|Today, the award-winning Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, producer and actorÂ Draco RosareleasesÂ â€œSelva,â€Â 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,Â Draco RosaÂ once again collaborates with the cutting-iedge Colombian animation companyÂ Sharpball, which also worked on his acclaimed animated musical seriesÂ Hotel De Los Encuentros(2019).
|The last time we encountered the Vagabund, who is Dracoâ€™s metaverse character (Drakus Magus), he was walking through the jungle in Puerto Rico as portrayed in the music video of â€œEn Las Horas MÃ¡s Tristes,â€Â the final single from his previous studio albumÂ Monte Sagrado(2018).|
Now withÂ â€œSelva,â€Â the story continues, but the VagabundÂ returns to animated form.
|Sharpball offers details about the meaning ofÂ â€œSelvaâ€Â and its spellbinding visual elements:|
|â€œâ€˜Selvaâ€™ 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 Rosaâ€™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.â€|
â€œInfluenced by fantasy and sci-fi art of the late â€˜70s and early â€˜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.â€
|â€œIn 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.â€|
|By the end of the video, it is revealed that this engrossing storywill continue further.|
|At the 2019 Latin GRAMMYsÂ®,Monte SagradoÂ was awarded Best Rock Album, whileÂ Hotel De Los EncuentrosÂ was nominated for Best Longform Music Video. And last year, his previous singleÂ â€œQuiero Vivirâ€was nominated for Best Pop/Rock Song.|
In April 2020, he releasedÂ Mad Love Luxe, the remastered vinyl double-LP version of his critically acclaimed 2004 albumÂ Mad Love.
|Itâ€™s an exciting time to be a fan ofÂ Draco Rosaas 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 CorazÃ³n in Puerto Rico.
This multiple GRAMMYÂ® and Latin GRAMMYÂ® 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.