Mikolas Josef doesn’t sit still. After finishing in sixth place with “Lie To Me” at Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon, he’s released one catchy song after another – first “Me Gusta” and then “Abu Dhabi”. And now, the star from the Czech Republic is back with a new bop, “Acapella”. Let us tell you, it’s getting hot in here!

This new track follows the Latin-influenced music trend of recent years. Indeed, the self-composed Spanglish song has summer hit written all over it. Enrique Iglesias better watch out!

Featuring Panamanian-Canadian singer Fito Blanko and Mexican-American singer Frankie J, who add even more international flavour to the mix, “Acapella” is definitely a track that would fit perfectly on the playlists of radio stations across Europe and the globe.

Mikolas Josef “Acapella” (ft. Fito Blanko & Frankie J)

The music video that came along with the song was directed, scripted and edited by the singer himself. The video starts off in the golden hour of sunset. We see a blonde “bella” (referencing a beautiful woman) on the beach, while Mikolas is filming her.

As the Eurovision alum leans against his car strumming a guitar, he opens the song with a few lines in Spanish to say how much his bella means to him:

Lyrics

No pensaba enamorarme hasta que te conocí

Daría todo pa’ conquistarte, aprendo español por ti

English Translation

I wasn’t thinking of falling in love until I met you

I would give everything to conquer you, I learn Spanish for you

Mikolas continues to sing her praises in the chorus: “Hello bella / It’s like I knew you forever / Hard to keep it all together / I’m so into you bella / I can sing it in acapella”.

As the music video continues, the sun goes down and nighttime takes over. Mikolas naturally takes the party to the bar. With Latin-American flags hanging from the ceiling, there’s a true party atmosphere in the air as Mikolas and his dancers throw down some moves and dance the night away.

Sun, beach, waves, palm trees, flamenco dancing and a party atmosphere – the tropical music video fits the overall vibe of the song perfectly.

At the end, the track finally hits the criteria laid out in the song title: “Acapella” goes…acapella. With everyone clapping along and singing in unison, this is the moment where it’s clear that the song was made to get people to come together and dance their troubles away. No doubt we’ll all be trying to brush up on our Spanish in order to sing along with Mikolas over the upcoming summer months.

Summer hit – check!

What do you think of “Acapella”? Are you longing for those warm summer evenings after watching Mikolas’ video? Let us know in the comments below!

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Simply not worth it
Simply not worth it
2 years ago

Two words: cultural appropriation… Ya basta de eso!

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2 years ago

Los idiomas no pertenecen a nadie.

Pal
Pal
2 years ago

Actually Mikolas showing that Eurovision is efficient for unknown artists to enter to become famous!

ESC Fan
ESC Fan
2 years ago

I love Mikolas Josef and his new song Acapella sooo much…I’m proud that we have someone so talented like him in the Czech Republic 🙂

filipko54
filipko54
2 years ago

he is #1 trending in the Czech Republic for 2 days already 🙂

ESC Fan
ESC Fan
2 years ago
Reply to  filipko54

I know…that’s amazing 😉

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

For years (if not decades!), the Netherlands were represented by mediocre artists performing poorly. The media would consistently blame Eastern European televoters after the event. This all changed in 2013 when Anouk represented NL. She was already a huge star in the country (and in many other European countries). Once Anouk showed the courage to participate, other artists were suddenly encouraged to do the same. The following year, the Common Linnets ended in second place. Since then, the country has focused on quality and has stopped sending C-rate artists with mediocre songs, and has taken he competition more seriously (by… Read more »

Jack
Jack
2 years ago

Why there is no article on the newest scandal with the Italian televoting which was different than the one that ebu published? There is a huge problem this year that needs to be covered.