Ricky Martin is preparing to hit the road for his upcoming Movimiento Tour, and on Tuesday he unveiled a powerful new video for “Tiburones”, or, in Spanish, “Sharks”.
In the video, which was filmed in Puerto Rico, Martin is seen walking in front of an armoured vehicle while police in riot gear face off against what appears to be a citizen protest.
The tension is palpable, but what unfolds is a massive street party as the protest turns into a celebration, the police dropping their helmets and weapons to join in.
The track was written by Pablo Preciado and Venezuelan singer-songwriter Oscar Hernandez, and Hernandez discussed the inspiration behind the song with Billboard.
“It is a very emotional song that talks about the union of two who should never waste time in fights. It is a proposal to change directions, plans and ideas, with the simple reason of moving forward, together. And at any cost, ‘for you whatever, swim with sharks,'” he explained.
“What I wanted with the video was to capture a very universal story, and that’s why I wanted to film it in Puerto Rico,” added Martin. “Both the song and the video embody all the emotions, energy and feel, which are emblematic of when we come together as people.”
Ricky Martin’s Movimento Tour kicks off Feb. 7.