The album brings rhythmic, disco and romantic songs. What have you been exploring for this record?
In fact, I love the word exploration, I hadn’t used it, I love it and that’s what it is for me: music is exploring, traveling, trying, being free and trying to put together ingredients that sometimes people don’t think of putting together. Collaborating with artists from different genres, merging styles, instruments, rhythms that normally don’t merge, letting yourself be carried away by inspiration without being afraid to express yourself. I am a restless artist in the sense that I do not stick to a single marked style, I am romantic, I am melodic, I am a singer, I like to interpret, I like to talk and sing to love, I sing to women. That will not change. I am very careful in my lyrics, some more sexual than others, others more poetic, but I always maintain a line of respect and a direction, but when it comes to producing, well, I am restless and I like to do acoustic and romantic things and at the same time things noisy and partying because as a person I am like that, I am calm and rowdy, I am happy and serious and in the end music represents who we are.
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And as a restless artist, I imagine, you have no limits. Wouldn’t you deny yourself any gender?
There is no rule book. I don’t think so much about what I want or don’t want to do before the song exists. The song dictates where you want to go. It’s like when you put on your clothes and look at it from the outside. I try on clothes and if they fit me well, I put them on. I don’t know if I explain myself. The song has to stay with you. Obviously, what I write comes from me and it will be good for me because in the composition process I make sure that it is something where I feel comfortable. When they invite me to a collaboration, when suddenly that beginning of the song doesn’t come out of my own handwriting, well then one has to say: “Well, let me see if I feel comfortable doing this type of genre”. So there are no rules.
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You have said that you are respectful of your lyrics. On the other hand, the lyrics of the urban genre are highly criticized.
I think that art is art, that each artist should have the right to express themselves in their own way. As a father I have my tastes, as a listener I have my tastes, there are things that I like more than others, but art is art and I will never comment on how other artists express themselves.
The song ‘Girasoles’ talks about Alzheimer’s, about people who gradually ‘go away’.
It is important to raise awareness about many things and music gives you that platform to carry important messages. The Alzheimer’s Association invited me to do this collaboration. Through that song we can talk about what Alzheimer’s is, what
It is a disease that is affecting us a lot, especially our elderly loved ones and in my case I am living it with my grandmother. It is difficult, painful and exhausting not only for those who suffer from it. It is not talked about enough, only those who suffer it understand it. Let’s talk about it, let’s educate ourselves, let’s find a way to help each other, let’s investigate more how we can make this a less painful, less difficult, less uncomfortable process for the patient and his family.