Alea releases a new video for the single “Arrullo”
Alea, the Colombian-born/Bronx-based singer-songwriter had a breakthrough year in 2021 following the release of his debut album Alborotá. Alea’s vision spans ten different tracks that break the mold of traditional Latin music.
The album uniquely blends Latin folklore inspired by cumbia, porro, currulao and huapango with Latin pop, afro and savory grooves filtered through his personal lens of strength, feminism and perseverance, which made him earned spots on Rolling Stone and NPR’s “Best Spanish Language Albums”. The best Alt.Latino albums in 2021! Alea is back with a stunning and powerful new music video for the single “Arrullo” featuring Renée Goust, which was produced by Nadir Frame Productions and directed by Cristian Peña. [https://youtu.be/qCrf0KeL2fg]
“Arrullo” is a song inspired by the ranchera and ballad genres, composed by Alea, Renée Goust and Sinuhé Padilla. Alea explains, “I’ve wanted to write a song with Renée for a while. She was a big inspiration to me as a writer and as an artist, because of her bravery as an LGTBQ+ activist and her feminist message. We met at studio Jarana Records to write this song, which we later named “Arrullo”; paying homage to those lullabies that are meant to calm and center us.” She adds: “As independent artists and as women, we are constantly exposed to criticism and self-sabotage, situations that lead to anxiety, depression and other health problems. It was beautiful to lean into that vulnerability, to talk about pain and anxiety like a silent partner that we have to talk to and fall asleep to so it doesn’t become so prominent in our lives. so that we can pursue our purpose and our dreams.
The clip perfectly captures the essence of the song and Alea says, “In the clip, Renée and I appear in a surreal setting, sharing a mezcal and recounting the pains and burdens of being strong. Anxiety and depression are real in the arts and they can be anything from petals to whispers, or even the apparent glamor – which we don’t share on social media.”
Alea concludes, “We healed ourselves by writing ‘Arrullo’, a ranchera lullaby that we hope will bring you the same sense of tranquility and love that we imbue throughout production. The song was produced by Sinuhé Padilla Isunza, who, understanding this message, I immediately wanted to add the sounds of water and a musical saw.”
Learn more at https://www.alealeamusic.com/