El Individuo Portrays Everyday Cuban Life Through Dance in Carefree "Baila" Video

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In November, added to its checklist of releases targeted on black empowerment with El Individuo’s newest EP, merely titled Soy. “Baila” is the primary single from the discharge, and now it’s acquired a joyful video, which amplifies the music’s optimistic message.

“With ‘Baila,’ I wished to make a dancehall music in my very own approach,” says the rapper born Rafael Bou Lemus. “I wished to create a music the place I might provide you with recommendation whereas making you progress on the similar time, with Caribbean sounds. But I didn’t need it to be old style dancehall; I wished to make dancehall with components from Cuban music.”

With that objective in thoughts, El Individuo delivered massive time. “Baila” booms with the ability of up to date dancehall, and an intermittent, grandiose horn association evokes El Individuo’s Cuban roots. But not one of the monitor’s instrumental finesse can overshadow the rapper’s highly effective lyrics, which invite us to take management of our our bodies and dance our worries away, discovering inside acceptance and in the end turning into higher individuals.

Its music video, directed by Amilcar Navarro, is the lacking piece within the “Baila” puzzle. The music involves life by a solid of various, carefree dancers in other places in Cuba, making each day chores appear to be an excuse to get pleasure from ourselves and launch stress. “Por eso baila como si nadie te estuviera viendo,” he sings, and it turns into an invite we are able to’t refuse.

While we flip as much as “Baila,” El Individuo is getting ready his debut full-length and planning an upcoming tour throughout Colombia and the Dominican Republic for subsequent spring.

Soy is now accessible on Guámpara Music. Watch our premiere of “Baila” under: