Ozuna is one of the most globally successful artists in urbano, a subgenre from Latin America that fuses many different sounds, including bachata. For his new single “Señor Juez,” Ozuna pays tribute to bachata by enlisting one of its creators, Anthony Santos, for a duet that nods to the past while retaining some contemporary pop elements.
“I am more than content and grateful with Anthony Santos," Ozuna said in a press release, "a maestro of bachata who has influenced us and served as inspiration for many artists. This is undoubtedly one of the most important collaborations of my career, as it represents the musical roots that I grew up with.”
Santos had similarly kind words for his collaborator. "This is a true reflection of an artist who is aware of what the world is consuming and without a doubt is an unparalleled support for the genre, our country, and the Bachateros so that our music continues to grow as a brand of our country."
The creative chemistry is on display in the music video, streaming above. It's full of stark imagery like glass crucifixes, accusatory crowds, and a deadly car accident.