The video, released Thursday, shows C. Tangana and Peluso grinding against each other and dancing in bachata style in the cathedral and includes close-ups of artwork painted on the cathedral’s walls.
“We humbly and sincerely apologize to all faithful, holy and priests who have felt justifiably hurt by this inappropriate use of the sacred space,” the statement said.
The lyrics of the song include a chorus of “I used to be an atheist, but now I believe, because a miracle like you must have come down from heaven”, while the first verse asks for forgiveness from the Virgin of Almudena “What do I do in your bed? “.”
Elsewhere in the video, a nude and partly pixelated Peluso is shown holding Tangana’s head of head, and at the end of the song, the two singers pose for a photo with the priests and choir outside the cathedral.
Tangana also pulls Peluso’s hair in an echo of one of the paintings inside the cathedral, which depicts a demon pulling a woman’s hair to prevent her from reaching salvation at the Last Judgment. Paintings are also used as lyric artwork.
Dean Juan Miguel Ferrer Grenache debated the song, saying it “tells the story of a transfiguration through human love,” with the final scenes of the video showing the singers “understanding and welcoming of the Church” for a picture.
Although he acknowledged the “provocative visual language” used, he defended the decision to allow filming in the cathedral, saying “the sole purpose is to promote dialogue with contemporary culture while preserving faith in the church.”
Ferrer went on to say that the song “could do good for those who live away from the church” but apologized to those who were hurt by it.
As of Saturday, the music video had over 2 million views on YouTube.
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