GRAMMY award-winning artists and global sensations Billie Eilish (Darkroom/ Interscope Records) and Rosalía (Columbia Records) have recently teamed up for their brand new Spanish collaboration titled ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar.’ It was previewed on the official trailer for HBO’s hit show Euphoria on one of its special episodes, “Part 2: Jules,” that went on-air on January 24.
Co-written by FINNEAS, Pablo Diaz- Reixa, Billie, and Rosalía and produced by Grammy award-winning producer FINNEAS, the single ‘Lo Vas a Olvidar’ arrived along with an official music video. The video was directed by award-winning director Nabil, and it features both Billie Eilish and Rosalía singing in a dark background under a dim spotlight. You can enjoy the pleasing visuals of the music video below!
Billie Eilish also joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss her new Spanish collaboration with Rosalía ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’.Below are a few highlights, and you can check out the whole interview here!
“I mean, this is the longest lead upon the earth. Yeah. Well, because we wrote most of the song in January of 2019. It’s been a long, long, long time. I’m so excited, but I love it. I actually think it’s so beautiful, and it’s so not something I feel like I’ve done. And she just, I think, Rosalia opened a little channel in me that I hadn’t tried out before. A lot of it is in Spanish, which I think is so important. I remember when we were writing the song, I remember her saying something about, “It should be in English.” And I was like, “No, no, no. It should be in Spanish. It’s so beautiful.” And I’ve always loved the music that isn’t in English. I like tons of music from languages I don’t even speak. I’ve always found a real … I’ve been really intrigued by it pretty much my whole life. There are so many Russian songs I like, and Spanish, and French, and… So that was the biggest thing for this one. And she told me what the lyrics mean, and then it just meant even more, because I was like, “That’s beautiful, and the delivery is beautiful, and the emotion is beautiful.” And it was really fun.“Billie Eilish On Collaborating with Rosalía For ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’!
She also talked about writing the last verse in the song with her family during the quarantine. She said:
“We actually, that was the last thing we wrote. When we first worked on the song, we wrote the first verse up to the chorus, pretty much. And then I think we had another session like six months later or something. Halfway. I don’t know what. And then that’s when she wrote the second verses, and then we kind of improvised, whatever. And then we didn’t get back to it until literally last year, 2020. And so that was mid-quarantine. We’re just like, “Yeah, let’s work on this song.” Because in our heads, we were going to put it out in the summertime. That’s when we worked on all the new production and whatever. And I just was like, “It needs something else. There’s something it’s-” …and what’s funny is the way that we wrote it was the whole song was done, except we needed this last line. This was a period of quarantine where every Friday we had a family dinner and a movie night, which got old pretty quick. But it was a good one, and we had dinner, we watched a movie, and then we were like, “You guys want to hear this Rosalía song we’ve been working on?” So my mom, my dad, Finneas, me, Finneas’ girlfriend Claudia, we all came down to the studio, and we listened, and me and Finneas were like, “Should we just write this line right now?” So I was sitting in the room with my entire family. We both, all of us, including my dad and my mom, they were like, “What if it was like …” We were all giving ideas. So technically they should have a writing credit because we all wrote that line right at the end.”
With her unique sound and perspective to look at the music, Billie Eilish became one of the biggest stars with the release of her debut single ‘Ocean Eyes’ in 2015. The 2019 release WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? played a turning point in Billie’s career as the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. along with 17 additional countries and became one of the most-streamed albums of the year.
The golden wheel didn’t stop rolling there, as this led to Billie making history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd Grammy Awards. Billie Eilish, the 19-year-old pop-phenom, has also managed to earn four nominations in different categories for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2021. The awards are set to air on March 14 on CBS. These massive achievements have shifted the way for Billie’s career and skyrocketed it to another level of fame!
And that’s not all! Billie Eilish has also announced that she will be releasing her first-ever personal photo-filled book, titled BILLIE EILISH on May 11, which is available to pre-order here. Along with that, the next month is going to witness the worldwide premiere of Billie’s highly anticipated documentary film, Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry, which is directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler. The documentary will be released in theatres by NEON and premiere globally on Apple TV+ on February 26. Watch the official trailer below!
With the 2018 release of Rosalía’s innovative breakthrough single, fans quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal ability blended perfectly with her fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms, and electronic beats. While she mostly spent the last year working on her next much-awaited album, she became the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the cover of Vogue-US.
This alluring power-packed collaboration is available worldwide across all the platforms to purchase and stream. Listen to ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ below:
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