Aleks Syntek Reimagines Robert Palmer’s '80s Video

Mexican singer-songwriter Aleks Syntek is channeling eighties rocker Robert Palmer in his video for “Loca,” the first single from his upcoming album, Metodos de Placer Instantáneo (out Feb. 9 on Capitol Latin). The homage features the 40-year-old Yucateño suited up and backed by four beauties with slicked-back hair, thigh-high skirts and white guitars like in Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” video. Syntek, who was just 16 when the iconic video premiered, isn’t the first artist to cull inspiration from it. Beyoncé and Shania Twain borrowed elements from the video, too, for their “Green Light” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” music videos, respectively.

Syntek’s version, which is now available on iTunes, also features some seemingly crazy, yet sexy, women that blend into walls, get their feathers ruffled and cuddle fake babies. Watch it below and let me know what you think.



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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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