Following a tease on Tokischa’s buzzed-about NPR Tiny Desk performance, the Dominican rapper finally released “Kilos de Amor,” a collaboration with Mexican rapper Natanael Cano. The unexpected corrido tumbado was released alongside a music video today (Nov. 15).
“No cartel traffics the value of what I feel, there is no currency that pays the KiLO$ of feeling ⚖️💔 KiLO$ of LOVE ⚖️💔 available Link in Bio 🔫 @natanael_cano 🔫,” Toki wrote on an Instagram post.
Directed by Raymi Paulus, the music video starts with Toki firing a gun as the corridos tumbados signature acoustic guitars begin. The two vocalists sing to each other with a gate separating them – which appears to symbolize their unrequited love for each other. As Cano sings about not being able to love just one person, Toki sings about the polar opposite: her unconditional love. Per the press release, the music video is inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s “painful, iconic love.”
The music video also features a church that symbolizes the separation of faith. Another impactful video frame shows a blurred-out image of an IRL heart that’s shown being cut through with a knife. The visuals were shot in Mexico City.
Social media users were shocked about the collaboration, which marks Toki’s first corrido tumbado. A Twitter user wrote: “Tokischa and Natanael, I didn’t expect that!” Another Twitter user wrote: “Kilos de amor is the collaboration I didn’t expect but needed.”
Across social media platforms, fans are enjoying the collaboration. A Youtuber user, – a r a d i a, wrote: “Tokisha is such a versatile artist, any genre will suit her, I love her.” Another Youtube user, Ivol T, wrote: “I never thought I’d hear the Toki in a corrido tumbao but I’m glad I’m alive to get a kick out of this.”
Watch the music video for “Kilos de Amor” below.