SAN JUAN – Singer Ricky Martin released a new single and video, “Tiburones” (Sharks), on all digital platforms this Thursday, according to the artist’s statement.
“How happy I am that everyone can finally listen to this beautiful and necessary song at this time,” he said on his Instagram account.
“Tiburones” is a song with a message of love, union, and especially acceptance, the statement said. It composed by Pablo Preciado and Oscar Hernandez under the production of Julio Reyes Copello.
For the “Tiburones” video, Ricky Martin worked with Puerto Rican director Kacho Lopez, who illustrated a social view of current situations worldwide that are derived from separation, hatred and misunderstanding.
Filmed in December, the video represents an appeal for people to unite, and shows Martin walking in front of an armored car while police in riot control equipment face what seems to be a citizen’s protest.
“What I wanted with the video was to capture a very universal story, and that’s why I wanted to film it in Puerto Rico. Both the song and the video embody all the emotions, energy and feel, which are emblematic of when we come together as people,” Martin said of his new work as cited by American music website, Billboard.
“Tiburones” will be part of Martin’s new studio album, which is scheduled for release this year, although the exact date is not yet known.
The multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy award-winner is currently finalizing the details of his new world tour, “Movimiento,” which will kick off on Feb. 7.
Martin will offer on this tour part of his collection, combining his greatest hits with some of the songs from his new album, including “Cantalo” and “Tiburones.”
The show will feature a high-tech set designed by Jaime King, who directed the Livin’ La Vida Loca Tour (1999) and Black and White Tour (2007), among others.
Aside from his music, the singer has also been among artists that have taken the social media in recent days to demand the resignation of the resignation of Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez over her management of the island’s earthquake crisis.