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Marshmello and Farruko Unite in “Esta Vida”

Grammy-nominated artist and producer Marshmello has brought a fresh new single titled “Esta Vida,” a collaboration with Puerto Rican singer and rapper Farruko, which translates to “This Life.” To the delight of their fans, the mega music luminaries surprised everyone with a debut performance of the song during Marshmello’s headline set at Ultra Music Festival on the main stage (March 26), where they played in front of an ecstatic crowd of over 50,000 fans! [Watch the performance here].

The official music video for “Esta Vida,” directed by Justice Silvera, showcases the duality of Farruko living two lives: one as a homeless man and the other as a celebrity surrounded by fame and fortune, before his descent. The video, starring both Marshmello and Farruko, narrates a powerful story of success and failure.

“Esta Vida” follows the success of Marshmello’s latest hit collaboration with Manuel Turizo, “El Merengue,” which has already garnered over 87.5 million combined streams in its first month. The track has secured prominent positions on Spotify’s Global Top 50 (#43) and Apple Music’s Latin Top 50. Its captivating fusion of tropical sounds has been winning the hearts of fans, trending in the Top 5 on YouTube and recently landing Shazam’s #5 Latin song spot (+ #60 overall song). Furthermore, it has achieved the remarkable feat of reaching #1 on the Tropical Airplay Chart, a first for Marshmello. Witness the fans singing and dancing along to “El Merengue” during Marshmello’s thrilling Ultra Music Festival set!

These Latin collaborations signify a new era of Spanish music releases for Marshmello. The innovative and forward-thinking DJ also teased yet another unreleased track during his recent performance at EDC Mexico, where he shared the stage with Mexican artists Fuerza Regida and Peso Pluma. Excitement continues to build among fans as Marshmello revealed on his Instagram that he’s “Working on myself… and a new album…” and later posted a photo with Anuel. As 2023 unfolds, there’s much more to come from this Grammy-nominated artist in the Latin music space. Stay tuned for more exciting developments!