Don't Be Shy
by Tiesto (featuring Karol G)

Album: yet to be titled (2021)
Charted: 124
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Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Tiësto working with Colombian singer Karol G. It marks the Netherlands-born producer's first time working with a Latin pop artist, and for Karol G, it's her first time singing entirely in English.
  • Because Tiesto isn't fluent in Karol G's native Spanish, it was very hard for him to come up with the right vibe. By singing the lyrics in English, Karol G helped him connect with the song.
  • Karol G portrays a seductress, daring her love interest to approach her. But for Tiësto, "Don't Be Shy" is a more universal call to action. "During the pandemic, everybody isolated themselves from everything and everybody," he told Billboard. "Nobody talks to each other anymore - nobody greets each other on the street. In the clubs even, you don't really talk to each other because you're scared... 'Don't Be Shy' is a message for people to come back together in the future when everything is safe. Don't be shy, talk to each other, hug each other."
  • The music video finds comedian Blake Webber playing a museum janitor. Director Christian Breslauer (Tiesto's "The Business," Lil Nas X's "Industry Baby") modeled the clip on the 2006 film Night at the Museum.

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