MTV goes behind the scenes with Nelly Furtado for her "Manos Al Aire" music video, and the network has put forward footage from its shooting location. In it, the singer shares the inspiration behind the new single in addition to describing the video that accompanies it.
Calling the track as "about surrendering to love", Nelly says it revolves around a woman who is always going on her own ego and telling her love interest what to do. But at the end, the woman has her hands in the air and says to her lover, "I just want peace and I surrender to this love and I only care about loving you. I wanna love you, we love each other like we used to."
As of the video's story line, Nelly opens up, "Our first set-up is gonna be in the jeep. An army jeep." In further explanation, she reveals that the army things, including the army gear she wears, will symbolize her strong ego. "And then slowly I open up. I get rid of all my possessions," she concludes.
"Manos Al Aire" means "Hands in the Air" if it is translated into English. Being released since late June, the track is confirmed to be included in Nelly's upcoming Spanish studio album "Mi Plan" which is plotted to arrive in U.S. stores on September 29. Its music video will be debuted sometime soon.
"'Mi Plan' is my first full collection of Spanish-language pop songs," Nelly says of the new album. "The songs explore themes of love and the rhythm of everyday life. The featured special guests will also add a unique touch to the album's sound. And I am delighted to be working with the entire Universal Latin team on this new project."
Behind-the-scenes of Nelly Furtado's "Manos Al Aire" music video: