If you’re dating a person who’s no good for you, Ivy Queen has the perfect solution: “Next!”
In her latest single and music video, premiering exclusively on Billboard today (Sept. 10), Ivy Queen sings about a relationship that has not been beneficial to her life. “You didn’t teach me anything / Only that love hurts / You didn’t teach me anything / That’s why I’m going to forget you fast,” the song kicks off.
The infectious reggaeton was co-written between Ivy and Peter Nieto and shares a woman’s perspective after a breakup. “For men, saying ‘next’ is the easiest thing to do but when a woman wants to move on and begin dating, we are judged. That’s why ‘Next’ was born,” she tells Billboard.
In the simple yet metaphorical music video, the Puerto Rican artist rocks a set of different glamorous outfits, including a long, silky light grey dress with glittery fringe and a matching pointy hat that represents a shark. The outfits in the clip pay homage to Ivy’s zodiac sign Pisces. “The shark demands power and leadership,” she says. “When someone sees a shark, they know that there’s a halt. So, in other words, the boss is here. Mommy Shark.”
In true Ivy Queen fashion, “Next” oozes nothing but confidence and empowerment.
Her best advice for women to keep confident and positive after a breakup? “It all starts with you,” she notes, “when you make the decision that a relationship is over and you’re ready to walk away and move on.” “I love that my songs encourage women. They have helped and inspired many people around the world,” she adds.
Watch the music video for “Next” below.