Summer is here — and so is another Latin-infused summer tune from Romanian pop group Mandinga!

The Eurovision 2012 group has unveiled “Aventura”, their first single since they updated their lineup. To refresh your memory: lead singer Elena Ionescu left the band in March to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Barbara Isasi, Spanish singer and contestant on The Voice.

The song is, unsurprisingly, in Spanish and features further vocals from guest artist Erik. Even with a line up change, Mandinga remains Latin with a hint of R&B. You can feel the rhythm from from a mile away. Catchy and perfect for the summer, it’s classic Mandinga.

As we look to the future we would be remiss to ignore the past.

Mandinga’s last single with Elena — Eurovision’s Next Top Model 2012 — was the Romanian language “Cand va fi mai rau (asa sa ne fie)”. This song may not be high spirited like “Aventura”, but it’s certainly got that Mandinga charm we love. Special mention to rapper Shift, who features on the single, for teaching us all the word for “m*therf*ckr” in Romanian. Spoiler alert: it’s the same word.

So whether you’re still bitter about Elena’s departure or obsessing over Barbara, there’s something from Mandinga to keep everyone happy over the summer. Let us know in the comments: Which Mandinga single is your favourite?

Aventura Lyrics

Ya no quiero recordar
Lo que me hizo llorar
Me ha costado asimilar
Que tu te fuiste ya
Encontre una cancion
Grabada en mi corazon
Sin tu cuerpo yo me muero
Me muero mi amor

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Desde mi interior
No,no me dejes solo
Te pido porfavor

Conoces mis secretos
Te juro que no miento
Y no existe momento
Que no prefiera tu cuerpo

Tienes que olvidar
Lo nuestro se acabo
Mejor dejarlo atras
Porque a tu lado
Yo me muero
Me muero mi amor

Dijiste la verdad de tu corazon
Me estoy volviendo loco
Ten compasion
Mi mente esta repleta de obsesion
Ya no se por donde voy

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Una aventuraaaaaaaaaa
Del amooooooooor
Unaa aventuraaaaaaaa
Del amooooooooor
Yo sin tu cuerpo
Me muero mi amor

Dijiste la verdad de tu corazon
Me estoy volviendo loco
Ten compasion
Mi mente esta repleta de obsesion
Ya no se por donde voy

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Una aventura del amor
LLega a ser una obsesion
Ya no siento la pasion
Desde mi interior

Cand va fi mai rau (asa sa ne fie) Lyrics

Viata asta e buna si rea,
Cautam fericirea si odata cu ea
Alergam muncim si uite asa uitam
Ca noi nu traim cat lumea si ca tre’ sa profitam
Dar cand e bine, bine, bine
Traieste clipa ca pe ultima
Ca maine, maine, maine
Nu conteaza ce-o sa fie am o viata s-o dau bine

Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Noaptea asta-i vie, una la o mie
Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Facem nebunie, toata lumea stie

Intru-n club Was is das mother f***er,
E prea plin ma tot plimb ma-ntreb o sa-mi placa
Trec orele, bubuiala cred ca maine,
O sa ajung la O.R.L., dar iau cu mine boxele
Schimb foaia, foaia, foaia,
O ardem high gen Himalaya
Bonsoir, holla, holla da-mi un mic sa-ti ridic sala
Ala bala portocala noaptea asta-i vie
Dau mai tare toti vecinii mei sa stie
Ca e party nu e vreo filozofie
Shift baby, Mandinga asa sa ne fie

Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Noaptea asta-i vie, una la o mie
Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Facem nebunie, toata lumea stie

Cand e bine, bine, bine
Traieste clipa ca pe ultima
Ca maine, maine, maine
Nu conteaza ce-o sa fie ai o viata s-o dai bine

Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie,
Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie.

Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Noaptea asta-i vie, una la o mie
Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Facem nebunie, toata lumea stie

Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Noaptea asta-i vie, una la o mie
Cand va fi mai rau asa sa ne fie
Facem nebunie, toata lumea stie

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fbm
fbm
4 years ago

fantastica!

karminowe.usta
karminowe.usta
4 years ago

I really like Mandinga, Aventura is good song. Ideal for summer and relax. I love Spanish language:)

Yves
Yves
4 years ago

Well that was a big load of nothing! You’d think they’d have gone with a far more powerful song for their debut with Barbara.

The Brightest Falling Star
The Brightest Falling Star
4 years ago

I liked their song in 2012, I start missing Romania 🙁