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Sotomayor Drop ‘Quema’ Video from Forthcoming Album ‘Orígenes’

By | 13 December, 2019

Ahead of their highly-anticipated new album Orígenes, due to drop in early 2020, Mexican duo Sotomayor have just released this eventful video for lead single “Quema”.

Set in Mexico City, the video follows singer Paulina Sotomayor (one half of Sotomayor alongside brother Raul) as she sets off on what turns out to be an epic night in the Mexican capital. It feels like apt visuals for one of the fiercest songs of the group’s new album. “Quema” marries forceful beats with a cumbia rhythms and Paulina’s energised vocal for an electro-tropical street party that is given even more bombast courtesy of Totin “Arará” Agosto’s guest vocals, Agosto being one of the most loved interpreters of Puerto Rican bomba around.

Here’s the director of the video, Ruben Rojas, to give his take on what they were trying to achieve:

“Quema” (‘fire’ in Spanish) is a song that inspires and empowers when you hear it. We felt the strong expression of the present moment in it and a “Here I am!” spirit. With the video we wanted to portray a young woman making her everyday living in one of Mexico city’s dangerous neighbourhoods: Colonia Doctores. A place which is considered a no-go area but where families live, children play and there is music on the street. In the video we wanted to show fearlessness, strength and freedom. This young woman is not afraid to face the city around her, to live her life, and sometimes even the risk of “getting burned”.

Orígenes has been produced by Raul Sotomayor, alongside Eduardo ‘Visitante’ Cabra, who is on a rich vein of form having recently worked on albums by Jorge Drexler, iLe and Vicente Garcia. Expect something special.


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