Is That for Me

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"Is That for Me"
Alesso and Anitta - Is That for Me.png
Single by Alesso and Anitta
Released 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2017
Genre EDM
Length 2:49
Label Warner Latina
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Alesso
Alesso singles chronology
"Let Me Go"
(2017)
"Is That for Me"
(2017)

"Let Me Go"
(2017)
"Is That for Me"
(2017)
Anitta singles chronology
"Will I See You"
(2017) Will I See You2017
"Is That for Me"
(2017) Is That for Me2017
"Downtown"
(2017) Downtown2017
Music video
"Is That for Me" on YouTube

"Is That for Me" is a song by Swedish DJ Alesso and Brazilian singer Anitta.[1] It was written by Poo Bear together with Alesso and produced by the latter, the song was released as a single on 13 October 2017,[2] and is part of Anitta's project entitled "Check Mate", in which she will release a new song every month.[3]

Background[edit]

The partnership was first signaled in September 2017 by entrepreneur John Shahidi, founder of the company Shots, responsible for the career of Canadian singer Justin Bieber.[4] Sahidi posted on his Instagram an image of a session between Anitta and Alesso with the caption "Alesso is the next one".[5]

Promotion[edit]

Anitta planned a massive promotional campaign for the track, starting with an appearance on the Brazilian late-night television program Altas Horas where, in a video conference with Alesso, she unveiled a short preview of the track, the song was also previewed on the Instagram pages of Anitta and clothing franchise C&A, showing behind-the-scenes footage of the music video. A 24-hour live broadcast showing the backstage of the release of the track was made using Instagram's Stories feature,[1] the singer commented, "You will have 24 hours with Anitta, this application's [Instagram] stream will be live for 24 hours."[6]

The first live performance took place on the morning show Encontro com Fátima Bernardes, at the time, the singer also performed "Sua Cara", "Paradinha" and "Will I See You". On that same day, the singer shared the stage with Alesso, performing the track at the Ultra Brasil festival for an audience of 50,000 people, on 17 October, Anitta appeared on TMZ's online news program TMZ Live.[3] The singer went live for a video conference to speak with the hosts about "Is That for Me", which gained space on TMZ Live on account of its entry into the global Spotify Top 100.[7] The song is expected to have a wider international release than "Will I See You". International radio has been playing music since the release weekend, and Anitta has revealed that she plans to travel with Alesso to perform at festivals of electronic music in other countries.[1]

Music video[edit]

Recording and themes[edit]

The music video for "Is That for Me" was directed by Manuel Nogueira and filmed on location in the Amazon rainforest in Manaus, Amazonas, on 9 October 2017. Filming took place just four days before the video's release, with the image editing done in the shortest time ever in Anitta's career,[8][9] for the filming, Anitta's entire crew had to take yellow fever vaccine for prevention. The video was released on the same day as the single on 13 October 2017, the main theme of the video is the representation of the natural symbols of Brazil, seeking to show strength, courage and authenticity of the Brazilian woman.[1] According to Yasmine Sterea, the Amazon was chosen to portray this theme because it is a place known worldwide as Brazilian heritage: "We decided to take a look at the beauty of various cultures in Brazil and show some of the colors of the Amazon, the forest has a special meaning to Anitta, so we brought that strength to the video's wardrobe. The idea was to create something that would stimulate us. Without rules and with a lot of vital energy."[10]

Costumes and references[edit]

The costumes featured a mix of clothing from the C&A department store—the singer's sponsor in her "Check Mate" project—with other elements created by stylists for the singer, including Victor Viccenza boots, Valisere's lingerie and an accessory in the singer's signature. Designer of jewelry Beatriz Brennheisen. All the accessories used by the singer were influenced by the shamanic culture. Personal stylist Yasmine Sterea signed the costumes used by Alesso and Anitta in the video: "We are looking for references in all the beauty of Brazil and in what is more exotic.[5] We have made a mix of textures, colors and all the cultures and beliefs that make part of Brazil",[3] the two visuals Alesso - a white and red cape over a white suit and a white coat over a red dress - follow the minimalist style adopted by the DJ throughout his career.[11]

The metallic bra represents Gaia, Mother Earth, goddess of mythology who took the steel out of her chest;[1] in addition, the wardrobe also makes reference to singer Fernanda Abreu, considered as the "Brazilian pop pioneer", who used a bra made up of two frying pans on the Da Lata album tour and was censored by the Public Prosecutor's Office: "Anitta always respected the names of the Brazilian pop before her. It's also a tribute to Fernanda for bringing the pop to us", explained the stylist,[4][5] the costumes used by Anitta among the royal victories refer to the colors of the fruits of the Amazon, while the singer uses a necklace with local seeds. The choice of the jaguar print is the most representative of the forest. Already lace used by her in the head comes as an element of color, to make up the colorful of the mix of races of the country.[1][9]

Credits and personnel[edit]

  • Songwriting – Anitta, Poo Bear, Alesso
  • Production – Alesso
  • Vocal producing and recording – Anitta

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017–18) Peak
position
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100)[12] 41
Brazil Hot Pop Songs (Billboard)[13] 1
Brazil Hot Streaming (Pro-Música Brasil)[14] 10
Mexico (Billboard Ingles Airplay)[15] 7
Portugal (AFP)[16] 53
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[17] 25

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various 13 October 2017 Digital download Warner Latina [2]
13 December 2017 Digital download – 3LAU remix [18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Anitta divulga clipe de 'Is that for me', música em parceria com Alesso". G1 (in Portuguese). 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Is That for Me – Single Alesso & Anitta". iTunes Store (BR). Retrieved 2 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c "Anitta estreia no EDM em parceria com Alesso na faixa "Is That For Me"". Nação da Música (in Portuguese). 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Is That For Me', single de Alesso e Anitta, tem repercussão mundial e aparece em paradas internacionais do Spotify". Popline (in Portuguese). 18 October 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Anitta participa do programa "TMZ Live" nos Estados Unidos". Popline (in Portuguese). 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Anitta fica 24h ao vivo na internet pra lançamento de novo clipe". Catraca Livre (in Portuguese). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Anitta canta "Is That For Me" pela primeira vez na TV!". Papel Pop (in Portuguese). 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Gravado na Amazônia, novo clipe de Anitta rende piada na internet". Veja São Paulo (in Portuguese). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Anitta divulga Is That For Me, música com DJ sueco. Ouça!". Diário de Pernambuco (in Portuguese). 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  10. ^ Belleze, Carolina (13 October 2017). "Desvendamos o figurino de Anitta no clipe de "Is That For Me", gravado na Amazônia". Vogue Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Anitta compartilha bastidores de clipe com Alesso na Amazônia e faz pergunta indiscreta sobre cobra". G1 (in Portuguese). 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard Brasil (in Portuguese). 4 December 2017. Archived from the original on 4 December 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Airplay Chart". Billboard Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Streaming Chart" (in Portuguese). Pro-Música Brasil. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Chart Search: Mexico Ingles Airplay for Anitta". Billboard. Retrieved 31 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Alesso & Anitta – Is That for Me". AFP Top 100 Singles. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  17. ^ "Alesso Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Is That For Me (3LAU Remix) – Single Alesso & Anitta". iTunes Store (BR). Retrieved 2 January 2018.