" below: