After years of calling herself “La Tóxica” on every other song she’s dropped or featured on, Mariah Angeliq is starting 2022 off with an anthemic banger! Her new single “La Tóxica” was released on Thursday January 13 alongside the music video, where the singer shines as the main tóxica.
The rising Miami artist teased the single and video shortly after the New Year on Instagram, taking full ownership of the theme: “IT’S TOXIC SEASON BITCH,” she wrote – along with emojis proper warnings and all.
The video crushes the iconic tropes – the girl next door and the classic sexy slumber party, raising the stakes to a steamier level. In the dawn of hot pink pajamas and a corset cut, the “Perreito” singer tells the listener exactly what it means to be a tóxica. As she takes puffs from a hookah, dances on a bed full of feathers and rejects the boy next door, her bars tell her what it’s like: “Party weekend/ Wasting money / I’ll call you when I’m horny / Toxic even in bed / And tomorrow like nothing.
Fans on Twitter and Instagram jumped on the Tóxica bandwagon, showering Mariah (who also changed her Twitter name to La Tóxica) with very brand-true praise via fire and purple devil emojis.
The single follows a steady stream of songs, collaborations and features from the past year, like “ANACONDA *o* ~~~” featuring Luísa Sonza and “Bobo” featuring Bad Gyal and Maria Becerra (a must-have The Spanish version of TLC’s “No Scrubs”) and the single “Diablita”.
Mariah hasn’t released a new full album since the 2020s Normal, but could 2022 mark a new era for the young artist? Or, just like her new single, will she keep teasing fans a little longer?
Watch “La Tóxica” below.