Christian Nodal Reveals He's 'Talking' to Selena Gomez About a Collab During Live Q&A

In the midst of a global pandemic, Christian Nodal decided to release the first half of his third studio album. “Music changes my chip,” he tells Billboard during a recent Instagram Live Q&A. “When I’m listening to music, my emotions change and that’s why I wanted to release part of the album.”

In the seven-track EP called AyAyAy!, released May 29 via Fonovisa, Nodal did not shy away from experimental fusions, dropping a norteño-tropical hybrid (“No Es Justo Por El”), a mariachi-tinged country song (“Se Me Olvido”), and even his own version of the ‘50s classic doo-wop “Tonight I Fell in Love” by The Tokens in “Anoche Me Enamore.”

“I’m taking advantage because I’m young, I’m 21, and because I love music in general,” he says. “With this album, I want to take Regional Mexican to the next level and that’s why I included cumbia, ‘70s rock, salsa, vallenatos, and more.”

AyAyAy! is the first part of Nodal’s upcoming full-length third studio album. “In September I’m releasing the second half. That album is 100 times better because it has all of my favorite songs,” he assures.

During the Live Q&A, Nodal reacted to Banda MS and Snoop Dogg’s recent Spanglish collaboration “Que Maldición,” saying it’s in his future plans to do something similar. “At some point, I hope to do something with Chris Brown, Post Malone. We are actually talking with Selena Gomez for something in Spanish,” he fesses. “Drake Bell also wrote to me on Instagram. It was so cool because I remembered all of my childhood.”

Nodal also shared the best life lesson quarantine has taught him. “I was three months in my house. I was able to seek my peace, calm my mind, plan my new album, new videos. The promotion was the best part because I was at my home in my pajamas. I started boxing, I went on a diet. I even tattooed myself,” he laughs, showing his nearly 2,000 connected fans his new ink: the word “pedas” with a set of emojis in honor of his hangouts with family and friends.

While talking about tattoos, the “Adios Amor” singer said he and his best friend and personal tattoo artist will soon open a tattoo parlor in Los Angeles.

As for how he plans to celebrate the release of his EP? Nodal says he’s planning a zoom party to invite his fans for virtual drinks and an album listening session.

Watch the entire interview in the video above.

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