J Balvin celebrates his cumple with new music…
In honor of his 36th birthday (May 7), the Colombian singer/songwriter has released an ultra-personal track titled “7 de Mayo.”
Penned by Balvin and Keityn, the hip-hop song is an autobiographical piece intertwined with recordings from real-life commentaries, including Daddy Yankee.
Balvin opens up about his upbringing, the struggles in his career, and the legacy he wants to leave behind.
He recalls the times people didn’t believe in him because he was a Colombian doing reggaetón music and how difficult it was for him to export his talent in times where there was no social media or press.
He sheds light on his mental health issues and how his mother and her prayers have kept him grounded. “If I die, don’t remember the hitmaker, remember the parcero who left a legacy,” he chants in the track.
A music video directed by José Emilio Sagaró shows a performance by Balvin laced with rare footage of his beginnings in music and some of his most successful career moments.
“May 7 is the day a warrior and a dreamer was born,” he states.