Coréon Dú is taking the world by storm with his latest album, Binario.
Coréon Dú, the latest Latin music sensation, continues to impress with his unique fusion of African and Latin rhythms in his third single, “Que Paso?,” from his latest album, Binario, which shows a more daring and uninhibited side of the talented artist.
”I am very happy with this single,” says Dú. “Oddly enough, it has received a lot of recognition in Mexico, Spain, France and other countries. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity, especially amongst the Latin community in the U.S., who have supported my new album from the very beginning and the first two singles ‘Bailando Kizomba’ and ‘Amor Robotico,’ which have both been in the top 15 on the Billboard charts.”
Binario is Dú’s first album in Spanish and was produced by Andrés Levin. It contains 12 tracks, all composed by Dú, with some collaborations with Levin, Claudia Brant and Fernando Osorio, among others.
“I named it Binario because it represents the duality of my preferred musical influences, these being Latin and African culture, and electronic rhythms that I’m attempting to fuse. It represents the organic tropical feel with techno-enhanced electronica,” he shares. “I’m delighted with those who collaborated on the project and have believed in my vision. Being an up-and-comer, it was an honor not only to work with them, but also have them recognize what I’m trying to do.”
Dú was born in Angola and moved to Portugal at the age of 8, later moving to the United States when he was 11 years old. He lived in the states until he graduated college, at which time he moved back to his native Angola where he still resides. Dú is extremely well-rounded and speaks a handful of languages that have allowed him to be versatile and culturally multifaceted, which is reflected in his compositions.
Self-described as shy and socially awkward, Dú calls “Que Paso?” a way to make amends with that part of his personality.
“I composed it with David Torrens and Andrés Levín, the idea for it coming from jest,” begins Dú. “I was always shy as a child, so we imagined what a good, shy little boy would do at a party by letting loose. I’ve never been much of a party animal and don’t go out much. The point of this song was to look at things from the opposite end of the spectrum. It also talks about a crush and trying to reminisce about how it came to be.”
The video for the single is now available on YouTube, and Dú tells us how it came to be.
“It was interesting making this video because it’s based on the same concept. Everyone who has known me, including old school friends, tells me that the video is everything I am not, but they understand that it’s supposed to be humorous and that I don’t normally do those things. I like to think I have a good sense of humor about my personality, and the whole thing was rather therapeutic.”
“Que Paso” recently debuted on the radio and already has received a great response. It was first released in Portugal at the International Kizumba Competition, and is near the top of the U.S. Billboard charts.
“I see that this third single is growing, and it makes me happy because that only happens when DJs and fans love the song and support what you’re doing,” Dú says. “I’m very fortunate to have that support, knowing other people enjoy my material and want to get to know my music more and more.”
For more information, visit coreondu.com.