INTERLUDE / REPORTE DEL TIEMPO (feat. Susan Soltero)
LE GUSTA QUE LA VEAN
YA NO ME MUERDO
LUNAY ON "LE GUSTA QUE LA VEAN"
“With ‘Soltera,’ everything changed,” Lunay tells Apple Music. Naturally, having a global smash with Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee features at the age of 18 would impact anyone’s career in a major way. But for the young reggaetonero from Corozal, Puerto Rico, this tremendous success was no fluke—this was his dream coming to fruition. “When I was a kid, it was always my vision to make hits, to go touring everywhere in the world,” he says. A year and a half after his debut album Épico, he remains as tenacious and determined as before, emerging from productive stints in various recording studios with a follow-up album that builds and expands upon that vision.
“El Niño is like another chapter,” Lunay says of the project. “The most important thing is that I had time to work on my music, to grow up, to live.” Indeed, he opted not to try and recreate the lightning-in-a-bottle moment of “Soltera” and instead push himself and the vibes forward, seeking fresh flows and sounds to add to his repertoire. Still, at 20, he retains a self-awareness of where he stands, something reflected in the album’s very title. “I'm a kid just having fun and doing what I love.” Read on as he discusses some of his personal favorites off El Niño.
“I'm a reggaetón artist, but I love trap. I get inspired by a lot of artists. I was with Chris Jedi and Gaby Music—those people are Martians, like really Martians. They catch something and they are going to put it in a song. So we were going to the studio in New York to finish the track, and when I got to the studio next day, I hear that Jerry Rivera sample. And I was like, yo, super duro!”
“TODO O NADA”
“I just had to call my friend Anitta to jump on this song, to break the world. She's a triple threat. She's a superstar. I like her music, she respects and likes my music. And with everything on social media that’s happening with us, we have to give the people what the people want.”
“Chencho is more than a legend in Puerto Rico and in the reggaetón industry. I respect him so much. So we collaborated on ‘La Cama (Remix)’ but there was one song that never came out. Every song on the tracklist has a wavy vibe; they go from one song to another. And that song was perfect, the melody was perfect with the tracklist. The song talks about a girl that has possession of you, of your thinking.”
“That's culture, that's reggaetón. I come from Puerto Rico, so I have to give Puerto Rico what it wants. So these are the projects that I enjoy with all my heart. Not too many people have heard me on that flow. We created that from scratch. That comes from my feeling of my heart. So I hope everybody enjoys it.”
“It has a subliminal context message, because it's ‘to be continued.’ We don't know if there’s a remix or something planned. But, as we say in Spanish, te bese—it’s like, I kiss you. So it talks about that, a story of when you are in love with some person and you kiss in Ocean Park, in Puerto Rico. A lot of couples go to Ocean Park to have fun. So I get inspired really in Puerto Rico and with some things that happen to me in real life.”
“LE GUSTA QUE LA VEAN”
“It's about a powerful woman. She likes that everybody loves her stories. And for me, she passed me the photos that she can’t post. She passed me everything. And it's a cool concept because it happens in real life. So for me, it's very special.”
“I like the style of Foreign Teck very much. As a producer, he is crazy, a great talent. I’d never worked with him and I was in Miami working on the album. I was with Elena Rose too. And we did that song from zero, from scratch, with a new beat by Foreign.”