Kany García is "Feliz"

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García has plenty of reasons to be happy. Her sophomore album, Boleto de Entrada, is coming out on Sept. 22 and the first single, “Feliz,” has already received the thumbs up from critics. Billboard.com noted that her “sharply observant lyrics and pained, husky voice are a satisfying contrast to the bouncy acoustic pop behind it.”

The track is essentially about breaking up, and I love that she puts a positive spin on ending a toxic relationship. “I feel happy / Now that you’re not here / Knowing that I’ll never / Have to talk to you,” she sings (in español, of course) and means it! Anyone that’s ever felt that sense of liberty can relate.

The video for the song is equally fun. Directed by Picky Talarico (he’s worked with the likes of Juanes, Julieta Vengegas and Paulino Rubio), it was shot using stop-motion animation and features García celebrating her newfound freedom in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Dumbo. She rides the subway, flies through an alleyway and rolls around in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Check it out and tell me it doesn’t remind you of that guy (or girl) that thankfully got away:

 

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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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