Self-proclaimed bruja, Jarina de Marco, uses Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ classic “I Put a Spell on You” to introduce herself to the world, and it is fitting. Signed to Wyclef Jean’s new independent label, AllHandzOnDeck, the latin songstress gives you english and spanish lines with a fun beat – no need to be bilingual to know this song is catchy.
In her first video, “Spell on You,” director Pablo Lozano uses traditional Dominican vodou imagery to truly embody a witches’ idea of revenge – vodou doll in hand. DIY plastic rosaries draped in her hair and gold chains hanging from her neck, De Marco sings “Mira pendejo you should know better than mess with a chica a chica like me.” She may look innocent in her two-piece, brightly colored outfits, and flowers in her hair, but she obviously means business – evil business in this case.
While we shouldn’t invest in chicken parts, dolls, and spells to solve our heartbreak, Jarina de Marco knows how to make it look like a good time. Unfortunately, we aren’t quite sure how many other bad things De Marco can convince us to do because very of her few songs are on the interwebz, so just play the video over and over, you won’t regret it.