Emerging Barcelona rap star Leïti Sène collaborates with Argentinian rapper Trueno on his new single ‘5.05pm’, out today via Dale Play. Two of the most promising talents of the urban scene are finally teaming up to launch the hit of the summer which will be played in the best clubs. If you want to hear the song exclusively, keep reading…
Inspired by numerology and the yin and yang of everyday life, ‘5.05pm’ puts these two young rappers side by side as they spit their beats on a trap beat produced by Bexnil and Chineseguy2021. Thanks to her versatility, Leïti co-directed the music video with her frequent collaborator Jordilops. The film follows the two rappers as they act as each other’s arch-nemesis, only to realize that their only rival is himself.
“5:05” refers to the “mirror hour” which is meant to be a time when you reflect with your thoughts, with all that you are and the universe gives you a message. You align with the matrix, you see numbers and things that represent signals. “In my opinion, all of life’s missions are timed in one way or another, like a quantum reckoning of possibilities.” explains the artist.
Keep on going: “We try to reflect that in the video; our different missions in life, this constant struggle to overcome obstacles and the antagonist that we always have on this earth plane. In every mission there is always someone fighting you, just like in the movies. However, one needs the other, they cannot function without the other. You couldn’t be the best if there wasn’t someone who was the worst or who was fighting against you to be the best too.
“It’s all part of the universal balance of life, light and darkness. In the video you see Thunder and I making our lives impossible during these missions, although in the end the missions end up being completed and basically everything is a card game where there is no good or bad. It’s an energetic thing and in the end he and I are the same person. We’re both interested in rivalry because it makes us both better. One against self.”
The singer also comments that Canserbero was the inspiration for “5:05 PM”: “All of this refers to Canserbero, who has a song called ‘Jeremiah 17-5’. Just by the numbers and also by the message, which is summed up in a compass that says ‘cursed be the man who trusts another man”, we can see the influence around 5:05 p.m. which also speaks of distrust, towards oneself and towards the world, while trying to find oneself”.
“5:05 PM” follows Leïti’s recent release “BITCOIN”, the vibrant single marked Leïti’s first release of the year and the start of a new chapter for the rapper as he publicly announced his paternity with celebrity Sita Abellán. Leïti is currently in the middle of her first tour in Spain, including festivals like MadCool, Cruïlla and Riverland.
BITCOIN’ and ‘5.05pm’ will appear on Leïti’s upcoming 2-part mixtape, 4P00€AL1P$¡, the first part of which will be released next Thursday, July 21. The mixtape shows a new side of the artist, with a new experimental Afrobeats sound. Following the success of JÖM in 2021, his latest mixtape with which he reconnects with his underground roots. The 12-track project included tracks like “T-Rex”, “#spanishfeet”, “Lilo Y Stitch” and “Brujería”.