Argentine-Venezuelan singer-songwriter Ricardo Montaner released his twenty-fourth album on Friday, titled “Montaner” and created to remind “people how rich it is to dance pegao”, according to an interview with Efe.
“This album is made on purpose for the reunion of the couple, that people understand what it is to dance in a brick and that romanticism is something beautiful and that it is good to invite your partner to go dancing, or to put the high volume to dance in a corner or in any part of your house, indicates Montaner.
At 61 years old and with the experience of almost four decades on stage, Montaner does not believe in reinventions, but in the evolution of the artist.
In an interview at the restaurant he owns in Miami Beach, he assured that his musical style has been nourished “organically” with the sounds that are heard in his house, which is the meeting point of producers, composers and artists.
That was the atmosphere that he incorporated into the album, for which he broke with his tradition of producing and composing alone, or accompanied by a single collaborator.
“For the first time ‘I invited seven or eight producers and composers,” he said. “We all have in common the love for music and they helped me maintain the essence of my origin and I was able to dress the ballads with these atmospheres that make them more current”.
Among them were his sons Mau and Ricky, with whom he recorded the song “Una canción para el despecho”, co-produced with them, as well as the Puerto Rican Tainy, who has worked with Wisin y Yandel, Arcángel and Shakira.
Also his future son-in-law, the Colombian Camilo Echeverry, who was another of the producers.
Camilo had revealed to Efe that “working with his father-in-law was not easy” and Montaner explained that what happened was that “he was more frightened by his father-in-law than by the artist, he was afraid to suggest things at first until he gained confidence”.
On the contrary, with his two younger sons, Montaner says that they have practically worked together “since they were born”. In particular, he recalled that he produced his first two albums. “There is no problem or gap, with them working is very fluid”.
On the album, where the traditional ballads of Montaner are mixed, with the Cuban son in “The most beautiful of my life”, the R & B base in parts of “Te adoraré” and “Madrugada”, the reggaeton and certain jazz touches Contemporary and Afro-Caribbean percussion.
In “Montaner” there is also a collaboration with Farruko entitled “Vasito de agua”
The singer born in Argentina and raised in Venezuela has already released two singles of his new album.
“Do not hurt me” and “What are you going to do?” They have managed to sneak into the lists of the most listened to in Latin America, but the biggest stir was caused by the protagonists of their videos.
Colombian urban artist J Balvin and Argentine singer Lali perform in “What are you going to do?”, While Puerto Rican reggaeton Nicky Jam is the star of “Do not hurt me.”
His presence in the videos has surprised, because it is not about musical collaborations with them.
“Both are like family,” Montaner said. “It is not an exception or a rarity to go home or to coincide with them in the study.”
The idea of incorporating Balvin was born from a home video that saw the Colombian reggaeton dancing the theme. When he went on YouTube, Nicky Jam told him during a barbecue that he also wanted to make one.
The emotion of Montaner for his music disappears when the subject of Venezuela is touched, in particular the situation of Maracaibo, the city that reached the age of seven and considers hers.
“It is a reason for crying for me,” he acknowledged with sadness in his face.
“The truth is that it is painful, to start the Zulia is generator of all those riches that have been mismanaged, stolen, destroyed, as you want to call it and is who has paid the most broken dishes,” he said.
The state of Zulia concentrates the largest oil wealth in the South American country and has become the epicenter of the electricity, water and gasoline crisis.
“What more I would like one day to wake up and that all this calamity is over!” He concluded.