The 34-year-old Colombian reggaeton singer has released his latest single “Morado.”
The midtempo track, produced by Sky, describes a person who is powerful or likes to be on top of any situation.
J Balvin announced the single early this week after posting a short clip with an instrumental reggaeton track as background and ending with the phrase “yo pedi un trago y ella la botella.”
So why did J Balvin us a color as a song title? According to a previous press statement about the collaboration between Dolby Atmosand J Balvin, it says that he “sees music as colors. With this new album that we’re making, we really want people to feel the colors.” “Morado” follows his previous song “Blanco,” released in November.
The video, directed by Collin Tilley, shows J Balvin as a king of an old kingdom \ and throwing purple paint at a wall, among other scenes.
Mexico has selected the 56-year-old Mexican filmmaker and Oscar winner’s latest film Romafrom Netflixas its official submission for the Academy Award race for Best Foreign Language Film.
After its launch in the fall festival space, Roma has been on fire, winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
Cuarón’s memoir to his homeland reportedly also played in a cinema down in Mexico City during August to qualify. Netflix is working to give Roma a theatrical release in Dolby Atmos, the format the director prefers. The qualifying theatrical run will reportedly start on December 14 in select cities.
Much like how Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon received love throughout all Oscar categories outside of foreign language, it would come as no surprise to see the same for Roma.
Cuarón produced, wrote, directed and shot the black-and-white film about his memories growing up in Mexico City.
In 2014, he became the first Mexico-born filmmaker to win the Oscar in the directing category for his sci-fi opus, Gravity.