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“It’s a love song about a couple that meets on a beach and now they’re in love. It’s got a very breezy, Caribbean vibe to it,” says Liliana, whose tropical Soy Banana Girl swimwear line is also prominently product-placed.
Shot near vocalist Liliana Saumet‘s hometown of Santa Marta, the video is as much a love poem to the Caribbean coastal town as it is a celebration of a relationship between two people.
“I like to involve my city in my music because I feel they are one,” Liliana says.
Considered one of the best Latin albums of 2015, Amanecer is Bomba Estéreo’s first release through a major label, Sony Music Latin, and their first time working with an outside producer, Ricky Reed (Jason Derulo‘s “Wiggle” and Pitbull‘s “Fireball”).
The LP’s first single is “Fiesta,” a Baranquilla Carnival anthem that incorporates Kwaito, an African genre of music fusing hip-hop, house, reggae, and traditional African rhythms.
“It’s a schizophrenic track,” says bassist Simón Mejía. “It’s like you’re in one party, and then all of sudden, you get thrown into this other party. It’s two worlds told through one story. I think it pretty much sums up the album — a fusion of Colombian carnivals and folkloric rhythms like cumbia and champeta with the world of electronic music; beats and bass and synths, which people listen to all over the world, regardless of language.”