Digital cumbia pioneer El Remolón recently dropped Senderos, an album that positions personal politics and love as a form of political resistance. With his new video for “Guerreros del Amor,” the Argentine artist draws out this message even further.
“Guerreros Del Amor” is a reggae-tinged tune packed with hooky verses and buzzy synths. The gorgeously shot video features generous washes of blue light, glow-in-the-dark neon hues, and a sizable cast of sensual dancers. According to El Remolón, the song and video are “a dichotomy between the Apollonian and the Dionysian” – basically a struggle between order and chaos, discipline and lust. Face-painted dancers battle their doppelgängers with supernatural powers. For the artist, this represents the battle the warriors of love wage – those against the frivolous, superfluous, and hypocritical. There’s some heavy sci-fi vibes in the vid, but it makes sense when you think about it. After all, isn’t love the most supernatural thing?
There are also slo-mo shots and plenty of light-hearted moments, almost like a woke Argentine remake of Barbarella. In times as trying as these, it’s important to remember that love is a great tool of resistance.