Official Barcelona 2013 song to be revealed on June 13

BCN2013 - General

The Catalan music band Els amics del les Arts - credit: RFEN 2011The music video for the official song of the 15th FINA World Championships to take place in Barcelona (ESP) from July 19 to August 4, 2013 was shot for over 40 hours in different locations and will be presented at the Montjuic Municipal Pool in the Catalan capital next week.

The big highlight of the video shoot is the spectacular image of the Catalan music band Els amics del les Arts, giving an underwater concert at the high performance center CAR de Sant Cugat.

Els Amics de les Arts, a folk pop Catalan band formed in 2005, consisting of four members - Joan Enric Barcelo, Eduard Costa, Ferran Pique and Dani Alegret - won the Best Group Award in a contest for new Catalan bands.

In 2006 they released their second album, Roulotte Polar, and in 2008 their first studio album, Castafiore Cabaret. Bed and Breakfast was released in 2009 and the latest album, Especies per Catalogar came out last year.

Brutal Media is producing the 2 minutes 30 seconds video and the song, which is called "La ciutat entre dos blaus," pays tribute to Planet Water, a concept that is connected to the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013. The music video was shot at the famous Barceloneta beach and in the sports facilities of the high performance center in Sant Cugat (CAR de Sant Cugat), where the underwater scenes were recorded in the 25 meter pool.

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The Catalan music band Els amics del les Arts playing underwater - credit: RFEN 2011

The official presentation of the Barcelona 2013 song will be held at the Montjuic Municipal Pool on 13 June. The presentation will be covered live by Catalan radion station RadioFlaixbac.