After winning 27 Grammys and a Latin Grammy, and at age 50, singer Juanes returns to the music scene, deepening his adult concerns and deepening the prospect of love, whether for his wife, actress Karen Martinez, his family, his community. Or for his country, Colombia.
The artist, who has always characterized the protection of the Spanish language in his music, released the studio album “Everyday Life”, available in digital format, CD and vinyl, marking his return to “More future than past” (2019) .
In this creative cycle, Juanes combines his rock and electric guitar roots with the songwriting skills he’s used during the Covid-19 pandemic to take an introspective and more mature look at life. Laureates about his vision for the upcoming singles suggest the album will be one of the highlights of the year.
“I think this is my best album as a musician, composer and artist. All my previous experiments are of course valid, but stepping out of the comfort zone and feeling uncomfortable can be a transformative experience,” said the singer, who presented the video for the song “Cecilia” in collaboration with Dominican Juan Luis Guerra. who dedicated it to his wife.
It is worth noting that a few years ago Juanes revealed a scandal when he admitted to cheating on Karen Cecilia Martinez, now 43 years old and the mother of his children: Luna (19), Paloma (17) and Dante (13). Fortunately, this episode has been overcome and today the family becomes the center of the artist and his new part.
I wrote “Cecilia” as a response to another song on the album called “Grease” which was about the dark side of the situation between me and my wife, and “Cecilia” is about reconciliation. It’s a song that talks about looking into each other’s eyes and acknowledging each other as a couple, overcoming our differences and continuing to dance together,” Juanes said.
“I’m honored to have Juan Luis Guerra on the song and I’m proud of this incredible musical moment. It’s a celebration of my love for Cecilia, my family, working with Juan Luis and my love for Caribbean music,” said the translator, who was also remembered for romantic hits like “A Dios le pido,” “It’s For You” and “For Your Love.”
And so, in the style of Camilo and Eva Luna, Juanes delivered the video for “Cecilia,” starring Karen and her daughters on vacation in Colombia’s Caribbean, ending with a personal serenade by Juan Luis Guerra via Facetime. The appearance of Juanes and his younger son Dante to complete the family portrait.