Luis Fonsi made the whole world dance with “Despacito” and now he will conquer you with his romantic music
Two years ago he got the whole world dancing with “Despacito” and since then he has released a series of danceable hits, but Luis Fonsi says that he is also still a romantic singer and is ready to present “all his letters” on Friday in a new album : "Life".
“A lot of people thought that I got away from that romantic side and I always said ‘I haven’t gotten away, I’m not going’ anywhere ‘. I am still a romantic singer, I continue to speak that romantic language. But at the same time I like to be able to do both. I don’t like being limited, ”Fonsi said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
“Vida” is the Puerto Rican star’s ninth studio album and his first in five years, a period of great changes in his life and career _ especially since 2016, when the birth of his son Rocco coincided with that of the song he was listening to. it gave world fame and greater exposure to Latin music. The original video for “Despacito”, with Daddy Yankee, continues to be the most viewed in YouTube history (with more than 5.9 billion views as of January 2019); his remix with Justin Bieber remains at the top of Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.
Both versions are included on the album, along with the singles "Échame la culpa" with Demi Lovato, "Calypso" with Stefflon Don, "Imposible" with Ozuna and "Sola", as well as new romantic songs and a ballad of those that call "Vein cutter". One of the most personal topics is "There you are", which he wrote to his son Rocco. (His previous album, "8", included one dedicated to his first-born Mikaela).
There are a total of 15 pieces that cover genres such as Latin pop, R&B, dembow and reggaetón, among others.
"I want to be able to dance, make people enjoy themselves, and suddenly sing a ballad with a lot of lyrics, with a lot of feeling, with a lot of interpretation," said the musician.
An emotional piano ballad with R&B influences is “Tell me that you will not go”, according to Fonsi also one of the most difficult to interpret on a vocal level.
"(That) is already a ballad for me, more vein-cutting than that, I don’t know what exists," he exclaimed with a laugh. “It is one of the songs with the most weight on this album. It is one of the songs that perhaps does not have the commercial value that other songs have, but it does have the musical and sentimental value ”.
He also highlighted the last single from the album, “Sola”, a contemporary ballad that does not invite you to dance in a disco but does at least move your head when listening to it: “It is not the typical short-vein ballad nor is it a rhythmic pop song or much less reggaeton, but it is a hybrid of the new sound of pop and that is something that I have always liked to do, innovate, propose new things to my audience and always take my own path ”.
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Regarding the title of the album, he said that he chose it because for him it is a kind of X-ray of his own life.
“These songs are born from very honest, very real places. Many have to do with me, others do not. But it seemed to me that my life is there, in each song, "said Fonsi, recalling his runs between home and studio and other professional commitments while his wife was pregnant and Rocco was born and raised. "That life, that emotion, that love that one feels from a father towards a son is the purest and most intense love that exists in the universe and it is impossible that this is not reflected in my music, in my art, in my way of communicate. ‘Life’ is everything. It’s my life". (With information from AP)