Super Junior continued to break ground for the K-pop scene when they delivered their new single “One More Time (Otra Vez)” featuring Mexico’s super-successful pop trio Reik. The trailblazing acts came together in Macau to film the chic music video to their trilingual collaboration and share some exclusive reflections with Billboard and show off their burgeoning friendship.
Watch the interview above to see Super Junior and Reik share their admiration for one another. “Without a doubt, Reik was highly recommended by others,” says Super Junior singer Leetuk. “They were so willing to collaborate with us so we would like to send our appreciation to Reik.”
Meanwhile, Reik see their SuJu collab as their latest step forward after a huge 2018 on the charts where they scored their first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Latin Airplay chart with “Me Niego” as well as their second No. 1 on the Latin Pop Songs Airplay chart with “Amigos con Derechos” in November.
“We always say you put your heart and your soul into everything you do, and it’s the audience’s job to decide how big of a hit it becomes,” adds Reik’s lead vocalist Jesus Navarro. “It’s very exciting to be mixing these two worlds — Korean music and Latin music are having such huge moments worldwide, and it’s a great moment for this collaboration to happen.”
Brush up on your Spanish and Korean slang as Reik teach the K-pop stars the meaning of “a huevo!” (after admitting it’s the least dirty phrase they could teach on camera) while SuJu helps the Latin-pop trio understand the meaning and pronunciation for “hul daebak!”
Check out the official music video to “One More Time (Otra Vez)” one more time below.