MUSIC VIDEO SHOT IN MIAMI
Uniting two powerhouses from two different corners of the world, Lebanese sensation Hiba Tawaji and multiple Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning, global star Luis Fonsi join forces on a new Arabic-Spanish single and music video entitled “Que Sera Sera (Law Nebka Sawa)” out now via Universal Arabic Music/Republic Records. Listen HERE.
“Que Sera Sera” breaks boundaries by fusing Arabic and Latin sounds and creating an international anthem. Hiba’s and Luis’ vocals lock together in a showstopping back-and-forth, leading to an irresistibly catchy chorus. The accompanying visual showcases the artists’ chemistry front-and-center, as it brings together genres and cultures all at once.
Regarding this one-of-a-kind collaboration, Hiba exclaims, “I’ve worked on the song a few years ago but never dropped it. I was waiting for the right time, the right moment, and the right feature to embody this Arabic and Latin world the song has. Fonsi was the perfect name that came to mind. And he nailed it right away. We both see eye to eye and want to create a bridge between Latin and Arabic cultures. He wrote his own lyrics, and they beautifully blended with the Arabic I sing. The song is nostalgic, melodic, rhythmic and has a mix of both Latino and Arabic cultures. It has a very happy and positive ring to it.”
Wassim ‘SAL’ Slaiby, founder and CEO of Universal Arabic Music, welcomed the Lebanese star Hiba Tawaji, who recently joined the label and said, “Hiba Tawaji is a Lebanese cultural icon and refined artist. As soon as she played me the song, I knew it would make a great global hit with a Latin artist as a feature. We reached out to Luis Fonsi who added his special touch, and I am so proud of this collaboration.”
Fonsi adds, “My record label approached me about collaboration with Hiba Tawaji. I really liked the idea of blending our two styles together. ‘Que Sera Sera’ is a perfect mix of rhythm, energy, culture, and storytelling. Hiba is a powerful, professional, extremely talented artist.”
On making the music video, Hiba says, “It’s crazy how the shoot went. I always expected the weather in Miami to be nice and sunny, but we were struck by a hurricane on the day of the shoot. The production company and director we work with were very professional and saved the day—you couldn’t tell it was even raining in the video! They kept holding up tents above me to walk from one location to another. It was crazy!”
Fonsi chimes in, “Filming the video for ‘Que Sera Sera’ was an adventure. We shot it in Miami in an incredible location, but we were in the middle of a rainstorm. Thanks to the incredible film crew, you can’t tell on camera!”