Ozuna Is The Only Reggaeton Artist That Would Put Samurai And A Japanese Sword Fight In His Music Video And Surprisingly It Works Great
The music video for “Una Flor,” by Puerto Rican-Dominican reggaeton and Latin Trap artist Ozuna, recently dropped. The track is from his latest album, “Odisea,” and the video has raked in over 3 million views in just about 24 hours. It’s not surprising that he’s gotten that many views — he’s got eight songs on the Billboard Hot Latin charts. According to Billboard, the last two artists to do so were Joan Sebastian and Juan Gabriel.
Ozuna’s music video has only been out for a day, but its visual style is pulling in major views.
Ozuna was inspired by Japan and its ancient Samurai culture to tell this compelling visual story of an injured warrior taken in by a woman who nurses him back to health. The unnamed warrior then later gives his life to save hers when she is ambushed on her way through the woods. It’s a beautifully sad story. “Una Flor” follows the style of Ozuna’s previous music videos, with striking visuals, poetic narratives and a keen awareness for storytelling.
“Tu Foto,” and its accompanying music video feature characters reliving memories triggered by old photographs.
The memories are moments of extreme loss, from a drug overdose to a drive-by shooting. The stories here show the effects and reaches of drug and alcohol abuse. With over 400 million views since April, it’s clear that Ozuna and his video production team have a powerful handle on how to pair Ozuna’s music with stirring storytelling.
Slightly on the lighter side, Ozuna’s third music video is a tale of a woman scorned who gets back at her cheating man.
Definitely not as visually metaphorical or stunning, but a fun ride nonetheless.
Here, Ozuna and other fellow Latin Trap artists discuss the history of the genre that, after several years, is finally starting to take off.
You can almost hear the reggaeton purists sighing about how the sounds of the moment are moving more towards this Latin Trap sound.
And if you want the in-depth Ozuna interview with Leila Cobo of Billboard, check out the video below.
Listen to where some of his songs and inspirations have come from.
With eight songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart when he released his album on August 25th, there’s no telling what heights Ozuna will reach. We can’t wait to see where he goes!