Flex Releases Third 'Romantic Style' Album

Panamanian urban sensation Flex is hoping to wrap up his 'Romantic Style' trilogy with the release of his third studio album titled 'Romantic Style Parte 3: Desde La Escencia." Back in 2008, the reggaeton star dominated every corner of Latin Pop radio with his hit 'Te Quiero,' which spent 20 weeks at the #1 spot on Billboard's Hot Latin Tracks chart. The song also earned him a Latin Grammy award, and worldwide recognition. In fact, Panama had not imported an international star since Ruben Blades.

Unlike most reggaeton artists, his songs avoid social dilemma and egocentric tones to instead, concentrate on heart-warming pieces. This variation in the genre is noticeable when comparing the urban sounds coming out of Panama, to those coming out of Puerto Rico. His first album was so successful it's hard to imagine Flex surpassing it. While the reactions to his sophomore album 'La Evolucion' were lukewarm to say the least, it's hard to deny the advancement in production, lyrics and visual offerings.

Flex recruited Kumbia All Starz member Ricky Rick for the album's first single titled 'Besos de Amor.' Both artists had collaborated before when A.B. Quintanilla III invited Flex to take part of Kumbia All Starz's enormous hit 'Por Ti Baby.' Judging from the single, Flex will continue to drop hits on the radio, reinforcing his accessible and adolescent appeal.


Watch the video 'Besos de Amor' after the jump.