Last week, Mandinga dropped their summer-induced music video for their new single “Provocador”, which was released on 28 February 2019. It has been quite a long wait for the visual, but it sure has been worth it – as per usual when it comes to this Romanian band. The song follows up their previous single “Soy de Cuba”.
Mandinga are best known for representing their home country of Romania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, with the song “Zaleilah”, where they came 12th with 71 points. Back then, the female vocalist was Elena Ionescu, and previously – back when Mandinga was a pure Latin band – Elena Gheorghe was the female vocalist. Now, Barbara Isasi has taken over and the group have taken on a Spanish salsa-flamenco-pop vibe which we completely love. Their latest tracks have been some of their best songs to date.
This new single from the band has been written by Alex Antonescu, Alexander Himely, Barbara Isasi, Dediu Razvan, Mihai Catalin Tamazlicaru, and Theea Miculescu, whilst it was produced by Nomad Music. As for the music video, it has been directed by Alex Volintiru.
Watch Mandinga’s Music Video For “Provocador” Here:
Bringing us both a narrative and a performance segmented piece in this visual, Mandinga has certainly proved their worth in the music industry. The song is pure fire, with Barbara Isasi’s vocals on point from start to finish, but in the music video she’s full of passion and heart whilst showcasing her brand new blonde locks. As for the narrative we watch the start of a relationship blossom between a couple as they tease one another.
“Provocador” is available to stream and download via Cat Music. We can’t wait for more summer vibes from this Romanian band.