The tenth of Enrique Iglesias’ albums, Finally Found You, has finally found its on the air. After a several-year wait from the initial recording to the release of the music video, the album has achieved attention as another hot, lusty summer song. The music video for the album was created in Los Angeles, California, directed by Diego Hurtado de Medoza, with several well-known local venues visible in the video and appearances by Sammy Adams. The song is almost four minutes long, with they typical range of styles from hip-hop to latin and electronic pop, reminiscent slightly of 1980’s electronica.
The video begins with images of Iglesias’ childhood and his girlfriend at the time, to whom he sings in the album. The video pans back and forth from innocent childhood scenes in a park to a more sophisticated, adult club scene, with the lyrics and video gradually building in intensity. The final few minutes of the video pan between the adult Iglesias’ car, a night club, and his sexual encounter with his actual girlfriend Anna Kournikova. She appears somewhat solemn throughout the video, but the the sex scenes add to the intensity of the mood and serve as a foil to the otherwise highly contemplative song.
While the song does not lack in the standard Iglesias references to erotica and the party scene, the lyrics dig more deeply into the divide between the dreams of childhood and friendships to the more focused, intense relationships in adulthood. The lyrics explore finding a balance between interpersonal conflict and what each person wants, and the simplicity of childhood friendships. The song and video are almost nostalgic in the way they portray the children in the opening scene. This balance of seriousness and club fun.
While much of the music video will appeal stylistically to the 20-something audience, from the erotic club encounter and the beauty of Kournikova, the appeal to nostalgia will make a connection with the 30- and 40- something crowd. While this is standard fare for Iglesias, there is a good reason this album is continuing to rise in the American and worldwide charts, and will continue to gain a foothold on the radio.