Singers Are Releasing New Quarantine Renditions Of Their Top Songs, Racking Up Millions Of Views
Besides the live concerts that artists have been performing on their digital platforms, many singers and musicians are experimenting with the possibilities of recording songs and shooting music videos from home. Residente, who has become an interviewer to prominent political figures on his Instagram Live account, has also been one of the most active songwriters. Some of his new songs include “Apocalipto,” “Latinoamerica,” and “Rene” in a project he has dubbed Edición Cuarentena.
“Este tema lo escribí hace varios años atrás en Beijing, China. Creo que carga con la energía de lo que sucede en estos momentos. Pero, aunque pase lo que pase aquí estamos los seres humanos esperando a enfrentar lo que venga como hermanos” said Residente.
Translation: “I wrote this song a few years ago in Beijing, China. I believe it carries with it the energy of what’s happening during these times. Come what may, we’ll be here and face it as human beings and as brothers and sisters,” said Residente in an interview.
The video reached one million views in one week after its launch, and on March 31 Residente introduced “Latinoamérica.”
This time he was accompanied by Kianí Medina on vocals, and on instruments, he had Gustavo Santaolalla, Thomas Pridgen, and Leo Genovese, among others.
And here is the video for “René,” a biographical song:
La Oreja de Van Gogh sent an encouraging message saying, “So many sleepless nights, so many friends and unforgettable memories in Madrid. Sending you lots of courage and strength from Donosti, we’ll get through this together. ¡Fuerza Madrid!” as the group wrote on their Facebook while they presented an emotional rendition of “Cafe con Sal” via three screens.
Other artists that have accomplished making versions of their own songs or songs they admire are Alejandro Sanz, Paula Arenas, and Reik. The Spaniard, alongside Juanes, sang “Contigo” by Joaquin Sabina in a concert via YouTube.
On their part, Reik accepted Sebastián Yatra’s challenge and shared on their Instagram their own version of the recent Colombiano’s song with Ricky Martin.
Check out Reik’s rendition of “Falta Amor”:
Paula Arenas brings us memories of Agustín Lara as part of the #MiCasaEsTuCasa series that Paula has presented on her YouTube channel, we were blessed with this version of “Piensa en mi.” The song was written in 1935 by Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara and his sister, Maria Teresa Lara.
For this version, Paula relied on the participation of her band’s musical director, Sebastián Mejia, and the filming and sound engineering of Colombian Maria Elisa Ayerbe and Nicholás Achury, and Indigo Films were in charge of the visual elements.
Maná has also been busy bringing us new renditions of their songs, giving us “Huele a Tristeza” last month.
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