The Brazilian stars are bringing a touch of summer this December
You can count on this trio of Brazilian superstars to bring the most fiery batidão tracks. On Thursday, Anitta, Dennis, and Pedro Sampaio released their collaboration (and Anitta’s last release of the year) “Joga pra Lua,” which translates to “Play for the Moon.”
“I really threw myself into funk in 2023. Finishing the year with this song is very special for me”, says Anitta. “I’ve had this chorus stuck in my head for months… It’s delicious. It’s so summer!”
“It makes you want to start dancing immediately!” she added of the track, which also samples “Uva,” originally performed by Brazilian funk group Os Saradinhos.
Anitta debuted the track while performing at TikTok in the Mix over the weekend in Arizona, where she additionally teased snippets of tracks “Grip” and “I Wanna F.” She was also joined on stage by Peso Pluma for the first-ever performance of their collaboration “Bellakeo.”
Dennis and Sampaio are frequent collaborators of Anitta. She and Sampaio previously released dance party faves “Dançarina Remix” and “No Chão Novinha,” while Anitta just joined Dennis for “Monstrão.” He also produced some of the songs on her 2022 LP Versions of Me.
“I love collaborating with other artists. And I think it’s wonderful when that harmony leads to one, two, or more collaborations,” she said. “‘Joga pra Lua’ celebrates my musical connection with these boys.”
Anitta is also anticipated to release a video for the project next week, which was shot in Rio de Janeiro and directed by Anitta herself.
Earlier this year, the singer dropped song bundle Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story, joined Tomorrow x Together on “Back for More,” and released solo single “Mil Veces.”