Coral Casino’s “Baby” Video Captures a Love So Intense It Literally Goes Up in Flames

Last month, we highlighted Coral Casino’s upcoming EP María as one of the releases we can’t wait to hear before the year ends. The duo has a track record of being helplessly romantic, but given their penchant for eclecticism, we weren’t sure what to expect. Perreo intenso? Delicate dancehall?

Today, we have a better idea of what their next chapter will sound like. It’s clear that the label María is coming out on – Mexican imprint Finesse Records – has been a major influence on the project. Their new single “Baby” is a slow-burning, baby-making R&B jam featuring slick, crystalline sub-bass-heavy production. Roque Ferrari is on lead vocals, with the duo’s usual auto-tune taking a backseat for this track.

Directed and produced by Finesse head honcho Teen Flirt (aka David Oranday), the video finds Ferrari reminiscing about moments of fading affection – tied to a chair, broken, bruised and waiting to be burned alive by his paramour. “Baby” paints love as a double-edged sword, one that can give you life – or burn you to ashes.

Catch Coral Casino at Mexico City’s SUDA party on Saturday, October 7 alongside Spanish dancehall artist Bad Gyal.