6 Essential Tracks on Paulo Londra’s ‘Back to the Game’ Album: Editor’s Pick

After releasing a handful of singles throughout the year, Paulo London has officially dropped his long-awaited aptly titled album Back to the game.

The 16-track set marks the Argentinian rapper, singer and songwriter’s first album in three years following his debut album Home run (2019), which debuted and peaked at No. 12 on Top Latin Albums.

In his first album, Londra leaned more towards his core urban sound, using elements of trap, freestyle, dembow, hip hop and reggaeton. This time, while the 24-year-old artist stays true to his essence with a cheeky reggaeton (“A Veces,” a collaboration with Feud), he also dabbles in punk rock (“Nublado” with Travis Barker) and R&B (“Noche de Novela” with Ed Sheeran).

“I am back,” he wrote on social media. “This is from Paulo to those who have always been there, since then I went to the square in Joaco to cross paths for the second time with Ed Sheeran. As long as you follow their passion, no one can stop you. If you have ever felt you empty, but today you want people around you to smile or have fun, so welcome to the club.”

Earlier this year, Londra officially announced her comeback after forging one new partnership with Warner Music Latin, which marked a new phase for his career. In November 2021, Londra settled a two-year legal battle with Cristian Salazar and producer Daniel Oviedo (Ovy on the drums), with whom he co-founded Big Ligas in 2018. After filing dueling lawsuits in 2020, Big Ligas and Paulo Londra amicably resolved their differences in a Miami courtroom.

He marked his big return to music by dropping one of his punk rock anthems “Plan A” in March, his first single in three years, previewing the new album and presenting a fresh new sound for the artist. He has since released other singles such as “Chance”, “Julieta”, “Party En El Barrio” and “Luces”.

The eclectic, star-studded set also features collaborations with artists such as Timbaland, Towel and LIT Killah. Below, Billboard editors recommend six key tracks on the new set.

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