Unico (song)

"Unico" is a song recorded by Argentine singer Lali, released on March 20, 2016. Originally intended to be the lead single of her second studio album Soy, the song was replaced with the title track "Soy" as the lead single.[4] The song was written by Espósito, Pablo Akselrad, Luis Burgio and Gustavo Novello, with production being done by 3musica.[3]

"Unico"
Promotional single by Lali
from the album Soy
ReleasedMarch 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:40
LabelSony Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)3musica

Background and releaseEdit

Espósito recorded the song while touring with the A Bailar Tour. On January 26 and February 18, 2016, the singer posted previews of the song on her Instagram account.[5][6] The song was first released on iTunes Store on March 20, 2016.

Live performancesEdit

Espósito performed the song before its release at last shows of the A Bailar Tour including the shows in Buenos Aires, Santiago and Tel Aviv.[7] Additionally, the singer performed "Unico" at the Radio Disney Vivo Music Festival on May 13, 2016.[8] Espósito performed "Unico" for the first time in TV on the 27th season premiere of Showmatch along with "Soy", on May 30, 2016. The performance, which was ranked as one of the best moments of the night,[9] received positive reviews. Diario Veloz stated that "Espósito's figure emerged from the chiaroscuro caused by the lighting effects and joined her dancers on an explosive performance".[10] El Trece's official website admitted that "a lot of Bailando por un Sueño contestants would love to do something as similar [as Espósito did] to stand out and get to the finals."[11] On August 7, 2016, Espósito performed the song in a medley with "Boomerang" and "Soy" on Susana Giménez.[12]

Lyric videoEdit

The lyric video of the song was uploaded to Espósito's official Vevo channel on March 20, 2016. This video shows off Espósito naked and with different lipstick colours, singing along with the lyrics on screen.[13]

Critical receptionEdit

Upon its release, "Unico" received critical acclaim from music critics. Latin Pop Brasil stated that "[the song] contains a very electronic style, with elements from dubstep and an international sound, not so latin".[1] Also, Cadena3 named the song as the "best song of the autumn".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Ouça Único, novo single de Lali Esposito". Latin Pop Brasil. Retrieved April 6, 2016. In Portuguese.
  2. ^ a b "Lali presentó "Único", primer single de su nuevo disco". Cadena3. Archived from the original on 2016-04-17. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Unico". Warner/Chappell Music. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ya se puede escuchar "Único", el nuevo tema de Lali Espósito". Infobae. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Video by @laliespositoo on Instagram". Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Video by @laliespositoo on Instagram". Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  7. ^ "Lali Espósito cerró su gira de shows, con un Luna Park lleno". La Nación. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  8. ^ "Con Lali Espósito como figura central, Radio Disney Vivo vuelve al Luna Park". Uno. Retrieved April 6, 2016.
  9. ^ "Cinco momentos de la vuelta de "ShowMatch"". El País (Uruguay). Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  10. ^ "El explosivo cierre de Lali Espósito a la primera noche de ShowMatch". Diario Veloz. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  11. ^ "¡Sos única! Lali Espósito la rompió en Showmatch con un show deslumbrante". El Trece. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Lali Espósito: "Único", "Boomerang" y "Soy"". Telefe. Retrieved August 8, 2016.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Lali Espósito presentó Único, su nuevo tema". TKM. Retrieved April 6, 2016.