International crossover artist HAUSER shares the romantic and picturesque music video for the Mexican standard “Bésame Mucho” from his Billboard chart-topping new full-length album THE PLAYER, which is out now via Sony Music Masterworks (listen here). The music video, which was inspired by HAUSER’s love of James Bond movies, was filmed in a striking black and white that evokes a mystique appeal comparable to that of other 1960s film classics like To Russia with Love and Last Year at Marienbad. The plot follows HAUSER caught amidst a night of flirtation that leads to a comical movie script ending.
One of the most beloved songs in the history of Latin music, Consuelo Velázquez’s bolero smash has seen reinterpretations from such eclectic artists as Diana Krall, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Cesária Évora and Andrea Bocelli. In keeping with the untamed imagination of THE PLAYER, HAUSER chose to slow the track’s tempo and deliver a darkly seductive rendition in the style of ’60s spy music. “Because it’s one of the most famous songs from the Latin world it felt important to take it in a whole new direction, so we went with a James Bond vibe that sounds a bit dangerous,” says HAUSER.
THE PLAYER, which features an accompaniment from the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercurio, skillfully merges modern-day hits with timeless classics in custom HAUSER style. The genre-bending artist has found a deep appreciation for Old Hollywood and classic rock-n-roll greats like Elvis and Dean Martin, who have inspired much of his new style. On the new record, HAUSER follows in the footsteps of his heroes, taking the stage as a cross-generational legend in his own right.