The quartet recorded in the country with its style of songs for their next album, with some guests
(Photo: TANYA GUERRERO EL UNIVERSAL)
Songs that are nontraditional for Il Divo and some guests will be performed by the group on their next album, part of which is being recorded in Mexico.
“It’s an album that will try to launch soon, with some guests. All are curious, but we can’t talk much about it because we have not finished. There are Mexican songs that are not traditional songs for Il Divo and there are many forms of recording. Il Divo is keen, each has different colors, arrangements, vocals, each of the four of us has many ways to sing one song and that is what will show, “says David.
The quartet of Urs, Sebastian, Charles and David will also offer a series of concerts in the country (yesterday Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puebla and Mexico City on 7 and 8) as part of his tour Il Divo & Orchestra.
“It will be a show with 30 musicians, which this show is trying to be closer to the public, will always be old sogns, as well as the last album, Wicked Game, for nearly two hours, with video screens, very Il Divo style and orchestra, “says Carlos.
After almost nine years, says Sebastian, the performers of “Unbreak My Heart (Regresa a Mi)” have learned to agree and make decisions without damaging their four egos.
“Most of the time, every decision we make is the result of an agreement, discuss it, after we know almost six discs, what we like and what not, we also have the experience.”
And the experience also taught them wrong, to know and be surprised every time they enter the recording studio, explains Urs.
“It always happens when you’re recording, do not know what will work and what not, sometimes you get surprises.You go to the studio and everyone says: the song is not adequate, this arrangement is not ideal, maybe it does and sometimes you go to the studio and the atmosphere is provided. We happened to the previous album, The Promise, with ‘Adagio’, I said: I hate that, it will not work, today I think is one of the best things we’ve done, “says Swiss-born singer, who was surprised by a Mexican dish that was offered in the UK.
“I served grasshoppers, I said it was a Mexican specialty and said, ‘I’m sorry, I can not’, I feel that the insects are looking at me,” he laughs.
The singers, who once did solo projects, ensure that there is no problem handling the subject of fame.
“As we are very normal and four feet on the ground, we know that is part of the music business, but fame is like a wheel (Ferris wheel), it can go low. We are aware of that. And if a person when fame comes thought, it’s silly, it’s a job like anyones, “says Carlos, of Spanish origin.
Sebastian (from France) adds, the fans respect the boundaries, helping to take your career go smoothly.
“Sometimes it happens (when they invade spaces), but fans know the life of each of us and are respectful of our privacy, we handle it perfectly,” says Sebastian, who already tested the mezcal in this visit to the country.
After passing through Mexico, the group that made the crossover from opera to pop continue to tour the United States and Canada, and then travel to Eastern Europe, to countries where they were singing before.
Original article in Spanish by EL Universal - Explora Il Divo en México