The rising Colombian singer Feid released “Fumeteo,” a thunking yet hummable reggaeton single, on Thursday. It’s the first cut from an upcoming album due out later this year.
The production on “Fumeteo” is gaunt, little more than a blistering beat and a four-note riff that tumbles downward before climbing skyward. This skin-and-bones set-up means that minor embellishments have a major impact: A second instrument that sounds like a programmed string section hammers out three quick notes, evoking Dr. Dre radio hits from 20 years ago. And Feid adds a pleasantly repeatable chant — “eo eo eo” — to his otherwise concise chorus, ensuring that the melody lingers long after “Fumeteo” wraps up in under 2:30.
As Feid’s visibility has increased, so has his solo output — he has released an album a year since 2019.