Abraham Mateo is more than a promising, singer-songwriter and producer — he is the youngest male artist from Spain with the most prominent international acclaim.

“I am excited to bring my sound from the European, Spanish, and Latinx market to American listeners. Some of my biggest musical inspirations are from the U.S. As a Spanish artist — it is a dream to have already collaborated with acts like Jennifer Lopez, Austin Mahone, and 50 Cent,” the European star told The Knockturnal. And the soulful San Fernando, Cádiz crooner, Mateo, continues his danceable tunes with the penchant on his new single, “Me Vuelvo Loco,” featuring the globally-renowned boy band, CNCO.

The Sony Music Spain/Sony Music Latin triple-threat teamed up with CNCO to portray the darker side of passion. The audiovisual features honey-sweet vocals, and gorgeous medical aid. Also, the track’s guitar-driven rhythm creates a distinct balance of sultry poetics alongside a cinematic psychiatric storyboard. The artists showcase how love can send you over the deep end. Additionally, the “Me Vuelvo Loco” audiovisual takes a play on words by placing the boy band, and Mateo in straight jackets.

They even depict tall padded walls which are used contain them in the music video. “The video director, Mike Ho, came up with the idea. From there, together, we made the concept of the music video. My hope with the video direction of “Me Vuelvo Loco,” was to play on the lyrics,” Mateo said. In “Me Vuelvo Loco,” the singers craftily placed their cat scans on a wall, which show the women who are in mind, connecting their lyrics, quite literally. Still, Mateo’s new bop follows his recent single, “Contigo,” a romantic anthem which features Diana Ela, Leslie Shaw, and Katalina. The leading women on the hip-shaking tune helped amplify Mateo’s beautiful range, adding to his depth musically. And there has been no shortage of hits.

As a formidable collaborator, the Spanish musician first proved what he was capable of sonically, with the breakout hit, “Loco Enamorada.” The tantalizing record and its verses from Farruko and Christian Daniel describe being over-the-moon after finding the one, proving Mateo’s star potential in Latinx realms. Together, the trio bolstered the ballad-like introduction on “Loco Enamorada,” and Mateo propelled an upward of 176 million streams on Spotify alone. He soon caused waves among Spanish-speaking American listeners, and on U.S. Spanish-language radio stations.

This momentum is gearing Mateo up for even more U.S. breakthroughs. He hopes “Me Vuelvo Loco,” will do the same, uplifting his soundscapes like never before across continents. The Knockturnal caught up with the singer at the W New York – Times Square to discuss advice from Jennifer Lopez, collaborating with CNCO, and his American music influences. Get to know Abraham Mateo up close and personal.

Read the full story by Bianca Alysse on The Knockturnal.com

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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