Hollywood veteran Will Smith continues to show signs he is back to his music-making ways with the release of his “Fiesta” remix music video.
The unexpected visual gem premiered through streaming powerhouse Apple Music Friday (October 16).
Will Smith stunned the Internet last week when he released his first rap verse in years, on a remix of Bomba Estéreo’s song “Fiesta.” Smith followed up by telling Zane Lowe that he’s back in the studio and has recorded over 30 tracks. Now, Smith is front-and-center for the official music video of the “Fiesta” remix, which seems like final proof that he really is back in the music game. (Entertainment Weekly)
Earlier this month, Smith talked to radio personality Zane Lowe about making his music comeback with the “Fiesta” remix.
“Terrified and it’s crazy because when you’ve had a certain amount of success, it seems like you should breed confidence,” Smith explained when asked about putting together his newly released “Fiesta” remix. “But it actually doesn’t. It’s the craziest thing. It’s like when you win a lot, you lose the ability to lose. You’re not allowed to lose anymore. You actually lose the ability to create because the reckless abandon, and that’s something I’m getting back from watching my kids, they really don’t care. That kind of reckless abandon and that lack of fear and not trying to protect anything, not trying to live up to a legacy, that freedom. Fear is the killer of creativity.” (Beats 1)
Big Will’s new audio gem premiered online in early October.
“When I was told that Will Smith wanted to collaborate on a remix with Bomba, I couldn’t believe it,” founder of the Columbian band Simon Mejia said in a statement. “This opportunity to work with Will was beyond anything we have dreamed of. … It’s just magic.” (Entertainment Weekly)
In August, Smith teamed up with Young Money’s Drake at his OVO Fest.
Sports Illustrated‘s Fansided reports that Will Smith showed up at OVO fest, and asks, “The real question is why did Philadelphia native Will Smith turn his back on fellow Philly resident Meek Mill. Was he oblivious to the beef going on at the moment and didn’t realize he was being used as a pawn by Drake?” (Radio)