On Friday Mahmood released his new single “Barrio” — an urban flamenco mash-up that has us trapped. And now the Sanremo winner has released a music video to take things even higher.
Following its release on Friday, “Barrio” reached the top ten of the Italian Spotify and iTunes charts. The track is already his third most popular song on Spotify, where “Soldi” crossed more than 100 million streams earlier this year.
Mahmood’s schedule is packed with events all over Europe — including his upcoming “Good Vibes” tour this fall. The release of this music video will no doubt build even more hype before he hits the road.
Mahmood — “Barrio” (Official Video)
The clip — directed by Attilio Cusani (who also directed the video for “Soldi”) — mirrors the lyrical content of the song well. It stresses the importance of friendships and relationships, as pretty young things connect around their cars in an arid landscape.
The video illustrates how Mahmood remains connected to his roots. He’s got a vibe with the people of his past. And while his success has brought him plenty of money and some nice threads, that doesn’t mean more to him than being in good company. Despite all his trips around Europe, he still values his home and its people.
Mahmood is a feast of fashion here, presenting a variety of styles from a casual black top and trousers to a grey jacket with different layers and a leather jacket. This is how it’s done. The visual approach of this video complements the audio track very well. It’s at once simple but fashion-forward, a slice of life that feels cinematic.
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