THE VIDEO FEATURES DAMIANO, THE SINGER FROM THE BAND MÅNESKIN
Misunderstandings, breakups and comebacks. The often vicious cycle of the highs and lows of some relationships is the main takeaway of Anitta‘s highly anticipated new song, “Mil Veces”. The track and music video are part of the album ‘Funk Generation,’ which has yet to be released.
“We’ve gone through this a thousand times,” sings Anitta (in Spanish), about a problematic and passionate relationship, which is hard to end. “This is an incredible song! I love the attractive pop notes of its lyrics, which talk about a relationship that wasn’t meant to last but continues on and on experiencing ups and downs. It is crazy… it is a relationship dynamic that many people have already experienced. I think “Mil Veces” will relate to many people,” says Anitta.
“Mil Veces” is a melodic funk, a sub genre of the Rio de Janeiro funk characterized by more lyrical and romantic content and a softer and melodic musical production. This is not by coincidence, as this sound aesthetic resembles Anitta’s early work in songs like “Meiga e Abusada” and “Eu Vou Ficar”.
To reach this truly Brazilian identity, Anitta was determined to bring producers from her native country for the production of her ‘Funk Generation’ album. As is the case with DJ Gabriel do Borel, who worked in the composition and production of the new song. Born in the northern part of the city of Rio de Janeiro, this producer has an important presence in this new album, as he’s responsible for the arrangement of all the songs from the project revealed to date. Brazilian Marcio Arantes and producer JULiA LEWiS, who has worked with Bad Bunny and Peso Pluma, also collaborated in the production of “Mil Veces.”
In the official video, which features sensual scenes, there’s a surprise: the special appearance of Damiano David, vocalist of the Italian rock band Måneskin(winner of the 2023 VMA), who plays Anitta’s significant other in the video. “This video is really sexy! Sexy, dynamic, and it has a beautiful aesthetic… working with Damiano, who is endearing and has become a true friend, was incredible. I loved the end result and hope everyone likes it.” – Anitta.
Together they played intense moments that illustrate the turbulent and emotional atmosphere narrated in “Mil Veces.” The video was directed by Jackson Tisi, a cinematographer known for his collaborations with Pharrell Williams, J Balvin and León Bridges.
One of Anitta‘s more recent interactions with Måneskin was in September, during the MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), where both performed and won. The band also attended Anitta’s after party that night. This is Annita’s first release since ‘A Favela Love Story,’ a three- song and video package that together tell a story about love and adventure, using Brazilian funk as their stage. The video for “Funk Rave” was awarded during the same VMA ceremony in the Latin music category.