Despite the reality of the music industry due to the pandemic, the multi-award winning Dominican singer-songwriter Juan Luis Guerra he continues unstoppable and is currently promoting Privé, confident « that the best is yet to come. »
Privé, which came out on December 25, is Juan Luis Guerra’s first musical release after his studio album «Literal», awarded with the Latin Grammy in 2019, and includes new versions of the well-known Ojalá que llueva café, Las Avispas and To ask for his hand, as well as the unpublished Pambiche de Novia and Where your kisses are born, two « extremely romantic » songs, the singer explained to Efe.
It is « a very intimate and very private album », in which « we dared to do things that we had not done and in a smaller format », said the interpreter in a telephone interview on the occasion of the publication of his new record work.
« We leave the musical context that we normally do, here we show a different part » since « our band is quite large (…) and here we reduced it a bit and did something more private, more intimate », declared Guerra, one of the top benchmarks of merengue and bachata worldwide.
Juan Luis Guerra, who has published more than ten albums throughout his successful career, including blowing, moving and carrying and « the more I think about it … you », does not rule out making a second version of Privé.
And, he confessed, he has not stopped working in the midst of the confinement caused by the coronavirus, a time that he has also dedicated « to meditating on the word of God. »
« I have the happiness of having the studio here (in Santo Domingo), when I want to record I can record, I have my musicians here, we are going to continue recording, » he said.
The famous interpreter is aware that because of the pandemic « music has had a decline » since they have not « been able to do concerts formally » as they did.
«We have had to change the forms. There are already virtual concerts « , but » that will be solved « pointed out the singer, who estimates that, probably, by the end of 2021 some face-to-face activities can be scheduled.
In any case, he pointed out, « you have to find a way to continue making music, and the networks have helped a lot. »
« Music is an art to cheer hearts, to transmit messages » and Juan Luis Guerra will continue « to give it the place it deserves », hoping that « things will improve » because « the best is yet to come. »
Guerra’s previous album was Literal (2019) that included hits such as Kitipun, Corazón enamorado, I love you more and Lamp for my feet.
In addition to the launch of Privé, the artist was involved in 2020 in promoting tourism in his country, for which he starred in two videos.
“I am happy that we are showing this beautiful island again. I will always give my support ”to the Dominican Republic, said Guerra, who throughout his career has won numerous awards and has collaborated with artists such as the Spanish Enrique Iglesias and Alejandro Sanz, the artists of Puerto Rican origin Marc Anthony and Ricky Martin and the American Tony Bennett.
The audiovisuals, in Spanish and English, are part of the strategy of the Caribbean nation aimed at gradually recovering the most important sector of its economy, collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
« Actions like those carried out by Juan Luis today, invite us to dream of a better tomorrow, which will only be possible if we build it all together, » said the Dominican President, Luis Abinader, on November 24, after distinguishing the award-winning singer-songwriter as ambassador honorific of the Dominican Republic Country Brand. (AND)