Identifying as a destamprada (or “wild one”) herself, Chiquis breaks down what it actually means to be such a free spirit. “She’s someone who doesn’t necessarily break the rules but bends them a little bit,” Chiquis tells Billboard. “We just like to party and enjoy life.”
As soon as she heard the song when it was sent to her three years ago, Chiquis knew she wanted to sing it with at least one more female artist — so she tapped Ochoa and Quintero. “I thought this song was perfect for us three to come together. It’s something that’s never been done in our genre and I thought it was perfect the time and not just talk about women empowerment but actually make it happen,” she says.
“Las Destrampadas” will appear on Chiquis’ third studio album, titled Playlist and due for release at the end of May. “I believe a lot in numerology and number three is huge for me, so I want to take my music to the next level,” she teases. “You’ll be able to hear what my life is all about because it is a playlist, so it’ll include cumbia, regional banda, norteño and a little bit of country.”
Fresh off of her collab with Amandititita, Chiquis also says that her new album will include more collabs with other female artists. “I want to empower women and I truly believe in uplifting each other, especially in the regional genre, because there’s been this misconception that there’s only one space for a woman and I don’t think that’s fair.”
Get a first look at the video for “Las Destrampadas” below.