By the Caribbean Journal staff
Luis Fonsi sent shockwaves through the music industry last year with his Puerto Rico-focused Despacito, and the Caribbean star is at it again with his newest single: Calypso.
The new single features British-Jamaican rapper and singer Stefflon Don.
Just like Despacito, the song’s music video puts Puerto Rico at the front and center, opening on the sands of Palominito Island off the coast of Fajardo.
“I’ve been very excited about this song for a while now because of how it makes me feel every time I play it. Calypso for me represents fun, colors, Caribbean vibes, and beach, basically a good time,” Fonsi said. “The song has a fresh sound…, an island sound and it plays again with three languages, Spanish, English and even a little bit of French. When we went to the studio to record the track, I wanted to have a female voice that will give it that special touch and Stefflon Don was it. She is an incredible artist, super talented, her style and that combination of British accent with her Jamaican flavor was exactly what the song needed.”
It’s the first collaboration for Stefflon Don on a Spanish track.
“This song is lit! You are going to keep repeating it every day, is not going to come out of your head,” he said. “For me it’s an honor that Fonsi asked me to be a part of this track, I feel like it’s going to be a big situation.”
“Calypso” was written by Luis Fonsi, Dyo, Mauricio Rengifo, Andrés Torres, Stefflon Don and produced by award-winning producers Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo.
Behind the new video is director Carlos Perez, who was also responsible for Despacito.