Los Retros: It’s Got To Be You

Oxnard, California-based funk recording artist Los Retros (aka Mauri Tapia) debuted a laidback, slow-burning love song, “It’s Got To Be You.” Released with an animated video by Lorenzo Mercanti that features a pair of characters dancing, intertwined, until becoming a flower, it’s altogether endearing—with a DIY spirit and vintage feel.

Los Retros feat. Firelordmelisa: Someone To Spend Time With

Los Retros (aka 19-year-old Mauri Tapia) offers up a downtempo, but sunny single with “Someone To Spend Time With,” out via Stones Throw. His melancholy lyrics (about being lonely, even when surrounded by people) and sweet but forlorn vocals are mirrored by the track’s guest vocalist, Firelordmelisa. While there’s a vintage tinge to the track, it’s contemporary. The visual accompaniment, directed by Ross Harris, is …