Songwriter/producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Nicki Minaj) is back with a new song—his own debut as an artist. “Don’t You Need Somebody,” teams the Grammy Award winner with Iglesias, R. City, Serayah and Shaggy. The spirited pop track was released globally on May 20.
“This is something I’ve always done,” says RedOne, who is signed to Warner Bros. and started out as a vocalist and guitarist with various rock bands in Sweden. “But I wasn’t ready to do it before; I was still exploring as a music producer. Now I feel this is the right song, very rhythmic and uplifting. It shows who I am.”
RedOne is back in Los Angeles after a three-year sojourn in Spain. During that time, he produced several hit singles in Europe including “Boys Will Be Boys” by Paulina Rubio. Mark Anthony also scored a Latin hit with “Vivir Mi Vida,” his salsa version of RedOne’s “C’est La Vie” which the producer originally created for singer Cheb Khaled in France.