In the sprawling metropolis of global music, a few stars shine brighter than the rest. Anitta, Brazil’s sensational export, is undoubtedly one of them. With her latest single, “Used To Be,” she takes us on a thrilling journey back to her roots while introducing us to an evocative blend of the old and the new.
Emerging from the vivacious three-song collection “Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story,” “Used To Be” is a testament to Anitta’s extraordinary ability to intertwine her deep-rooted Brazilian origins with contemporary global sounds. The entire compilation, released under the esteemed banners of Republic Records and Universal Music Latin Entertainment, is a vibrant celebration of the carioca funk – the rhythm that has been the pulsating backdrop to Anitta’s life.
Diving into the song itself, “Used To Be” seamlessly encapsulates the raw essence of the favelas while exuding a modern, international appeal. This duality is a signature of Anitta’s artistry. She eloquently stated in her release, “In this project I dive into carioca funk. The rhythm that raised me and is part of the culture from where I was born.” This deep connection and authentic reflection of her experiences in the favelas make “Used To Be” stand out, not just as a song, but as a heartfelt narrative.
A significant highlight of this release is the impending visual trilogy that promises to be “beautiful, fun, colorful, and amusing,” as described by the songstress. Knowing Anitta, these visuals are not just set to be a treat for the eyes but will also beautifully convey the story she wishes to tell, making them an integral part of the entire experience.
The collaboration with long-term partners and producers Sir Nolan and Aaron Z is evident in the finesse and polish of “Used To Be.” Their history of producing catchy, heartfelt, and sincere tracks continues with this new gem, making it both an auditory delight and a lyrical masterpiece.
However, it isn’t just about one song. The entire compilation, including the previously released “Funk Rave” and the fresh track “Casi Casi,” indicates a grander narrative at play. Anitta, in her genius, manages to make each song a unique experience while ensuring they contribute to a bigger, overarching story.
As we journey with Anitta through the neighborhoods of Brazil, the soccer games, the graffiti, and the vibrant beach life, we’re reminded of the power of music to transcend boundaries and bring the world closer. Her passion and love for her culture, combined with her desire to make music that resonates globally, is truly commendable.
With “Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story,” Anitta continues to carve her niche, leaving an indelible mark on the world music scene. As fans eagerly await the complete visual experience and more from her upcoming releases, one thing is clear: Anitta’s reign is only just beginning, and we are all here for this exhilarating ride.