Daddy Yankee knows what is needed for a latin song to break the charts. And when Myke Towers showed him his new song “Ulala”, which dropped on Thanksgiving Day, Yankee understood its potential for “global success”.
While working with the same producers on their albums, Towers – who was featured on Legendaddy“Pasatiempo” by — decided to show the reggaeton legend his tropical-tinged pop song to see what he would think.
“[My producers] Play-n-Skillz was working on Daddy Yankee’s album at the same time they were working on mine, so in one of those phone calls Daddy Yankee told me he wanted me to jump on one of his songs, and I decided to show him ‘Ulala’. Towers recount rolling stone. “Daddy Yankee knows a worldwide hit when he hears it and he could hear the overall sound of the song, just like me.”
Like the Mike Ho-directed video, the song has a beachy vibe as Towers sings “enjoy the moment” as he meets a beautiful girl he knows he’ll probably never see again.
“Mami rica/Ulala/No se cuanto durará/Yo se que nadie como tú lo haré/Se luce si la veo bailar,” Towers sings before Yankee joins in with his signature style. (In English: “Mami rica/Ulala/I don’t know how long this lasts/I know no one like you can do it like this/She shows up when I see her dancing.”)
“During one of the studio sessions, the beat ‘Ulala’ was the first song they played to me,” Towers explains. “The process was something magical: the song came together very quickly and smoothly, something hard to explain, almost as if the beat was already telling me what to write.”
“Ulala” is the third song Towers and Yankee have composed together, following last year’s “Pasatiempo” and “Súbele el Volumen” with Jhayco. “Ulala” is set to feature on Towers’ upcoming album, titled Michael.
“It’s a really personal album. It shows how much I can do,” Towers said. rolling stone earlier this year, adding how becoming a father in 2020 has influenced his approach to his career: “Everything I do isn’t even for me anymore. It’s about [my son].”