The single art for the Just Bieber-studded remix of Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’; Photo: Universal Music Latin Entertainment
This morning marked the arrival of exactly the world does not need — a Justin Bieber – Daddy Yankee – Luis Fonsi remix that spins a Latin hit into a Spanglish hybrid that hopes to break into the English speaking markets.
Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” has been seizing the Latin music charts by storm, with some calling it the absolute top hit of 2017 (so far) for Latin audiences. However, there was a problem — the English speaking audiences weren’t behind the cultural movement yet.
The solution? Call Biebs and convince him to lend a his best culturally-apropraiting accent to kick off the remix for the song. The result is the same song with the same production and everything, save for your favorite head-butting pop-prick singing a verse on it. Something about coming on over in his direction and something that rhymes with ‘heaven’ or whatnot.
Stay for his attempt at Spanish, though:
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo
Despacito means, ‘slow’/’gentle’, btw.
The remix was announce with a tweet by Bieber of the cover art for the single and the lone word “remix.”
Will it be a success? Will Biebs continue to headbutt his way out of conflict? Only time can tell. Listen to the remix below and feel the vibes Latin audiences have been experiencing so far this year.