Don Omar feat. Natti Natasha – Dutty Love
If there was ever a plan to crown the official King of Reggaeton, Don Omar would certainly be in the running. The Puerto Rican’s first album ‘The Last Don’ was a smash. Follow up, the aptly named ‘King of Kings’, was even bigger. It topped the Latin charts and became the highest ranking reggaeton album in US history, before hovering up awards like they were going out of fashion.
On top of all that, he’s featured as an actor in not one, but two of the Vin Diesel-icious Fast and Furious movies. There is nothing this man can’t do.
‘Dutty Love’ sees the Don returning to his musical day job, teaming up with singer Natti Natasha to continue his trek towards total reggaeton domination.
Unfortunately, your writer’s sub-schoolboy Spanish is in no way up to the task of deciphering what this song is actually about. Love is obviously involved somewhere, but beyond that it’s all guesswork.
It doesn’t really matter though. The track possesses more than enough bounce to get by whether or not you have a clue what it’s about. As we emerge blinking from dark and damp winter, its sun-kissed rhythms are welcome tonic. Perhaps it’s just me, but it’s almost impossible to listen to this without getting images of palm trees and elaborate drinks served out of coconut shells.
Of course, viewed through the language barrier, the song could be a harrowing dissection of a disintegrating relationship or about something else equally upsetting. It seems unlikely considering its largely upbeat demeanour, but you never can tell. Oh well, ignorance is bliss