Pitbull's got a shitmazing song on the new Aquaman soundtrack. It's called Ocean To Ocean — a title that does nothing to hint at the delights that lie within. In short: it's Toto's Africa.
The song is, you might argue, an impressive feat: there's barely any intro, then it's just verse / chorus / verse / chorus / verse / chorus-chorus / THE END. No prechorus, no postchorus, no middle eight, no outro, all done in less than two and a half minutes with a Banksy reference thrown in along the way.
It sounds a bit like you'd imagine being tasered might feel.
Notes Pitbull (via EW.com):
“The ocean, the sea and any body of water, to me, is true freedom. The ocean has always been the border from where my parents came from Cuba and the United States, which gives us freedom. That’s why I respect water. Bottom line: water gives us freedom.”
Outstanding scenes. (Pitbull actually covered the point about his parents with a little more panache in 2017's Freedom.)
The best bit of all this is that the song's arrived at least one year too late to really ride Africa's meme-fuelled re-entry into the zeitgeist — so late in fact that it feels entirely coincidental, as if Pitbull exists in his own cultural ecosystem.