Selena Gomez announced via her social media profiles that her first spanish EP "Revelación" will be released on March 12. For her fist two singles ("De Una Vez" and "Baila Conmigo"), and the EP's art cover, Selena worked with spanish speaking and latin creators.
De Una Vez music video inspiration and creators
(Via Vogue Magazine) The project needed to be handled by directors with a deep connection to the material. “If I was going to completely immerse myself into a project inspired by Latin culture, I wanted to work with native Spanish speaking creators,” says Gomez. Husband and wife team Tania Verduzco and Adrian Perez, a.k.a. Los Perez, proved ideal creative collaborators. Hailing from Mexico and Spain, respectively (...)
Gomez and Los Perez leaned into the concept of magical realism. The genre, known for its merger of real-life issues and fantastic occurrences, is synonymous with Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez, and Laura Esquivel. “Magical realism has always been part of the Latin culture, whether it be in art or telenovelas,” Gomez explains. “I wanted [to capture] that sense of a supernatural world.” Creating that sensibility meant utilizing Mexican cultural references, including that of the sacred heart, a motif regularly found within folk art from the nation. “We wanted to play with powerful language and images,” says Verduzco. “We designed the heart—we call it the Milagro in Mexican culture—and its light to be a metaphor for the healing throughout the story.”
Baila Conmigo’s MV was directed by Brazilian Fernando Nogari and shot in Brazil (Icapuí city - Ceará state). The dancers are both brazilian too. Ariane Aparecida is an actress and dancer from Brasilândia, São Paulo, and Kibba is a singer/dancer from João do Meriti, Rio de Janeiro. Additional shots of Selena and Rauw Alejandro were directed remotly.
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Gerard Santos (that previously worked on Beyonce's Black Is King) was the set designer. Colombian-spanish Camila Falquez is the photographer. Vogue Spain detailed every look by designer.
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