This week’s Song of the Week comes from Albanian pop star Era Istrefi!
Era has been described in certain circles as “The Albanian Rihanna,” which is an amazing description, so I’m just going to take it and agree. But if you need proof, there’s “13,” “Shume Pis” and “Mani Per Money” for your objective listening and viewing pleasure.
Era‘s latest single “Bonbon” has been constantly on repeat ever since I randomly came across it via the YouTube. It’s an all-out addictive shake-wind-and-roller with a subtle Eastern flair throughout infused with reggae and rap influences, all wrapped around Era‘s slick infectious melodies: “Bon bon edhe nëse sbon sbon/ Don don/ Bet u wanna taste it/ Bon bon/ Bet u wanna taste it/ I E di qe ti don don.”
I don’t understand what she’s saying but it doesn’t even matter because the song is that good – OBSESSED!
BUY Era Istrefi’s new single “Bonbon” on iTunes / Apple Music now!