In the midst of the heated presidential election, Maluma and The Weeknd surprised fans with an upcoming collaboration, sharing a photo together across social media on Wednesday (Nov. 4). Less than 24 hours later, the “Hawái” remix and accompanying video officially dropped via Sony Music Latin/RCA Records.
Marking their first-ever collaboration, The Weeknd kicks off the remix by singing in English. “So now he’s your heaven? You’re lying to yourself and him to make me jealous / You put on such an act when you’re sleeping together / All this cause I said I don’t want marriage,” he croons before flaunting the infectious chorus in Spanish. This also marks the first time the Canadian singer has sung in Spanish.
“I have always admired The Weeknd so it feels nothing short of a dream come true to have him collab on ‘Hawái’ remix,” Maluma said in a press statement. “He brought another flow to it and sang in both Spanish and English which is impressive.”
Co-written by Maluma alongside Keityn, Edgar Barrera, and Bull Nene and produced by Rude Boy, the romantic urban bop, originally released in July, is about a relationship that couldn’t work out and one of the exes “moved on” but it’s all an act.
The original music video, filmed in Miami by Jessy Terrero of Cinema Giants, shows Maluma arguing with his girlfriend, breaking up, a confrontation at her wedding with another man, and a surprising plot twist. The remix video, also at the helm of Terrero, was filmed in Los Angeles and features both artists.
“Hawái” is currently in its ninth week at No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. The song earned Maluma just his second No. 1 on the list among his 40 chart entries
Watch the music video for the “Hawái” remix below.