As the world has been halted for the first time due to the ongoing pandemic crisis, the pop icon Ricky martin also felt paused and anxious.
Staying at his residence in L.A he was working with his charity organization to cater to protective essentials and foods to healthcare centers and people in Puerto Rico and more by keeping himself with the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis and has been hiding his anxieties from his loved ones.
In a zoom interview with Association Press, he said: “I had never suffered from anxiety, and I left home when I was 12 (to join boy-band Menudo). I have seen things, I have lived, but this is a new level, this is a new monster and to top it all, it is invisible.”
“I spent two weeks with a poker face so my family wouldn’t be affected, but finally I was able to raise my head and say ‘eh, something very good has to come out of this, get creative.’ And I started making music and it was my medicine, honestly, because I really felt like I was gasping for air,” he added.
The end was “Pausa” a new EP “with a lot of introspection” which was out on Thursday with four songs that bring in “romance and also sadness at times.” The album has been associated with Sting (who sings in Spanish) Carla Morrison, Diego El Cigala and Pedro Capo and also Residente and Bad Bunny, and Tiburones who worked in his earlier single “Cántalo.”
Further, it is just one part of the huge project that will come after “Play” and hence it is trended with hashtag #PausaPlay on the internet. First, they were planning to release a complete album that he was working for the past few months. But Ricky felt the tunes were not satisfying.
Speaking in this he said: “I said, ‘Sony, let’s divide the album in two. Let’s start now a little calmer and bring in the party afterward’.” “What I am presenting, these four songs, are little magical things that happened during the quarantine, like calling Sting, like talking to Carla Morrison.”
The tracks were recorded with singers in ‘London, Paris, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with sound engineer Enrique Larrea in New York.’