This Thursday, March 2, the Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes, premiered his new single “Gris”, a melancholic and introspective examination of the difficulties faced by a long-standing marriage due to the Covid-19 quarantine and that leads the couple to go through a period of gray emotions.
Briefly described by Juanes as a “very personal and cathartic” song, “Gris” is the second show in a four-year period in which the renowned artist dedicated himself to creating original material, after the publication of his tribute album and his world tour “Origen”, with which he won Grammy and Latin Grammy awards.
This new creative cycle, which began with the first single “Amores Prohibidos” –which has already been praised by critics and has been at the top of the Monitor Latino General Radio Airplay chart for several weeks in Mexico– combines a general return to the electric guitar with a deep dive into the artist’s acclaimed songwriting passion, which during the pandemic he turned his attention inward to re-examine life, love, family, and more of his own emotional complexities and imagination.
Both Juanes and his producer and close collaborator Sebastian Krys, (also a multiple Grammy Award winner) feel that this period of writing and recording represents another new pinnacle. creative for the Colombian artist and they are ready to present their new album to the public very soon.
In line with his continued support for Grammy and Recording Academy events, Juanes recently performed (alongside Elvis Costello) at the annual Clive Davis Gala. leading up to the awards ceremony, where he also spoke briefly with Billboard on the red carpet about “Grey.”
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