Calle 13 has just posted their much Tweeted-about track “Multi_Viral,” which features spoken-word contribution from WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and Palestinian artist Kamilya Jubran’s soulful singing.
Tom Morello’s guitar characteristically rages on “Multi_Viral,” which takes the explosive sound explored by previous Calle 13 songs like “Calma Pueblo” to full throttle. The Puerto Rican duo’s Réne Pérez rapping rails against the press, the military, pharmaceutical companies, processed food, and corporate mind control, inciting listeners to take up ther own can of spraypaint or protest sign.
While the song’s format may not be as revolutionary as its intent, it’s a powerful track that speaks the current language of social dissent. And with “Multi_Viral,” Calle 13 should succeed in shrugging off the dogged reggaeton label for good.