In collaboration with the gentleman of Salsa Gilberto Santa Rosa and maestro Alex Bueno, “Lluvia y Samba” will be part of Crespo’s next album
Global star Elvis Crespo returns in style with an unexpected combination of sounds that will transform his image in front of the world. Fusing tropical music with Brazilian and electronic sounds, with this new song, «Lluvia y Samba», the artist uses different sounds and joins salsa icon Gilberto Santa Rosa and Merengue, Bolero and Bachata singer Alex Bueno, to create a legendary collaboration. Released under Flash Music, the track is now available on all digital music platforms.
The song was produced by Elvis Crespo, the electronic fusions and Brazilian music by Robert Cora and Francisco Barbosa, and the live musicians produced and directed by Manuel Tejada.
“Lluvia y Samba” arises from the Brazilian series “Cosa Linda”, whose music captivated Crespo from the beginning, inspiring him to create the melody and the story for this song that demonstrates his maturity and musical evolution. «We created a contemporary sound with a touch of classic,» said Elvis, who assures that it arrives more excited than ever and this collaboration is a sample of everything that is yet to come. The lyrics of “Lluvia y Samba” revolve around a split. «I can’t stop raining (crying) if you’re not here,» says part of the song that also describes how he feels when she’s not by his side.
On the collaboration with Alex Bueno and Gilberto Santa Rosa, he said: “I respect and admire both of them. When Alex sent me his recording for the first time, I cried like a little boy. As a composer, when a performer with such a great voice and musical awareness sang a song written by me, it made me feel very happy. On the other hand, Gilberto Santa Rosa was part of my ‘wish list’, I have admired him since I was a teenager. The greatness of his presence, chivalry, impressive talent, and the energy that he brought to the song has been something incomparable. It is a guaranteed success”.
The music video was directed by Bobby Viera in Miami, Florida. From Great Southern Studios, the video captures the “Rat Pack” concept made famous in the 60’s by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Sammy Davis, Jr. Together as friends, Elvis Crespo, Alex Bueno and Gilberto Santa Rosa created this classic ‘performance’ video, with the end result being a masterpiece. According to Elvis, “I worked a lot on the production, I hadn’t done such complex choreography for a long time and in this video I had the opportunity to dance in the rain. We really enjoyed filming.”
In the last year, Crespo has released several singles including Imaginarme Sin Tí, La Casa de Ramón, Festa Rica and La Foto se me borró, totaling 17 million streams combined. Currently, Elvis is preparing to launch new music during the month of November. Stay tuned!