Kali Uchis and Karol G set the scene ablaze with “Labios Mordidos” (Bite Lips) on Friday (Nov. 24), marking their second collaboration following the success of “Me Tengo Que Ir” from Karol’s Mañana Sera Bonita (Bichota Season) earlier this year.
Produced by Manuel Lara and Albert Hype, the sweltering reggaeton cut sees the two Colombian femmes fatale indulging in risqué flirtation. “The girl is on fire and sticks to me like a tattoo/ I guarantee there’s no one harder than you,” Kali seductively croons in Spanish. Meanwhile, Karol responds with her hushed coo: “I guarantee there’s no one more chimba than you … The baby is aggressive with that cute face/ That tattoo on her back left me breathless.”
“I’m so excited for the Kuchis to finally have one of my favorite songs on Orquídeas with one of my favorite artists Karol,” Uchis said in a statement. “I hope this brings everyone lots of holiday cheer and you make plenty of memories going into the new year with this song!”
During Karol G’s opening performance of the 2023 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 19), La Bichota teased fans with a snippet of the song.
As anticipation builds for Uchis’ fourth album, Orquídeas, due Jan. 12, “Labios” emerges as the third single, offering a tantalizing preview of what’s to come. The song follows the vintage bolero-style song “Te Mata” and the Dominican dembow of “Muñekita” with El Alfa and JT.
“The orchid is the national flower of Colombia, and we have more species of orchid than anywhere on earth,” Uchis said last month. “I always felt distinctly intrigued and magnetized by the flower. This album is inspired by the timeless, eerie, mystic, striking, graceful and sensual allure of the orchid. With this vast scope of fresh energy, I wish to redefine the way we look at Latinas in music.”
The album will feature more collaborations, including with Peso Pluma, Rauw Alejandro and more. Orquídeas is Kali Uchis’ second all-Spanish release.
Kali Uchis entered a total of six Billboard Year-End Charts, including the Top Latin Artists chart at No. 32 and Top R&B Artists at No. 11. In October, the Colombian-American singer-songwriter concluded her Red Moon in Venus Tour with sold-out performances across the U.S.
Stream “Labios Mordidos” below.