Colombian singers Juanes and Carlos Vives release new material

Two fellow Colombian artists, Juanes and Carlos Vives have made their music tops this week with single releases and videos.

Juanes' third song release, "Una Flor" from his album Loco de Amor, was written by said singer in collaboration with Fernando Tobon, a guitar player of his own band and original member of Juanes' first group Ekhymosis. Musically, it reveals the most acoustic part of the album with an impeccable ensemble of the acoustic guitar and the tiple, a traditional string instrument in Colombian folklore.

Once again, Juanes' music breaks the language barrier. His new song "Una Flor" will be the theme song for CW's North American series "Jane the Virgin," to be televised during the fall season. The idea of the "Jane the Virgin" series was developed from the inspiration of a Spanish telenovela (soap opera) in Venezuela titled "Juana la Virgen." He is also the only Latin singer invited to perform at Jay-Z's Budweiser Made In America Festival in August. And in October, he will participate in the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

On another note, Carlos Vives' long-awaited video to his most recent top single release song, "Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar," was released June 9. The music video, as well as the single, which features popular and acclaimed salsa music singer Marc Anthony, already has over 800,000 views on YouTube.

The video, produced by Mestiza Films and filmed in Miami, Fla., consists of an unexpected scene recreated of silent movies in the 1920s that starts off in black and white. Vives' idea was successfully accomplished. "With the video, I accomplished what I wanted when I thought of the original idea, get the best from my protagonists, all their versatility from Marc Anthony and Paola Turbay and of course enjoying it all," stated the Colombian Carlos Vives. It shows the friendship both have and brings out Marc Anthony's humor.

This ironic collaboration of the two biggest singers in the Latin music industry united two different music genres, vallenato and salsa, to record a distinct song and a music video to accompany it. "Cuando Nos Volvamos a Encontrar" makes up Carlos Vives' second part of his 2013 Corazón Profundo album titled Más + Corazón Profundo.

The album also includes Coca Cola's official World Cup hymn song "La Copa de Todos" with featured singers David Correy and Gaby Amarantos. With the World Cup starting this week, Vives will be in Brazil for numerous events supporting the 2014 World Cup.