People Are Living For The Weeknd’s Spanish Skills On Maluma’s ‘Hawái’ But Apparently Not His Dance Moves
While many of us were eagerly awaiting the results of a wildly heated presidential election, many more were waiting to find out what the collab between Maluma and The Weeknd was all about.
Thankfully, fans didn’t have to wait long.
Over the weekend, Maluma and The Weeknd surprised fans with their incredible remix of Maluma’s “Hawái” off his album Papi Juancho. The duo sing together in Spanglish and the music video has people asking all kinds of questions.
The Weeknd is getting tons of love for singing in ‘Spanglish’ on a remix of Maluma’s “Hawái.”
After lighting up social media with an Instagram post that hinted at a possible collaboration, Maluma and The Weeknd launched a remix that had fans of both artists waiting in anticipation.
Turns out the long awaited project was a remix of Maluma’s song “Hawái” from his Papi Juancho album, which he surprise released back in August. The Weeknd now brings his R&B voice to the first verse of the track, singing in a dimly lit club in the music video. It all seems like an extension of his After Hours universe, until he begins singing in Spanish.
During the song, you can hear the Canadian artist sing a few lines in Spanish after opening the remix singing in English.
In the first two hours since the remix was posted on YouTube, the collaboration reached 750,000 views.
The “Hawái” remix is The Weeknd’s second collaboration in less than a week, after he teamed up with Ariana Grande to duet “off the table” on her latest album, positions.
Maluma seems as excited about the remix as his fans are.
In a press release for the remix, Maluma said, “I have always admired The Weeknd so it feels nothing short of a dream come true to have him collab on ‘Hawái’. He brought another flow to it and sang in both Spanish and English which is impressive.”
“Bro, he killed it, because he’s a real artist,” Maluma told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “He’s a real artist, man, what he did in this song. For him, it was like he was doing reggaeton for his whole life. And I knew that his voice in the song could work amazing. And that’s what happened.”
Maluma continued, “At the beginning, when I listened to the first verse when he just started the song… I was like, ‘Bro, this sounds like The Weeknd’s song.’ I couldn’t believe how good it was mixing his vocals with my vocals. And man, yeah, I’m blessed. I’m very happy. This is a huge moment for the Latin culture though.”
But apparently fans are questioning the rapper’s dancing abilities.
Although people are not entirely happy with the song. Many on Twitter pointed out that the Spanish is fine, but the dancing is unexpectedly dorky, especially compared to the Papi Juancho himself, still oozing sex appeal all over the place.
Some were just upset by the whole thing…
Another Twitter user posted a message in which she wrote “Me listening to the Hawaii remix with The Weekend “accompanied by a photo of a visibly uncomfortable child.
What do you think of the remix? How are The Weeknd’s dance moves?
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