With his new single, entitled 'I Like It', Enrique trades in the reluctant charm of his former self for intrepid confidence. He summons the likes of Miami's Pitbull and Seaside Heights' very own Jersey Shore cast to aid in his musical rebirth. Without reservation, he lifts a line from a famous Lionel Ritchie single, and utters brazen lyrics of his own:
"My girlfriend is out of town / And I'm all alone.
Your boyfriend is on vacation / And he doesn't have to know."
'I Like It' is an exhilarating contrast to Enrique's former hits, including 'Bailamos' and 'Hero.' The beats and hooks are masterfully crafted. And the chorus is infectious, to say the least. Perhaps the song's greatest moment is during the bridge, when Enrique delivers a dynamic falsetto that arouses a sonic similarity to Michael Jackson (albeit with a little help from auto tune).
Watch the energetic video for 'I Like It' below: