Dancehall king Sean Paul and reggaeton royal J Balvin launched visuals for his or her newest monitor, “Contra La Pared,” which suggests “Against the Wall.” The duo had beforehand joined forces on the 2017 Major Lazer track “Buscando Huellas.”
In the Tainy-produced reggaeton-hall monitor, Balvin calls to thoughts an outdated Spanish nursery rhyme within the refrain, by which he tells a demanding lover that she has his again towards the wall: “Cúcara, mácara, dique fue,” he sings, “Ya me tiene’ contra la pared.” Between playful verses in Patois, Paul sings the refrain in Spanish as effectively, and with out lacking a beat.
Directed by Andy Hines (Big Sean, Logic), the brand new video sees the superstars and their dance crew circle Utah’s Lake Powell in dune buggies — sporting designer puffy jackets and snow pants. According to Paul, nevertheless, the winter wardrobe was purely incidental: “When we determined to shoot within the dessert [sic] in Utah & Arizona I believed it could be sizzling!! But it was freezin!!!” he wrote in a comment on YouTube. “The vid got here out sizzling although! Me and Balvin been speaking about doin a collab for years!”
“It was nice working with J Balvin,” Paul stated earlier in a press launch. “He’s a star from the Latin world who has such an important information and respect for dancehall music… When the dons of dancehall and Latin crew up, the result’s pure hearth!”
“Working with Sean Paul was an actual blessing,” added Balvin, a professed longtime fan of Paul’s. “Since reggaeton clearly has robust roots [in] reggae, it was actually thrilling to carry our worlds collectively.”
Dutty rocker Paul has boasted a slew of hit singles prior to now few years, from the worldwide Number One success of Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” to his Dua Lipa-assisted monitor, “No Lie.” After having simply featured alongside Selena Gomez within the Tainy and Benny Blanco reduce, “I Can’t Get Enough,” Balvin will proceed work on the follow-up to his hit-laden LP, Vibras, which was named certainly one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Albums of 2018.