Haitian DJ/producer Michael Brun has broken down how he made his J Balvin-assisted single “Positivo” on a new episode of Genius’ Deconstructed. The track is the 2018 FIFA World Cup theme song for American Spanish-language TV network Telemundo.
In the video, Brun recalls how he and Balvin connected then breaks down the track in Ableton.
“The instruments, the rhythm, the energy. It’s all very distinctly Haitian,” Brun says. “This track captures, I think, the essence of what the streets in Haiti sound like.”
Released in May, “Positivo” has amassed over seven million streams on Spotify and more than 10 million views on YouTube. Brun originally released the song in February as a single titled “Bayo” featuring fellow Haitians Strong G, Baky, and J. Perry.
Watch Deconstructed above.