“Orange Is the New Black” actress Jackie Cruz has been pursuing her passion for music for a minute. The 31-year-old Dominicana was part of a girl group called Krush Velvet back in her high school years, released an extended play independently in 2010, and even did an impressive cover of your favorite Selena Quintanilla song. So, it makes sense that even in her continued success as an actress, that she has continued to pursue her love for singing. Lucky for her fans, Cruz is giving us another chance to soak in her vocal chops thanks to the release of her new single which dropped over the weekend.
“La Hora Loca” is Cruz’s first single from her upcoming solo debut.
????My Single comes out tomorrow!!! I’m so ready for this new chapter in my life. Música es mi primer amor y continuo cumpliendo mis sueños uno por uno!! Mas que lista para que lo escuchen!! Photo credit @dumanphotography ???? @feefa_la @nikalfieldz @djkokomusic #lahoraloca available tomorrow on @itunes @applemusic @pandora @spotify @tidal check out Tidals fresco playlist!
Over the weekend, the actress best known for her portrayal of “Flaca” on “Orange Is The New Black,” dropped a new single called “La Hora Loca.” The new song features Cruz’s vocal talents as she takes the songs lyrics in and out of English and Spanish over trumpets and a cha-cha beat. In a post to her Instagram page, the Latina snuck a preview of her song with a post that explained her excitement over its release. “I am so ready for this new chapter in my life. Music is my first love and I continue to fulfill my dreams one by one! More than ready to be heard! Photo Credit,” she wrote.
If the music industry’s rising love and embrace for Latina artists is any indication, Cruz’s upcoming album could be the next big thing! Until then, you better believe we’ll have our fingers crossed and her new canción on repeat para todas las horas like a true loca.
Check out the “La Hora Loca” below!