Right after winning the award for “Nueva Generación Masculina” (New Male Generation) at the 2021 Premios Juventud, Jay Wheeler released his latest single, “Dos Tragos” (Two Drinks), along with its music video.
The single has a melodic reggaeton sound that showcases Wheeler’s vocal range and his ability to create catchy hooks. The song tells the story of a guy waiting for the right moment to make his move on a girl he likes before he loses his chance.
Directed by Abez and filmed in a private residence in Puerto Rico. The video shows Wheeler out for a fun night at the same place where his love interest is having a great time hanging out with her friends. He waits patiently and watches her as she enjoys the night until he finally gets up to dance with her and has an unforgettable night.
“I want the night to end so I can end up with you // I know I’m hyped up but this life isn’t for the dead, is for the living // You say you have to leave but I don’t say goodbye // And I asked the DJ to play another song to dance it with you,” Wheeler sings in Spanish, setting the tone for the rest of the song.
“Dos Tragos” is his third solo single of the year following his tracks “Viendo El Techo” and the Valentine’s Day ballad “Amor de Febrero;” their videos have had a combined total of 37 million views on Youtube since they premiered. The song comes after a successful night for Wheeler, who won the award for “Nueva Generación Masculina” at this year’s Premios Juventud, positioning himself even further as one of Latin music’s most sought after artists.
In an exclusive with MuseTV, Wheeler talked about the moment he received his thoughts as he made his way to the podium. “At first, I thought it was a joke, but then I realized it was a big production, and they don’t joke here,” he says. “I got really nervous, but I thought about my grandmother who passed away, and I know she’s got to be very proud of me from up in heaven.”
2021 has been a successful year for Jay Wheeler, who has continued to rake in massive streaming numbers as he continued to experiment with different genres and sounds.