The Brazilian superstar, who’s worked with the likes of Madonna and GAY TIMES cover star Pabllo Vittar, has once again joined forces with production trio Major Lazer (Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums) for fiery new track Make It Hot.
“Having the opportunity to write and compose another song with Major Lazer was really special. We have developed this energy that is similar to being around family and close friends when we work together,” Anitta said of the collaboration.
“It’s good to be able to bounce ideas off each other and that’s something that happens naturally now. I think it’s difficult for anyone to listen to this song and remain still.”
Blending Spanish-language lyrics from Anitta with Major Lazer’s signature dancehall sound, the track also features a Jennifer Lopez shout-out in the line, “Te gusta mi sensualidad y que soy del blocke también como Jenny.”
Listen to Make It Hot below.
When we interviewed Anitta last year, she spoke about how important it is to be an ally to the LGBTQ community.
“Of course it’s important! I think that people need to respect difference. It doesn’t matter what other people do with their lives, because that is nothing to do with yours. You need to learn to respect other people, and that’s it,” she said.
“There is not a right way to be a woman, or a man, [but] there is a right way to be human, and that is being a nice person and having a good character. People need to start letting each other live their lives and respect each others’ differences.
“This community just hug me, they just like me, and I feel like I need to give something back to them.”