Put yo hands in the air! On Monday we gave you a sweet, behind-the-scenes look at Nelly Furtado’s new Spanish-language single and video, “Manos Al Aire” which means “hands up” for all you non-Latino types. Hands up? There’s a theme here, keep reading.
The eclectic Portuguese-Canadian singer — who is seemingly at home in any genre or style — calls the dynamic track a love song. But it ain’t at all gushy; this is far more about love as a battlefield. In that aforementioned teaser clip, Furtado says the cut is about “surrendering to love, and vulnerability … and it talks about the dynamic of a relationship and the everyday fight to be a couple.”
The track is the first single off her new album, Mi Plan, which is due September 15. It’s also her first set sung entirely en Español, and features guests like Julieta Venegas, La Mala Rodriguez and Alex Cuba (don’t worry, there’s English subtitles in the video so you can play along).
The track has a funky, syncopated rhythm and Nelly seems to be rockin’ a bit of a military look sportin’ her commando hat and driving a jeep down the block. She’s throwin’ down fierce a bit here. Wouldn’t mess with her if I were you.
So here it is, the MTV video premiere of “Manos Al Aire.” For more on the Spanish tip of Nelly Furtado’s new vibe you should check out this post on MTV Tr3s.