Back in March, Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin released his latest album Colores centered around the emotionality behind different shades with collaborative artwork from Takashi Murakami. His visual output has been non-stop too, and today he returns with yet another music video, this time for his hit “Azul.”
“Azul” stands apart from the pack given the detailed animation and narrative structure. It opens up with a distraught Balvin crying so much that it creates a mini-pool around his dog. The remainder of the short plays out like Ryan Gosling film Lars and the Real Girl where he buys a life-size doll to help fix his loneliness. The shots intercut his fantasy with flashbacks of infidelity.
The most recent video comes after J Balvin teamed up with VEVO for official live performances of “Azul”, “Negro” and “Rojo” as part of his ongoing Colores album rollout. He also released his “Verde” music video, the “Gris” visual and a recent installment for “Amarillo”, each utilizing the given title shade in the cinematography. Back in April, J Balvin tapped Takashi Murakami for a new installment of his Smiling-Flower Capsule Collection too.
Watch the new “Azul” animated video above. In more music news, “H.E.R.” premiered a moving new song titled “I Can’t Breathe” as part of her iHeartRadio Living Room Concert Series.