Canadian pop star Justin Bieber premiered a new remix of his single "Sorry" on Nov. 5. He features Colombian artist J Balvin to ask for forgiveness in Spanish.
"Sorry" is the latest single from Bieber's new album, Purpose. The dance track follows lead single and Billboard no. 1 hit, "What Do You Mean?" The original version of "Sorry" arrived back in October and debuted at no. 2 on Billboard behind Adele's comeback tune, "Hello." Justin courts the Latino crowd with the Spanglish remix of the single featuring J Balvin.
"Sorry" was produced by Blood Diamonds and Skrillex. The latter served as one-half of Jack Ü, the duo behind the Bieber-assisted hit, "Where Are Ü Now." Skrillex keeps the tropical house sound of Justin's recent revival alive with the addition of horns and a drum machine. J Balvin finds himself at home on the remix thanks to his reggaeton swagger. Translating Bieber's pleas for forgiveness into Spanish, the rapper sings, "Solo espero que me perdones." The collaboration is pretty unexpected but more rhythmic and colorful thanks to J Balvin dropping in on Justin's pity party jam.
The Latino Remix of "Sorry" featuring J Balvin is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Bieber's Purpose album was released on Nov. 13 and reports are forecasting it to win in the battle against One Direction's Made in the A.M. for the top spot on Billboard. J Balvin recently broke into the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his hit track, "Ginza." Another of one his Spanish-language smashes, "Ay Vamos," is nominated at this year's Latin Grammy Awards.