Ricky Martin’s Kids Help Pick Out Songs for His New EP
According to the ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca’ hitmaker, his 11-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo have lent their hands to choose the tracks for his new mini album ‘Pausa’.
- May 31, 2020
AceShowbiz – Ricky Martin tapped his husband and young kids to help him complete work on his new EP “Pausa” during lockdown.
Martin, 48, has been keeping busy amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as he put the finishing touches to his surprise new collection, out now, telling Entertainment Tonight, “When you really want to do something, nothing can stop you.”
While self-isolating, the hitmaker also shot a music video for the remix of his track “Tiburones”, taken from the EP, with the help of his husband, Jwan Yosef.
“I shot a video at home with my phone,” he revealed. “Is that scary or what? I think it worked out. (Our) director was in Miami and we were here doing everything we could, you know, obviously maintaining social distance.”
“But this is the new post-corona attitude. ‘What do we need to do? Let’s do it!’ And let’s do it right!”
Explaining how Yosef also helped him to take the perfect cover shot, the “She Bangs” star continued, “My husband took the picture of my new album cover. My assistant, who is quarantining with us, he all of a sudden became a set decorator and he’s an expert at lighting. We gotta reinvent ourselves, I guess!”
And the couple’s 11-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo, even assisted their dad in picking out which tunes made it onto the release.
“They’re picky and they love music. When I come home with something that they don’t like, they have no filters. They tell you,” he laughed, adding that when like something, they will also express their interest.
“Especially this new single… One of the twins, he heard it and then (he’s like), ‘Nice. Yeah. This I like,’ ” he added. “It’s pure, it’s honest, it’s real and they come up with ideas and I take them away. It’s good.”
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