The Jonas Brothers will sing in a bilingual, Spanish-English track as featured artists on Sebastian Yatra’s “Runaway,” due out next Friday (June 21). The song will also feature Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha, in an unusual collaboration that Yatra, the rising Colombian star, describes as “Y-100 meets La Mega.”
A pop reggae with a reggaeton beat, the infectious “Runaway” kicks off with the Jonas Brothers from the get-go, singing in English, but then contributing the song’s refrain -- “Solos en la arean, con la luna llena” (alone in the sand, under the full moon) -- in Spanish.
After Joe Jonas recorded his part, Natti Natasha came in to provide the female touch. Then, pal Daddy Yankee, who works closely with her, called to say he was interested in bringing his raps to the song. “He hit it out of the ballpark,” says Yatra, who had long wanted to collaborate with Yankee.
“So we wrote to the Jonas Brothers to tell them, and they said, ‘Parce, if that’s how it’s going to be, then all three of us will be on the song,’” says Yatra. “Three weeks ago we filmed the video en New York, and you feel the happiness in the track.”
Although “Runaway” the single and video will drop next week, Yatra and the Jonas Brothers are already talking about the possibility of performing the song live. “It’s like a great opportunity that life is giving me –from dreaming about getting into the mainstream market to taking these first steps,” says Yatra.