Colombian singer-songwriter, musician, and producer, Camilo, and GRAMMY® nominated multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Shawn Mendes, have teamed up to release KESI (Remix. This release comes as Camilo embarks on his global Mis Manos Tour, which kicked off in Spain last week, and includes 16 sold out dates in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Rooted in a traditional Champeta, a genre that originates from the coast of Colombia, KESI marries Afro-Caribbean rhythms with Camilo’s signature style. Infused with the skilled musicianship of both Camilo and Mendes, the remix offers fans a soundtrack for the summer, combining English and Spanish with impeccable vocals from both artists.
I never thought about doing a remix until Shawn Mendes, one of my favorite artists, mentioned it to me. Being a big fan of his music, the pure idea of hearing him singing in Spanish is something that made me so excited. The fact that he decided to sing in our language for the first time in his career on a song with me is one of the greatest honors I’ve had in my career as an artist. It is a song like no other, full of life, smiles, energy and contagious happiness, and our friendship being so honest and close gives spirit to this collaboration.
My favorite part of working with Camilo is just being around him, his energy is infectious and beautiful. When we met there was an immediate click, and I feel like it makes it so much easier to work with somebody once it feels like you’re friends with them. You get so much more excited about the release.
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