~~May 16, 2020~~
“BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS”
(Above: Residente and Kasia Marciniak)
~HUMAN TOUCH DURING QUARANTINE~
During these uncertain times, we have been asked to ‘stay home’ and practice social distancing. There are many degrees to this … people can be alone, couples can be by themselves and small, nuclear families are together.
Humans crave for connection, for human touch, for expressions of caring.
During these times, these connections may have been placed on hold.
Here’s an expression of humanity during COVID-19 times!
It’s a matter of human connection … not being alone.
WHO IS ‘RESIDENTE’?
René Juan Pérez Joglar, known professionally as Residente, is a Puerto Rican rapper, writer, filmmaker, and also one of the founders of the Puerto Rican alternative rap group Calle 13.
He released five albums with Calle 13 before announcing his solo career in 2015.
~Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas~
Residente’s Intimate New Music Video Stars 113 Couples From Around the World
He did it again.
Residente released a new song and music video to get us deep in our feelings. “Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe” (“Before the World Ends“) talks about love in social distancing times. “When will we go out again? No one knows,” he sings, before adding, “We better kiss before the world ends.”
The single is full of beautiful metaphors that show Residente’s romantic side. “With your lips I listen to the waves of the ocean, and my feet fill with sand from quarantine,” he raps.
He continues to say that the biggest pandemic in the world won’t make him keep a distance from his love, and even if they’re physically apart, the light coming in through the window in the afternoon will unite them.
~Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri~
The music video features 113 couples from all walks of life, backgrounds, ages, orientations, religions, and genders representing 80 countries around the world – as well as kissing and embracing each other in very intimate moments that make for the most heartwarming 7 minutes and 40 seconds of your life.
~Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef~
It starts with Residente and his girlfriend Kasia Marciniak, and includes surprise appearances by Bad Bunny and Gabriela Berlingeri, NBA player J.J. Barea and Viviana Ortiz, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas, Ricky Martin and Jwan Yosef, Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego, Lionel Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo, Canelo Álvarez and Fernanda Gómez, Evaluna Montaner and Camilo, and many more who sent Residente their home videos, which he edited into the final piece.
The video is a visual representation that love has no boundaries or limits, and it will be what we’ll need most when the world starts opening up again.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
~~Published May 14, 2020~~
Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe (Official Video)
Más de 100 besos alrededor del mundo. More than 100 kisses around the world
Composed and Lyrics by René Pérez Director, Producer and Editor: René Pérez
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