Selena Gomez and Camilo premiere collaboration on '999'
On Thursday, Aug. 26, Selena Gomez and Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo, premiered their first collaboration with the song "999."
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On Thursday, Aug. 26, Mexican-American singer Selena Gomez and Colombian singer-songwriter Camilo presented their first collaboration together: the song "999."
The song was written by Camilo and has been released alongside a music video that shows "a real connection when it comes to interpreting the lyrics."
The release of "999" has been a success for both artists, and in just a few hours after its premiere, the video had already exceeded 1.5 million views on YouTube.
The release of the song comes after Gomez received multiple accolades for her long-awaited return to Latin music and her roots. Revelación, her first Spanish-language EP, was released earlier this year, and includes collaborations with urban artists such as Rauw Alejandro and Myke Towers, among others.
Separately, both Gomez and Camilo have achieved success with their productions and have millions of followers on social media.
The song was produced by Edgar Barrera, a Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winner, who has worked with Camilo before. The singer-songwriter confessed that the song was written “thinking about the sonority" of Selena's voice.
"Working with Selena Gomez is a giant honor. From the beginning, '999' was written thinking about the sonority of her voice and it wouldn't exist if it wasn't created dreaming of this collaboration," said Camilo.
The music video was filmed in Los Angeles under the direction of Sophie Muller, and shows the duo in a natural space, similar to the song's "simple and organic style," according to the release.
"Selena and Camilo's performance is timeless and natural, showing a true connection when interpreting the lyrics, accompanied by natural and dreamy settings," reads a press release about the single.