17 Truly Weird Musical Collaborations That Actually Worked
Marina, Luis Fonsi, & Clean Bandit
It’s been so long since we’ve listened to Marina that we didn’t even know she’d ditched “The Diamonds.” The Welsh singer’s dark vocals haven’t changed a bit since her Electra Heart days, and she still spends her days crafting dance-pop hits in the UK. “Baby” was produced by Clean Bandit, a British electronic band known for blending classical and dance music, but their decision to bring in Luis Fonsi alongside Marina and create a Latin-leaning track had to reason to work as well as it has. Marina’s vocals fit the flamenco-inspired flare, while the inclusion of Luis prevents the song from feeling exploitative or appropriative.
Listen to “Baby” on YouTube.