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LISTEN: There’s an Emo-Corrido Version of Bad Bunny & Jhayco’s ‘Tarot’

Bad Bunny and Jhayco’s “Tarot” is still inspiring today. On Sep. 8, the Mexican artist Roger Rogerz covered the hit, adding an emo-corrido twist to the Un Verano Sin Ti track.

In this new alternative version of “Tarot,” Rogerz replaces the original’s wavy electronic and reggaeton elements with stripped guitar strings and a slowed-down BPM. He echoes Jhayco’s raw croons with his own, with a touch of another familiar regio compatriot José Madero-style vocals that help distinguish the tune. This song marks the Monterrey-bred artist’s first-ever cover release.

“Tarot” is part of Bad Bunny’s popular Un Verano Sin Ti, which made history by earning the biggest streaming week for a Latine album ever, among other accolades. Moreover, the hit album debuted at No. 1 in multiple Billboard charts, including the Billboard 200, Top Latin Albums, and Latin Rhythm Albums charts, per Billboard. The original song currently has over 97 million views on YouTube.

Fast forward to now, the original creators remain busy. Though Bad Bunny keeps his life primarily private, he was seen entering and exiting the same studio in NYC as Taylor Swift last week. Though it’s not official, social media users are hoping for a collaboration between the two icons. As for Jhayco, he recently released the collaboration “Ex-Special” with Peso Pluma. The video is currently No. 27 on YouTube’s Trending for Music category. Moreover, Jhayco’s currently preparing to embark on his Vida Rockstar Tour in Boston, MA, on Sep. 28.

On the other hand, Rogerz’s “Tarot” comes after his latest release, “McQueen,” which showcases the artist’s version of an emo corrido tumbado, which he calls “corridos tristes.” Besides these two releases, Rogerz has also dabbled in groovy electronic music like “secretos” with Gold Citrus and more música mexicana with songs like “moet iplay MASTER.wav” with Legado M.

Listen to the official cover audio of “Tarot” below.