In the latest episode of Press Play At Home, Puerto Rican rapper Álvaro Díaz pairs up with Sebastián Yatra to deliver a gloomy rendition of their pensive 2021 collaboration «Online ;(.»
The mood of this week’s Press Play At Home is established well before Álvaro Díaz or Sebastián Yatra utter a single word.
Shot in black and white, the clip’s frames reveal unhooked phones, crumpled-up pieces of paper, a rose, and a lighter — which paint the picture of heartache almost as well as the track’s heart-rending lyrics themselves.
Watch below to see Díaz pair up with a projection of Yatra for a grim-yet-aptivating performance of «Online ;(.»
Before «Online ;(,» Díaz and Yatra collaborated in 2020 on the more upbeat yet similarly somber single «A Dónde Van.» Much like their 2021 collaboration, the track features Díaz and Yatra on the wrong end of unreciprocated love.
Created at the beginning of quarantine, «Online ;(« was featured on Díaz’s 2021 album, Felicilandia. The genre-fusing album earned the Puerto Rican rapper the number one spot on Apple Music’s Mexico Albums chart and a Top 10 Global Albums debut on Spotify.
Diaz’s status as a chart-topper isn’t limited to his own work, though. His writing ability also earned him two top spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart in 2021 for Selena Gomez’s and Rauw Alejandro’s «Baila Conmigo» and Tainy & Yandel’s «Deja Vu.»
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