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Juanes Covers Fito Páez’s “El Amor Después del Amor” in Vintage Music Video

Juanes dials it back to the ’80s in his music video for “El Amor Después del Amor.” The Colombian superstar covered the Latin rock classic by Argentine singer Fito Páez.

Juanes already has a co-sign from Fito himself.

“El Amor Después del Amor” is Juanes’ first taste of his upcoming album Origen. The song was first released by Páez on his 1992 album of the same name. The cover’s LP is Juanes’ dedication to the artists like Páez that influenced his music career.

“‘El Amor Después del Amor’ is one of my favorite rock songs of all-time,” Juanes said in a statement. “Since the day it came out, what it spoke to, and still does, resonates with me and a whole generation. I have the utmost admiration for Fito. I admire his greatness as a composer and his lasting influence on Latin rock.”

This is Juanes like you’ve never seen him or heard him before.

Juanes sounds like a born-again artist in “El Amor Después del Amor.” He’s rocked and rolled plenty in his greatest hits, but he really commits to the soulful performance that Páez first gave the song. This is already a promising start to the Origen album.

“In my rendition of the song, it felt very instinctive to add more of a gospel sound in the arrangement of the Hammond and guitars,” Juanes added. “I could already sense it in the original, but we went further, especially in how gospel can be fused with the feel of blues and rock. [It’s] a personal interpretation that I hope further amplifies the uplifting spirit I always found in the song.”

Juanes turns it up to 11 in the music video for “El Amor Después del Amor.” In the VHS-like visual, he gives his best impression of the hair bands that reigned supreme in the ’80s. Juanes’ Origen album is due out later this year.

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