For his new single Barrio, which was released on 30 August 2019, Mahmood teamed up with Colombian reggaeton artist Lalo Ebratt. The song is also a tribute to Mahmood’s Spanish and Latin American fans who have been supporting him since the launch of Soldi, the smash hit that shot him to fame.
Barrio, which means neighborhood, district or quarter in English, features a few Spanish elements, especially flamenco guitar chords, palmas (flamenco handclapping) and castanets. And obviously the title Barrio. The song was produced by Charlie Charles and Dardust.
MAHMOOD’S MOROCCAN POP AND A NEW TOUR
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, Mahmood said: “I’m coming back with a new song, a new chapter of my Moroccan pop. I love to experiment. I’m excited about this new departure. A year ago, I could only dream of it. Some time ago I wrote down all I had done so far. I would do it a million times over. I learnt so much from these busy months.”
Mahmood’s tour Europa Good Vibes will start in October 2019.
VIDEO: BARRIO BY MAHMOOD
Mahmood teams up with Lalo Ebratt for Barrio, his new song. The video clip for the song was shot in the desert by Attilio Cusani, who also shot the video for Mahmood’s smash hit Soldi.
LYRICS: BARRIO BY MAHMOOD
Dicevi sempre: “Vattene via
Che non mi importa più di te”
Che te la scrivo a fare una poesia
Se brucerai le pagine
Leggeri come elefanti
In mezzo a dei cristalli
Zingari come diamanti
Tra gang latine
(You always said: “Go away,
I don’t care about you anymore”
Why do I write a poem for you,
If you will burn the pages?
As light as elephants
Between crystals [this line refers to “like an elephant in a china shop”]
Gypsies like diamonds
Between Latin gangs)
VIDEO: FRESA BY TINI & LALO EBRATT
Mahmood teams up with Lalo Ebratt for Barrio. The Colombian rapper slightly changed the song by adding some chords, but does neither sing nor appear in the video.
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