Camilo Enlists Shawn Mendes for Bilingual “Kesi” Remix

Camilo’s latest single is getting a major assist…

The 27-year-old Colombian singer/songwriter has joined voices with Shawn Mendes for the newly released bilingual version of Camilo’s ultra tropical love anthem “Kesi.”

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It’s the first time the pair has worked together, and the moment was made possible after Mendes reached out to Camilo over DM.

“I was like listening to, I heard KESI And I was like, I’m obsessed with this song. I’m just going to, I slid in his DMS and I was like, ‘Please let me do a verse on this song because I’m obsessed with it,'” the “Señorita” singer told Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

Camilo said in a statement that he wasn’t planning on releasing a remix of “Kesi,” off his chart-topping Mis Manos album, but when Mendes proposed the idea, it was an immediate yes.

“Being a big fan of his music, the pure idea of hearing him singing in Spanish is something that made me so excited. The fact that he decided to sing in our language for the first time in his career on a song with me is one of the greatest honors I’ve had in my career as an artist.”

The remix stays true to the original sounds rooted in traditional champeta, a genre that originates from the coast of Colombia. The twist comes comes near the remix’s minute-mark with Mendes singing a verse in English, and then transitions to Spanish to sing the chorus: “If you tell me right now that you want me by your side, that would be beautiful … but you don’t tell me kesi (yes).”

This release comes as Camilo embarks on his global Mis Manos Tour, which kicked off in Spain and includes 16 sold out dates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Camilo Launching U.S. Leg of “Mis Manos Tour” in October

Camilo is U.S. bound…

The 27-year-old Colombian singer, songwriter and record producer’s highly awaited first-ever tour will hit the U.S. in the fall, where he’ll make pit stops in 14 cities, kicking off October 22 in Miami’s The Fillmore.

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Dubbed Mis Manos Tour after his recently released album, Camilo, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, is ecstatic to be hopping on stage for the first time with his five-piece band, including a multi-percussionist, a guitarist/tres/ukulele player, a bass player, keyboardist, and himself playing cuatro and guitars.

“The expectation of looking my fans in the eye, and having them look into my eyes and sing those songs — which are anthems of hope — makes this an almost mystical encounter,” Camilo previously told Billboard.

Though Camilo plans to have special guests on tour, he said a fundamental one would be his wife Evaluna Montaner.

“My music doesn’t exist without Evaluna; more than a guest, she’s a living part of every one of my songs,” he added.

Mis Manos Tour, produced by Loud and Live, will wrap up on December 3 at the Coca-Cola Theater in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

General tickets are already on sale via Ticketmaster and CamiloLaTribu.com.

Here are the official tour dates:

October 22 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
October 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
October 29 – Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre
October 31 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live Orlando
November 6 – Washington, D.C. @ EagleBank Arena
November 7 – New York, NY @ The Town Hall
November 10 – Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hall
November 12 – El Paso, TX @ The Plaza Theatre
November 13 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie
November 14 – McAllen, TX @ McAllen Performing Arts Center
November 19 – San Diego, CA @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
November 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dolby Theater
November 21 – San Jose, CA @ San Jose Civic
December 3 – San Juan, PR @ Coca-Cola Theater