Award-winning Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, producer and actor Draco Rosa releases “Selva,” his first official single and video since January 2020. This atmospheric song that mixes electronica with ancient elements of the old world will be included on his upcoming studio album.
In creating this video, Draco Rosa once again collaborates with the cutting-edge Colombian animation company Sharpball, which also worked on his acclaimed animated musical series Hotel De Los Encuentros (2019).
The last time we encountered the Vagabund (el ‘Vagabundo’), who is Draco’s metaverse character (Drakus Magus), he was walking through the jungle in Puerto Rico as portrayed in the music video of “En Las Horas Más Tristes,” the final single from his previous studio album Monte Sagrado (2018).
Now with “Selva,” the story continues, but the Vagabund
returns to animated form.
Sharpball offers details about the meaning of “Selva” and its spellbinding visual elements:
“‘Selva’ is a story about the vibrations of the universe, the connection with the cycles of what is inevitable, and constant transformation. Inspired by the sonic landscape of Draco Rosa’s previous single, which fuses natural and digital elements, we return to the adventure of the Vagabund, who finds himself injured and stunned after his accident, travelling through a suffocating landscape of death and desolation, trying to find something beyond a fatal destiny.”
“Influenced by fantasy and sci-fi art of the late ’70s and early ’80s, we crafted an extension of the Monte Sagrado universe where a contemporary style of speed-painting and concept art come to life via animation and motion graphics. This causes the Vagabond to suffer a transformation, nourished by the concepts of sonic healing, chakras, and spiritual synchrony, as well as technological advances, modern information technology and the paradigm shifts that the world is undergoing.”
“In this fiction of transition between cyberpunk and solar punk, we are presented with the continuation of an epic journey that is highly stimulating, and that takes advantage of the amalgam of different concepts, formats and artistic techniques with the goal of generating an audiovisual work that bends time, while meditating and projecting the being onto another reality.”
By the end of the video, it is revealed that this engrossing story
will continue further.
At the 2019 Latin GRAMMYs®, Monte Sagrado was awarded Best Rock Album, while Hotel De Los Encuentros was nominated for Best Longform Music Video. And last year, his previous single “Quiero Vivir” was nominated for Best Pop/Rock Song.
In April 2020, he released Mad Love Luxe, the remastered vinyl double-LP version of his critically acclaimed 2004 album Mad Love.
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of Draco Rosa
as he continues to delight us with new music and visuals!
ABOUT DRACO ROSA:
Draco Rosa has toured the world, filling prestigious venues while reaching a loyal fan base. Inducted into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2016, Rosa was bestowed with an honorary degree in Humanities and Business Administration from the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico. This multiple GRAMMY® and Latin GRAMMY® winner has received many awards and recognitions as a recording artist and for his accomplishments as a composer, musician, singer, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
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