Carlos Vives and Camilo, two stars of Colombian and Latin music, join their voices and creativity for the first time in ‘Baloncito viejo’, a song that will be part of the former’s next album and tells a love story through football.
The characteristic sounds of Colombia and romanticism, elements that unite the two artists, shine in the song released this Wednesday by Sony Music and in the video clip, which has the special participation of Vives’ mother, Aracely Restrepo.
Carlos Vives and Camilo appear in the video as soccer players from the Gaira FC team that faces St. Peters on a 19th-century pitchdressed in the English style, with striped shirts, pants below the knee, suspenders and caps.
They are on the same team and one of them competes for the love of a woman with a player from the rival teamplayed in the video by Lucca Pietro.
The ‘little old ball’ is in the song and the video a symbol of love and the importance of playing this “sport” responsibly so as not to hurt the other.
“If you don’t give yourself seriously, if it’s not a complete love, where did you come from? / If you’re going to throw me away, like an old ball / Then I don’t play anymore,” says a stanza of the song’s lyrics.
Traveling back in time in a story set in a 19th century sports club, the video is inspired by aesthetics, costumes and scenery for film productions such as “A Gentleman’s Game”.
The game is a representation of what happens in love, where sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, where the fight is tireless and you dream of the moment of victory: to be with the person you wantsays a statement from Sony Music.
Carlos Vives and Camilo they composed the song together with Jorge Luis Chacín, Latin Grammy nominee, Andrés Leal and Martín Velillaand the production was in charge of Vives, Leal and Velilla, according to a statement from the record company.
The video was recorded in Miami under the cinematographic direction of Felipe Montoya and Sergio Ramírez for Mestiza Films and the creative direction of Carlos Vives.
‘Old Basketball’ will be part of Vives’ next album ‘Cumbiana 2’which will be released on a date not yet announced.