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The Spanglish EP refers to an untitled, upcoming extended play by Big Time Rush. The 4-song EP[1] was written and recorded in April 2022, when BTR collaborated with Latin producers Maffio and JENCARLOS during an extended writing camp. Preceded by the release of its lead single "Dale Pa' Ya",[2] the project will mark the group's first venture into the Latin market. Its creation was the focus of The Miami Tapes, a documentary mini-series released from September 2022 to March 2023, through the subscription-based "BTR" app.[3]

While the project was never given a formal release date, the band originally teased a release in early 2023.[4] As of June 2023, the status of the project is unknown.

Background[]

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BTR recorded the EP at Rebel 11 Studios in Doral, Florida.

The band discussed the concept of a Spanglish EP as early as 2012, having previously recorded and performed a version of their song "Worldwide" in 2011.[5][2] The idea was ultimately not realized prior to the band's indefinite hiatus in 2014. However, the band revisited the idea following their 2021 reunion. In early 2022, while Kendall Schmidt was visiting member Carlos PenaVega in Miami, Florida, the pair wrote a song called "Dale Pa' Ya" with Latin producer Maffio, with whom PenaVega had previously collaborated on his own projects.[4] Inspired by the song, as well as BTR's notable popularity in Latin America, they discussed holding an extended writing camp where the band would create a collection of Spanglish songs.[1] While they anticipated a "hard sell", fellow members James Maslow and Logan Henderson liked the idea, and the group made plans to do so.[6] In late April, they traveled to Miami, Florida for two weeks, where they wrote and recorded with producers Maffio and JENCARLOS at nearby Rebel 11 Studios, in Doral. These sessions were documented in a mini-series titled The Miami Tapes, a ten-episode series distributed through the band's premium "BTR" app.[3]

BTR completed four different songs for the EP. A fifth one, a ballad titled "Con Amor" was conceptualized, but not recorded. It inspired a tentative project title of Con Amor.[1] In July 2022, the band predicted a release at the "top of" 2023.[4] On August 19, 2022, the single "Dale Pa' Ya" was released. A remix featuring Cuban reggaeton duo Gente de Zona followed on October 7.[7] However, as of June 2023, further details about the project have not been publicly discussed.

Track listing[]

The band wrote and recorded four different songs for the project.[1]

Personnel[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Episode 8". The Miami Tapes (2023). Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richards, Bailey (August 23, 2022). "Big Time Rush Go 'Worldwide' With 'Dale Pa' Ya'". Paper Magazine. Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (September 30, 2022). "The BTR app is now up and running! 🔥 It's a fun spot where we go LIVE, share exclusive photos, and release weekly VIDEO content!! Pretty psyched to have digital home for our rushers. Go check it out! btr.fan @bigtimerush". Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Big Time Rush Talks Reuniting, Nickelodeon Days, Bringing Back Their TV Show & Upcoming Eps" on YouTube (Timestamp 38:43–41:31). Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  5. "Entrevista de James y Logan en Telehit (México 2012)" on YouTube (Timestamp 1:56). Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  6. Avila, Daniela (May 20, 2022). "Big Time Rush Talks Creating Spanish Music and Prepping for Tour". People. Retrieved May 21, 2023.
  7. "Big Time Rush & Maffio ft. Gente de Zona lanzan "Dale Pa’ Ya"". Master FM (October 10, 2022). Retrieved May 21, 2023.

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Discography · Videography · Awards and nominations · Songs · Live performances
Members Kendall Schmidt · James Maslow · Carlos PenaVega · Logan Henderson
Studio albums BTR (2010) · Elevate (2011) · 24/seven (2013) · Another Life (2023)
Compilations The Greatest Hits (2016) · L'Intégrale (2016) · Ultimate Fan Edition (2016)
Extended plays Best of Season 1 (2010) · Holiday Bundle (2010) · Big Time Movie Soundtrack (2012) · Untitled Spanglish EP (2023)
Concert tours Big Time Rush in Concert · Better with U Tour · Big Time Summer Tour · Summer Break Tour · Live World Tour · Forever Tour · Can't Get Enough Tour
Promotional tours Big Time Rush & Walgreens · Big Time Rush Live
Virtual concerts Big Time Rush: The City Is Ours
Television 7 Secrets with Big Time Rush · Big Time Rush: Live from Times Square · Big Time Rush: Party All Night · BTR: Music Sounds Better with U · Big Time Tour

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