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"Bang" is a song by Brazilian pop singer Anitta, from her third studio album of the same name (2015).[1][2] It was written by the singer along with Umberto Tavares and Jefferson Junior. The producer Mãozinha was credited as co-producer.[3] The song was released on 9 October 2015, serving as the second single from the album.[4] The song has received over 340 million views on YouTube.[5]

"Bang"
Anitta Bang.png
Single by Anitta
from the album Bang!
LanguagePortuguese
ReleasedOctober 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
Format
Recorded2014;
U.M. Music Studios
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Genre
Length3:10
LabelWarner Music
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Umberto Tavares
Anitta singles chronology
"Deixa Ele Sofrer"
(2015)
"Bang"
(2015)
"Blecaute"
(2015)
Music video
"Bang" on YouTube

Upon release the song received mixed reviews from music critics, who praised its sound, but criticized the lyrics for being "weak". It managed to reach top ten on Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Brazil, and also managed to stand out in Brazil's regional charts, such as Fortaleza, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitória. According to Anitta, "Bang" brings a "step by step" of how one should do to be in the same tune as another, also commenting that this can be sung for any type of audience, being, for this, a "singing of victory".[6] A song about some kind of partnership, it's derived from the pop and trap genres, with electronic and funk influences from the 1970s.[7]

The corresponding music video was directed by Bruno Ilogti, directed by Giovanni Bianco, with more than 50 professionals involved in the production. The intention was that the video would show a message of "strength, self-esteem, and at the same time a new step in [Anitta's] career."

A campaign was announced on Twitter, in which fans could earn the chance to attend the premiere party of the video. To achieve that, they should use a hashtag with the name of the song and the state the lived in. A controversy occurred during the promotion, when Cid, owner of famous Brazilian comedy website Não Salvo, told his followers to mention the state of Acre.[8]

The song is featured on the music game Just Dance 2017.

Background and coverEdit

According to Anitta, the song was inspired by images created by Giovanni Bianco for her third studio album.[9] The singer wanted the album to be "a clear shot:" "I told Giovanni that I wanted something revolutionary, that people would enjoy, something universal. He took this idea of 'power', of bang, of 'the right shot'.[10] This happened seven months ago and the song didn't exist back then. Then I thought: 'I have to have song with this bang on it,'" leading the singer to write the song.[11]

The single cover art was creative directed by Giovanni Bianco, the photo was taken by Gui Paganini, the styling was signed by Renata Correa and edited by Henrique Martins.[12] In the picture, the singer appears wearing a revealing jumpsuit, fishnets and a thong.[13][14]

CompositionEdit

"Bang" is a partnership between Anitta, Umberto Tavares and Jefferson Junior, who have worked with her before.[15] Mãozinha served as co-producer of the song. It's a pop and trap song, which incorporates stylistic elements of electronic and funk of the 1970s.[16][17] Lyrically, the song is about a partnership, that can be a loving relationship, a friendship, or a professional collaboration.[18] "So one of the things the lyrics teach is a step by step of how one should act to be in synch with you", said the singer, adding that "it is a song that can be sung to any kind of audience, it's a victory anthem".[19][20]

Music videoEdit

BackgroundEdit

The music video for "Bang" was directed by Bruno Ilogti, with art direction by Giovanni Bianco, with more than 50 professionals involved in the production.[21] "That was the first video I left entirely on someone else's hands. I did not touch anything. I left Giovanni do it. I closed my eyes and trusted him.[22] [The video] is amazing," she said. The singer wanted a video with "strength, self-esteem messages," but at the same time something that would be a "step up" in her career. She wanted it to be something that "people from zero to one hundred years of age would enjoy." The video was choreographed by Anitta herself, along with dancer Arielle. The singer commented on the production:[23]

"What I liked on the video is that it is innovative, different. I think people will be amazed once again, no one expected it. The video is very similar to the album's booklet, it has a lot of sensuality and fun. In my other videos, I always directed and wrote along, but this time I closed my eyes and threw myself into Giovanni Bianco's ideas."

ReleaseEdit

The official premiere of the video was at New York City Center in Rio de Janeiro, and it was closed for 200 invited fans, media and part of the singer's family. Anitta asked people not to record or release anything onto the Internet before the official release of the video.[24] There was a reinforced security scheme to prevent leaks, with all guests having to leave their cell phones at the entrance and pass by a metal detector. Even media outlets had to shut down their equipment while watching the video.[25] The video premiered on YouTube on October 9, 2015, just before the singer presented a special edition of Multishow's TVZ, where it was screened again.[26] The video was shot in black and white, with animation and color effects. With her dancers, Anitta performs wearing white panties over a garter belt.[27]

ControversyEdit

A few days before the release of the video, Anitta launched a campaign on Twitter, where fans could win an exclusive session with the singer to watch it by uploading a hashtag with the name of the single and its status. However, Maurício Cid, from the humorous website Não Salvo, decided to participate in the campaign. With more than 600,000 followers, Cid asked his followers to put the hashtag to take Anitta to Acre. The blogger's campaign became a success, ranking first in the most talked about subjects on the microblogging. However, Acre was second, losing to the state of Rio de Janeiro. Then Anitta answered Cid and asked for respect to Acre: "You should have more respect for the people of Acre. Mocking a state for being far from yours is highly ignorant." In November 2015, vlogger Kéfera Buchmann released a parody of the video and managed to hit the mark of 4 million views in 24 hours. Thus, the video surpassed even the original version, which achieved 2 million views in one day.

Live presentationsEdit

The first live performance of "Bang" was at the children's concert Show das Poderosinhas, in Rio de Janeiro, on October 10, 2015. On October 25, Anitta went to Domingão do Faustão, Rede Globo, to publicize Bang. She introduced the song while wearing a transparent black dress with some stars.[28] In November, the singer went to the Encontro com Fátima Bernardes from the same station to present the song. The host danced the choreography along with Anitta, becoming viral on the internet. The following month, another performance was made on the Record Network's Xuxa Meneghel Program along with the previous single. In December, after winning the award for best singer in the Best of the Year 2015, Anitta presented the song. In January 2016, Anitta went to the program Mais Você presented by Ana Maria Braga and sang the track together with "Deixa Ele Sofrer", wearing a yellow shorts and jacket.[29]

Cover versionsEdit

In August 26, 2016, the Brazilian singer Tiago Iorc released an acoustic version of the song on the digital platforms. On the same day, it was also released his music video, which currently has more than 5 million views on YouTube.[30]

Track listingsEdit

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Brazil (Billboard Hot 100)[31] 9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "10 INFORMAÇÕES QUE VOCÊ PRECISA SABER SOBRE "BANG!"". Portal Popline. October 10, 2015. Archived from the original on October 7, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  7. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Anitta promete lançamento de "Bang!"". Hoje em Dia. October 10, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "ANITTA FALA SOBRE GIOVANNI BIANCO". Heloisa Tolipan. October 25, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Anitta revela capa de "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 25, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  14. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  15. ^ "Anitta prepara lançamento de single". Portal Sucesso. October 10, 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  16. ^ "Anitta usa fio dental para divulgar novo clipe "Bang!"". TV Fama. October 10, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  17. ^ "Anitta prepara lançamento de novo clipe". GRNEWS. October 10, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
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  19. ^ "Anitta prepara lançamento de single". Portal Sucesso. October 10, 2015. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  20. ^ "10 INFORMAÇÕES QUE VOCÊ PRECISA SABER SOBRE "BANG!"". Portal Popline. October 10, 2015. Archived from the original on October 7, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  21. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  22. ^ "Anitta revela capa de "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 25, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  23. ^ "Com super esquema de segurança pra nada vazar!". Portal Popline. October 10, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  24. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  25. ^ "Anitta revela capa de "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 25, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  26. ^ "Anitta vira apresentadora de TV no Multishow". Portal Popline. October 28, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  27. ^ "Anitta e seu nova canção "Bang!"". Vogue, Globo. October 24, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  28. ^ "Bang, Bang: Anitta apresenta novo single na TV aberta". Mixme. January 28, 2016. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  29. ^ "Bang, Bang: Anitta apresenta novo single na TV aberta". Mixme. January 28, 2016. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  30. ^ http://www.hugogloss.com/index.php/music/tiago-iorc-lanca -clip-mara-for-your-version-of-bang-of-anitta-come-see/
  31. ^ "Top 100 Billboard Brasil - Semanal". Billboard Brasil. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2016-01-17.

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