This Friday, May 6, Bad Bunny released A summer without youhis long-awaited studio album. Andreaone of the themes that emerge from the new record material, has drawn attention for its powerful message about female empowerment.
The single is a collaboration of the 28-year-old interpreter with the Puerto Rican group Buscabulla, which alludes to the wave of femicides that afflicts Latin America.
During an interview with New York TimesRaquel Berríos, vocalist of Buscabulla, spoke about the meaning behind the song:
I felt that the choir had to have a lot of weight on what it means to be a Caribbean woman. I have never worked so hard for a song.
Andrea was written in honor of Andrea Ruiz Costas, a Puerto Rican woman who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Miguel Ocasio Santiago, in August 2021 after a court rejected her request for protection.
According to NBC News, the 35-year-old woman denounced her ex-partner for harassment and violence. However, the court found no grounds for her arrest and rejected her application for a restraining order.
A month later, Andrea’s charred body was found in a vacant lot and Ocasio Santiago was detained. An unfortunate event that could have been avoided if the law had been exercised correctly.
Since its launch, Andrea went viral on social networks, in which thousands of fans have applauded the work of Bad Bunny and Buscabulla for paying a well-deserved tribute to Andrea and for sending an inspiring message about female empowerment with their music.