'Warriors' Ana Mena and Belinda collab for the first time on "Las 12"
With scenes that combine make-up sessions and rifle shots at zombie assailants, the music video offers an unusual fusion
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With a music video that simulates a video game, singers Ana Mena and Belinda collaborated for the first time on the song "Las 12." It's a classic electropop single, where both are protagonists of games like Resident Evil, appearing singing inside a haunted house facing bands of zombies.
The scenes combine make-up sessions with rifle shots at zombies for an unusual music video fusion. Two days after its release, the video surpassed 800,000 views on YouTube.
"This Friday Belinda will became warriors," Ana Mena wrote in a post on Instagram. The two singers face a zombie apocalypse, and escape with their lives.
It is a Spanish version of “Mezzanote,” which Mena previously released. Her profile also highlights a phrase in Italian: “il mio nuovo singolo Mezanotte è fuori ovunque ('my new single is already on all platforms')." Her music has especially hit gold in Italy, where she chose to represent that country in the recent Eurovision Song Contest.
“I was really looking forward to working with Beli, and in general really looking forward to collaborating with more girls, but I need songs that are appropriate for it. In this case, 'Las 12' totally fit. I have always sensed that it was a song to be released just before summer, so it has come at the perfect time,” she said in an interview with the newspaper El País.
Regarding her preference for singing in Italian and originally releasing the song in the language, she said that it was by pure chance. Five years ago, she collaborated with Italian rapper Fred de Palma. The song became popular out of nowhere.
“That's how you realize that you really like something. Fortunately, I feel that Italy is like my second home, I have a very special relationship with its people,” she said.
In the video for “Las 12,” both singers wonder who they will call when midnight arrives. The song is a letter of longing about a probable love relationship, implying that no one else will occupy that special place in their hearts and minds. It's a theme that has little to do with fearful, bloody zombies.
The singer from Málaga met Mexico's Belinda during the filming of the Netflix series Bienvenidos a Edén, and now they've cemented their relationship with a single that generated massive positive reactions on social media.
Mena became known very young when she won the XII regional edition of the Veo Veo Awards, and grew in popularity with her role as an actress in the series Marisol. In 2018, she released her first album Index, and collaborated with great artists like Becky G, CNCO and Lali.
Belinda is a Mexican-Spanish model, songwriter and singer, who started acting at the age of 10. In 2002 she signed her first record deal with BMG. In 2004, she released her debut Belinda. In total, she has four albums released in her career. In addition to her reputation in the Latin pop world, she has contributed to multiple humanitarian and philanthropic causes.