Ir Sais returns with his brand new single and video “Claramente” via Sony Music Latin. Over the pandemic, the Caribbean crooner amassed more than six billion TikTok views for his 8x RIAA certified Platinum hit “Dream Girl,” which features remixes alongside Rauw Alejandro and Sean Paul & Davido. Now in 2022, he emerges with the rest of the world, carrying an arsenal of new music and a clearer perspective.
Produced by Ir Sais, “Claramente” is about knowing when to let go of a rocky relationship. In its accompanying video, directed by Ryan “QD El Mago” Navarro, Ir Sais discovers this epiphany through a dreamy escapade across the beaches of his homeland Bonaire.
“Claramente represents the story of someone who was blindly in love and cannot see the toxicity of their partner. In the end, they come to the realization of who their partner actually is, exposing their bad side. All of this is combined into a tropical Caribbean sound representing my island roots,” Ir Sais states.
Watch “Claramente”: https://youtu.
Ir Sais’ native tongue is Papiamento, a blend of Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, and African languages, which is reflected in his musical style. He toes the line between Afropop, dancehall, Latin trap and reggaeton.
“Claramente” follows Ir Sais’ latest 2022 track “Chikita Mala,” his collaboration with Walshy Fire of Major Lazer entitled “Validé” and “Baila Kumi” with the young Colombian vocalist Manuel Turizo, which racked up more than four million YouTube views on its video. These anthems garnered the attention of VEVO, who recently recognized Ir Sais as their DSCVR Artist of the Day on Mar 14.
About Ir Sais:
Ir Sais is the artistic moniker of Irgwin Placido Sluis, born on the Caribbean island of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. His father died when Irgwin was just 1 year old. At 11, he began playing drums on tin cans. Completely self-taught, Ir Sais now masters several instruments as well as the production side. After getting his first taste of success with local Bonaire bands, he moved to the Netherlands in 2008, launching a solo career with original material that fuses pop with the Caribbean zouk rhythm. In 2018, his song “Dream Girl” caught the attention of the French remixer Djly Prod, who helped the song go viral and led to the #DreamGirlChallenge that drew massive attention to both the song and the still relatively unknown platform TikTok. Ir Sais recorded this song and much of his material in Papiamento, the language of Bonaire with roots in Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch and African languages.