For the past few years, Mauricio and Ricky Montaner stayed busy writing songs for other artists like Thalía, Miguel Bosé, Diego Boneta, Yuridia and Leslie Grace, to name a few -- until recently when they decided the songs they were composing would instead be for their upcoming album Arte on Sony Music.
The young duo, Mau y Ricky, sons of music icon Ricardo Montaner, have released the album's first single, "Voy Que Quemo," a song they decided best represents the music that is coming out in the LP, expected to release in July. "After writing so many songs, it just seemed natural to start recording an album," Ricky, 25, tells Billboard, speaking on behalf of the duo since Mau was on vocal rest. "We have 10 songs and an 11th that is an instrumental track. 'Voy Que Quemo' seemed like the best song to release first, and we're feeling super excited and nervous."