“The pandemic was a totally different challenge that required each of us to finish the album from our individual homes,” the band’s Pablo Mejía tells Billboard. “We each recorded voices and guitars separately in our own home studios, and would send everything over to Dim (David Escobar).”
“The most challenging aspect of the entire album process was choosing which songs would make it on the album from so many good ones,” Lorduy continues. “We enjoyed the process, learning every day in each session from the different producers and composers, but the main challenge was to make sure that each song sounded different.”
The set was preceded by three songs on Latin Pop Airplay: “Una Vida Para Recordar,” with Myke Towers (No. 15 peak, Sept. 2019); “Querida,” with Feid (No. 12 high, Aug. 2020); and “Más De La Una,” with Maluma, which peaks at No. 6 on the current chart. The latter is Piso 21’s highest charting title on any Billboard Latin airplay chart since “Déjala Que Vuelva,” with Manuel Turizo, in March 2018 (No. 6 high).
“The truth is that we make music for the public and it fills us with joy and it’s exciting to know that the music is connecting and is making numbers and is reaching people,” Mejía adds. “We are very grateful for what we have, and we are very happy with the fact that our dreams are being fulfilled, it is a huge blessing.”
The 16-track effort includes a varicolored set of collaborators, from Maluma, Black Eyed Peas and Christian Nodal, to Myke Towers, De La Ghetto, Zion & Lennox, Lalo Ebratt, and more.
"'El Amor En Los Tiempos Del Perreo' is the song that defines Piso 21 at the moment,” Pablo comments. “It is the middle point between the perreo tracks and the romantic tracks. Regarding the collaborations, we admire all of them, they are artists that we respect and it’s an honor to have them in our album.”