Two months ago, Mexican songstress Belinda (whom you might already know from 2010’s “Egoísta” with Pitbull, among other smashes) unveiled “En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar,” the lead track from her upcoming fourth studio record, Catarsis.
The gorgeous track, which was produced by Victor El Nasi, pulsates with a scorching electronica undercurrent and airy Latin rhythms. “Y ahora grito tan fuerte!/Cómo deseo tenerte otra vez,” Belinda cries, which translates roughly to “And now I shout so hard/How I desire to have you again.” (Yes, MultilingualMuuse. Be very impressed.)
Now, the enchantress–is there a Spanish equivalent for “flaw-free queen”? “Reina sin defecto” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it–has finally dropped the accompanying video, and it’s an incredible mixture of amazing and insanity. Amazanity, really.
Filmed in Acapulco, Barra Vieja, and Playa Ventura (all places I would rather be right now), the thoroughly exotic clip for “En El Amor” is what I would imagine Rihanna‘s “Where Have You Been” video would have looked life if styled by the House of Dereon and shot by the director of a Telemundo telenovela.
The video’s got just about everything you’d ever need from a pop video: Flowing garb, a romantic stroll down a beach with a leopard (because obviously), jungle rain writhing, choreography on a boat, no less than two very large crowns–one made of fronds, and one made of sticks–and even an ice throne! Oh! Also, A GIANT FUCKING HAWK.
It’s not surprising that you’re singing about being “frío,” Belinda–you’re sitting on A GOD DAMN CHAIR MADE OF ICE.
It’s all very stunning, but there’s really no better way to describe the video than this single moment:
My thoughts exactly.
Many thanks to MuuMuse reader Joe G. for the find!
“En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar” was released on June 19. (iTunes)