Draco Rosa is heading back in time for one of his re-released classics…
The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer has released the official music video for his life-affirming and sublimely romantic song “Esto es Vida.”
The duet with Latin Music superstar Juan Luis Guerra gets the pastoral treatment, echoing the spare acoustics of the recording. The two artists, wearing appropriately tropical gentlemen’s attire, play guitars against a backdrop of palm trees and jungle vines at the Engombe ruins outside Santo Domingo. It’s the now-bucolic site of a 16th Century sugar mill, a setting that echoes the song’s violin-accompanied plea to “cultivate amor” and enjoy the moment.
The video with the Old World feel was directed by Guerra’s son, Jean Gabriel Guerra.
The song is the latest single from Rosa’s latest album Vida. Released in March, it peaked at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums and Latin Pop Albums charts. This week, Vida is No. 17 on the Latin Pop Albums chart.
“Esto es Vida” first appeared on Rosa’s 2010 album Amor Vincit Omnia.