San Juan. Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi premieres this Friday his tenth album, “Ley de Gravidad,” with which he told Efe that “travels through different genres” of music, including urban, pop and bachata, but “without changing” their identity.
That trip to create this album took him two years, in which time he brought together 16 songs and had the collaboration of international stars such as Nicky Jam, Farruko, Rauw Alejandro, Myke Towers, Sebastián Yatra, Manuel Turizo and the duo from Cali and El Dandee.
“What I like about music is traveling through different genres without changing my way of being and rubbing shoulders with people I admire and respect,” Fonsi, 43, stressed during the interview.
“Now, the pop genre is very influenced by the strength that urban music brings,” said the winner of two Latin Grammy Awards for Song of the Year for “Despacito” (2017) and “Aquí está yo” (2008).
The award-winning Puerto Rican artist joined the award-winning Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo, and other composers, to put together the production.
MUSICAL “A PALETTE OF COLORS”
During the production process, Fonsi recognized that he had “many ballads”, so he decided to include dance sounds through urban music and a bachata with fellow urban artist Myke Towers.
“I wanted the entire album to be a palette of colors,” said Fonsi.
Most of the guest performers on the album represent the urban genre, a rhythm that has earned Fonsi sovereign success since he released the song “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017.
“The pop genre, historically, is a genre that is always very influenced by what has been going on around it for forty or fifty years,” said Fonsi.
“However, I am a singer, and when you mix two different colors, something interesting comes out that has created its own genre,” said the singer, referring to urban pop, in which Colombians Yatra and Turizo stand out.
Although he performs these fusions with the urban genre “with much respect and admiration,” Fonsi emphasized that “it’s not the only thing” he does, citing his recordings with Spanish singer Raphael and Dominican Juan Luis Guerra.
LOVE, “THE CORE” OF HIS COMPOSITIONS
These musical creations are also in keeping with the title of the Puerto Rican interpreter’s new album, “Ley de Gravidad”, which he baptized as such, because “it symbolizes that force of attraction that a song achieves.”
“That union between two people called love, which at the end of the day is always the core of all my compositions. Love is the axis of everything,” he reflected.
The album, released under the Universal Music Latino label, includes the song “Dolce”, in whose music video Fonsi’s wife, the Spanish model Águeda López, appears, marking the first time she has participated in a graphic project by the artist.
The idea arose between Fonsi and Puerto Rican director Carlos Pérez, also the creator of the video for “Despacito.”
The singer, according to what he said, suggested that Pérez create a “more modern” video for others who had made it and that it included a model, thus choosing López.
STARTS NEW TOUR IN MAY IN PUERTO RICO
On the other hand, Fonsi will start his next concert tour in Puerto Rico on May 27 and 28, “Perfect Night”, which was to begin in February but had to be postponed due to the restrictions imposed due to the rise in covid-19 cases. .
These shows will mark the return of the author of hits such as “I don’t give up”, “Who told you that” and “Imagine me without” to the stages of his native island, after three years of absence.
“We are going to do something very nice and historic. Always for Puerto Rico ‘we are going to throw the house out the window’ and for Puerto Rico we keep a space, where it all began,” he said.
And for those presentations on the island, it will include “many ‘medleys’ (mixes of songs) and surprises,” according to Fonsi, who explained that, in addition, visually, the production is planning “something very different” from other past performances.
Luis Fonsi announced that during the tour he will offer a tour of all his successes “for everyone, my career and the people”, since he released his first album, “Comenzaré”, in 1998, to the present.
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