Receiving unanimous praise for her long-awaited return to Latin music, Selena Gomez released her first Spanish EP, REVELACIÓN. Gomez envisioned creating a project that would be a reflection of her journey, allowing her to share her story through connecting with her Latino heritage. About the EP, Selena expresses: “This new music is a labor of love for all my Latino fans. Whether you speak Spanish or not, I hope you can feel the excitement and passion. For me, that’s the beauty of Latin music. “
Almost completely remotely recorded due to COVID, Gomez wanted to work with artists that she “admired and respected within the Latino community.” She chose several Latin GRAMMY® Tainy winners [Bad Bunny, J Balvin] and NEON16 as executive producers. Charged with bringing Selena’s musical vision to life, Tainy said, “Meeting with Selena on this project was incredible. We wanted to merge the work that I’ve been doing with the pop sound that Selena has always mastered, to create something that was authentic to her. I am a huge admirer of his work and having this responsibility has been an incredible honor. “
True to his vision, Gomez’s first Spanish EP features a 7-song collection, featuring collaborations with urban phenomenon and Latin GRAMMY® nominee Rauw Alejandro, multiplatinum urban artist Myke Towers, and renowned international DJ and producer, DJ Snake. .
From a visual perspective, Gomez collaborated with the most influential Latino creators to bring her vision to life through beautiful imagery. She recruited the Los Pérez duo, Tania Verduzco and Adrián Pérez, and Fernando Nogari to direct the first two accompanying music videos, and also tapped into Erica Hernandez and Camila Falquez to create the concept art for the EP, connecting images and the artist’s Mexican heritage. For their most recent single “Selfish Love,” Selena and DJ Snake recruited award-winning filmmaker Rodrigo Saavedra.
Earlier this year, Selena released her first Spanish-language recording in a decade, “De Una Vez,” which peaked at number one worldwide. Drawing widespread praise, Vogue praised: “The story told through ‘De Una Vez’ resonates no matter what language you speak,” and Billboard called it “empowering.”
“De Una Vez” was followed by the seductive, reggaeton-infused song, “Baila Conmigo,” featuring Latin urban phenomenon Rauw Alejandro. The video portrays “the sense of isolation that we are all experiencing right now and how music really connects us all, no matter where in the world we are”. Produced by Tainy, Albert Hype, Jota Rosa and NEON16, the song fuses energetic rhythms of reggaeton and guitar with an empowering hook and seductive verses. Meanwhile, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Nogari directed the accompanying music video. Filmed between Los Angeles, Miami and a remote fishing village in Brazil, the visual integrates bold performances and breathtaking scenery.
Listen to “Revelation” HERE
Source. Central American and Caribbean Digital Newspaper