Canadian singer/songwriter and actress Carly Rae Jepsen and Spanish-Filipino singer-songwriter, actor and producer Enrique Iglesias have partnered with Canadian rapper bbno$ and American artist and producer Y2K and for a new, official remix of their viral hit song “Lalala.”
The hip-hop/rap track dropped in June. The remixed version now begins with a new additional verse from Jepsen, who also replaces the cut’s original vocals, and then moves into a new Spanish verse by Iglesias. In a statement to the press, Y2K commented: “The ‘Lalala’ remix is truly wild to me.”
He notes: “We went from uploading a song online with no support, to having Carly Rae Jepsen and Enrique Iglesias come on and be a part of the remix.” Y2K also recalls: “When we sat down to brainstorm features we never in a million years expected that two of the most iconic pop artists would be down to be on our record. I love this remix so much and I’m super stoked to share it,” he concludes.
Bbno$ earlier told reporters that the specific “Latin Spanish vibes” in the hit song, which climbed to the top of the Rolling Stone Trending 25 Chart back in July, were actually inspired by the track “I Like It” by American rap artist Cardi B. The featured guitar line was written by Y2k on a MIDI keyboard. Bbno$’s music hook generally follows the same melody.
Bbno$ concluded: “While [Y2K] was doing that [composing the guitar line], I was like ‘nah-nah, nah-nah-nah. He turned around like, ‘Go record that.’”