Already out of Warner, and signed to Republic Records, Anitta is publishing music by the bucketload. Her intention seems to be to build a new repertoire based on the rhythms of Rio funk that made her known back in 2017, but that she does not give up trying different flavors.
Available for days, ‘Mil vezes’ may be the best of Anitta’s recent singles. Still attached to a lively favela funk groove, ‘Mil vezes’ knows how to be as “enveloping” as ‘Envolver’… and just as “radio-friendly.” It already has nearly five million streamings, and surely its video clip, starring Anitta and Damiano de Måneskin, has had something to do with it.
Prior to ‘Mil vezes’, Anitta has released a series of singles that she has grouped into an EP called ‘Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story’. The main one, ‘Funk Rave’, has arrived with a forceful sound designed for clubs. ‘Used to Be’ has been the successful subsequent single, which, without being as good as ‘A Thousand Times’, is not bad. The weakest is ‘Almost almost’, which falls short of equaling the merits of the previous singles.
Interestingly, none of these singles are Anitta’s most listened to at the moment. ‘Back for More’, her collaboration with the k-pop band TOMORROW