Becky G is getting emotional. On Dec. 13, the Mexican-American pop star enlisted Ángela Aguilar and Leonardo Aguilar for their newest single and live performance music video, “POR EL CONTRARIO.” The collaboration is part of Becky’s latest música mexicana album ESQUINAS.
“I think it’s time… ‘POR EL CONTRARIO’ VIDEO WITH @angela_aguilar_ AND @leonardoaguilaroficial TOMORROW 9AM PT/11AM MX/12PM ET 🌹🖤,” she announced online.
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Directed by Karla Read, the video features the three Mexican artists in an intimate setting. The three crooners are dressed in burgundy-red outfits. Becky G wears a red dress with a slit with a bride-like lace cape paired with golden jewelry. We see Ángela in an embroidered long-sleeve red dress with a black corset while Leonardo dons a red suit jacket paired with a black tejana hat. The performance video features a six-piece mariachi band with a desert backdrop inspired by the 19th-century Mexican painter José María Velasco. Throughout the minimalistic video, the trio trades their passionate verses and gracefully allures the viewers to feel the song’s lyrics while the set’s crew breaks the fourth wall and works around their magic.
“It’s such a joy for my brother and I to unite with another Mexican-American to record this anxiously-awaited video,” Ángela said in a press statement about the music video. “I really admire Becky for her music, but even more so for representing women as we cross over into many genres and past boundaries. I think ‘POR EL CONTRARIO’ will serve as an anthem and accompany those of us who have suffered from love for the rest of our lives.”
The new music video for “POR EL CONTRARIO” follows Becky’s latest K-pop collaboration “Amigos” with South Korean singer BIBI. Moreover, Becky G’s ESQUINAS was named No. 16 on Rolling Stone’s “100 Best Albums of 2023.”
Check out the official music video for “POR EL CONTRARIO” below.