Automatic perreo from la Nena de Argentina. On Thursday, María Becerra released her single “Automático” and accompanied it with a queer-coded, Fast & Furious-esque music video.
“‘Automático’ really is a dream song for me. I have always listened to old perreos and old reggaetones and all the time I wanted to do something like that,” the singer said of the song in a press release. “I think that with this song we achieved it, so I am very happy with the result.”
The video for “Automático” opens with the arrival of a face-tattooed villainous woman at Becerra’s car shop.
“Ponlo en automático, sé mi fanático,” Becerra sings. “¿Cómo se siente si rebotan los neumáticos? A 150 aunque no haya prisa/Y que sólo sean testigos los parabrisas/Ponlo en automático, se mi fanático.” (In English: “Put it in automatic, be my fanatic/How does it feel if the tires bounce? Go 150 even if there’s no rush/And let only the windshields be witnesses/Put it in automatic, be my fanatic.”)
Laced with sexy choreo, the video sees Becerra witnessing (and hosting) a car drag race, before performing choreography with her mechanic shop crew. The video ends with the two race cars crashing and its female drivers engaging in a steamy makeout session.
The sexy new track follows Becerra’s solo release of “Ojalá” earlier this year after dropping her full-length LP Animal in 2021. That album featured collabs with Becky G on “Wow Wow” and Danny Ocean on “No Eres Tú Soy Yo.”
Over the last two years, Becerra has become the go-to female artist for features on Latin pop and reggaetón songs, appearing on tracks by the likes of Camila Cabello, Zion & Lennox, Cazzu, and Sofía Reyes, among others. She also performed the hit “¿Qué Más Pues?” with J Balvin at the Grammys with J Balvin earlier this year.