In the Daniel Sannwald–directed music video, Uchis makes a nearly empty parking lot her dance floor before hopping on top of and then inside her real-life boyfriend Don Toliver‘s whip. SZA later appears and sings in Spanish for the first time when delivering her verse about getting over someone who never really felt like her person before the two singers join fiery forces for the steamy finale.
The original “fue mejor” track, which featured PartyNextDoor, is from the Grammy-winning artist’s 2020 sophomore album Sin Miedo (Del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞, which peaked at No. 52 on the Billboard 200 and reached No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Pop Albums chart. The PartyNextDoor-assisted version of “fue mejor” reached No. 46 on Hot Latin Songs in December 2020. Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios) ∞ recently won Latin pop album of the year at the 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards.
“Thank u @sza for jumping on this & taking the time to sing in a whole different language. Thank u for making Spanish speakers feel seen & for being such a loving, pure & open spirit,” Uchis wrote on Twitter. “que dios me la cuide siempre!!!”
SZA thanked Uchis in return for coaching the R&B singer with her Spanish verse, writing, “KALII!! Te amooo thank you for being patient w me and walking me through my thoughts in Spanish!! Such a nurturing cancer thank YOU FOR BEING OPEN AND HONEST W EVERY STEPP!! now u gotta help me make a Spanish ep.”
KALII!! Te amooo thank you for being patient w me and walking me through my thoughts in Spanish!! Such a nurturing cancer 🥺🤌🏾❤️ thank YOU FOR BEING OPEN AND HONEST W EVERY STEPP!! now u gotta help me make a Spanish ep 🙏🏾😭 https://t.co/JXCwM1RtLX
— SZA (@sza) September 29, 2021
Recently, the “Kiss Me More” singer released “The Anonymous Ones” as part of the original soundtrack for the 2o21 film adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen, while the “telepatía” artist hopped on the remix of Afro-fusion artist Amaarae‘s “Sad Girlz Love Money.”
Watch the “fue mejor” music video below.