REGGAETON SINGER AND SONGWRITER FEID PAYS HOMAGE TO HIS MEDELLÍN ROOTS WHILE EMBRACING HIS NEW HOME IN MIAMI WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS FOURTH ALBUM, INTERSHIBUYA LA MAFIA.
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The past year and a half has been a time of reflection, change and growth for many. For the music industry, it meant a total recalibration of making and putting out music—granting many artists the creative freedom to challenge themselves as creators and experiment with their art. Reggaeton star Feid (@feid) took the time to create his latest opus—marking his fourth release—while hunkering down in Miami. Through his creative process, he was able to create a compilation of hits that pay homage to his hometown in Medellín, Colombia—reflecting themes of mafia mentality, street gangs, narcos and hot and cold love interests—while also embracing his new home in Miami. The end result—Intershibuya La Mafia— remains true to his Colombian roots with high-energy, reggaeton beats and a Miami vibe.
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“The album has a ton of reggaeton roots because I try to remain true to the music I listened to growing up as a child,” notes Feid. “It took about a year to make and I worked with a lot of producers from Colombia, Chile and the Dominican Republic. It was the first time I created an album where every song could really be a single.”
His hit single, “Fumeteo,” released during the early 2021 summer with a captivating music video that displayed Miami’s most iconic backdrops—shooting from Key Biscayne to the emblematic red Faena Theater.
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“It was so fun to film throughout the city,” recalls Feid. “It was all shot in one day—we started filming at 5AM and wrapped around 8PM. The song is special to me because I spent many years trying to find my voice and lane in reggaeton and this is a representation of that. It was produced by Sky and has a lot of action in the video—it’s almost like a movie. We have cars drifting around us in Key Biscayne, with us sitting around a large table in front of a feast. Then there’s a fight scene inside the Faena Theater.”
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The hit launched a few months prior to the album’s release due to the circumstances in Colombia. Out of respect for his homeland, Feid pushed his album release date. With the civil unrest taking place in the country, he felt it was in poor taste to promote his work during such a trying time. In doing this, he admirably sacrificed his eligibility to win a Latin Grammy—the pinnacle achievement for a Latin artist—in order to put his country first.
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“There are a lot of people in Colombia suffering, and I want to be sensitive to that when I’m putting out this project. I felt like at one point I had to stop everything because of it.”
Interestingly enough, although the album release was put on hold, many Colombians’ protests and videos on social media were set against the background of Feid’s music—breathing new life into the tracks and the significance behind his words.
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“It feels very special that people are resonating with my music,” he says.
With a new album and the environment of our world easing back into the normal flow of life, Feid is setting out to continue his artistry in full force.
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“After COVID, I realized how important it is to live in the now,” he notes. “I finally understand that you can’t keep pushing things to tomorrow, or the next day. First, there was COVID, and now my country is undergoing turmoil, taking to the streets. It made me regret all the things I didn’t do or take advantage of. I now value the small things and am grateful every day for what I have.”
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