Alvaro Soler has been spicing up the European airwaves with “La Cintura” all summer. The 27-year-old’s ode to bad dancing (more about that later) has cracked the top 10 in countries like Germany, Spain and Italy, and has racked up close to 100 million streams on Spotify. With statistics like those, a “Despacito”-like crossover was always on the cards and the German/Spanish singer is now hoping to make waves in America, both North and South, with a remix featuring Flo Rida and Argentine starlet TINI.
The new version of “La Cintura” is every bit as charming as the original and the summery video, which boasts cameos from both featured artists, is full of casual choreography for beginners. After all, that’s the whole idea of the song. “While I was writing [the lyrics] I thought the whole time that I should leave the word ‘Cintura,’ or ‘hip,’ out of the refrain, because I’m a terrible dancer,” the hitmaker explains. “But then I thought: why don’t I just write about this weakness – the fact that I look like a real idiot when I’m dancing?”
I think he was being way too harsh on himself. Watch Alvaro shake his hips admirably alongside Flo Rida and TINI below.