Today, trend-setting Jamaican producer Rvssian has teamed up with Puerto Rican star Rauw Alejandro and GRAMMY®-winning R&B artist Chris Brown to release their new bilingual single “Nostálgico,” alongside a music video—listen to the track here!
“Nostálgico” is sure to grab your attention. Rvssian’s brilliant, ultramodern beats and arrangements fuse reggaetón with Caribbean music and electronica, while Rauw Alejandro and Chris Brown show why they’re two of the most distinctive and powerful singers on the contemporary scene!
“Nostálgico” comes with the kind of chorus that invites us to have fun with our bad side: “Malo malo, pero malo, te quiero pa’atrás y eso es malo. Malo malo, pero malo, estar cerca de ti pa’ mi eso es malo.” (Bad bad, but bad, I want you back and that is bad. Bad bad, but bad, being close to you for me, that’s bad.)
The music video is produced by Blank Square and directed by the Miami-based talent Edgar Esteves (Alicia Keys, J Cole), who was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 – Music list last year. The visuals give the three artists a chance to host us at a laid-back house party characterized by street fashion, sensuality and dancing.
The creator of hits such as “Krippy Kush” and “Si Tú Lo Dejas,” Rvssian has over 1.4 billion views on his YouTube channel. As a superstar talent in the studio behind the board and in the spotlight, he continues to receive acclaim from Rolling Stone, Billboard, Complex, The FADER, HYPEBEAST, HotNewHipHop, The Source, Vibe, Stereogum, Clash, Guardian, DJ Booth, Idolator, Rap-Up, and many more.
Rauw is enjoying the biggest year of his career to date, thanks to the global success of his single “Todo de Ti” (All of You) from his hit album Vice Versa, which he dropped in June of this year. The mega-hit that so far boasts more than 500 million audio and video streams worldwide. The track reached #2 on Spotify’s Global chart for over three weeks, peaking at #45 on Billboard’s HOT 100. It also broke records in Spain with 1.68 million streams in a single day, reaching the top of the charts in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Titled Vice Versa, his latest album was released in June to rave reviews, debuting at #3 on Spotify’s Top Debut Album and is still #1 on Apple Music’s Latin Album charts.
Chris Brown continues to dominate the R&B charts nearly 15 years into his career, and holds the record for the two longest-running Billboard R&B Airplay #1 hits –“Go Crazy” (2020, 29 weeks) with Young Thug; and “No Guidance” (2019, 27 weeks) featuring Drake. He also knows how to add crossover power to Latin mega-hits, having accompanied Pitbull on “International Love” (2011), and Wisin & Yandel and T-Pain on “Algo Me Gusta de Ti” (2012).
“Nostálgico” is the perfect song and video to accompany all the wild, fun times that you’ll be nostalgic for.