Karol G caught up with Billboard during Latin Music Week to chat about her new album Ocean, out today (May 3).
Karol has always been very honest with her fans, and Ocean reveals her personal secrets and experiences during the last two years.
“A year ago I was in Spain, in Tenerife, looking the ocean. I was thinking of the parallel between the ocean, the life and the music,” Karol G (born Carolina Giraldo Navarro) tells Billboard. “The ocean is everything. It’s calm, but brave — it’s life.”
So the Colombian singer set out to compare all of her feelings, and the way human beings act, with nature.
“I’ve been working on this project for more than a year,” Karol G continues. “I did put my soul and heart in the lyrics — they are based on my life.”
The Latin Grammy winning singer’s sophomore album includes 16 tracks that fuse all kind of sounds, and of course it addresses romantic feelings (Karol’s boyfriend is Anuel AA).
“He [Anuel] wrote a song for me in November, and I decided to record it. His father plays the guitar and it’s the song that explains the beginning of my relationship,” Karol says of the song “Dices Que Te Vas,” which depicts that first stage in a relationship, when you don’t know whether to follow your heart or let go.
The album also features collaborations with Damian Marley, J Balvin, Anuel AA, Simone & Simaria, Nicky Jam, Maluma, Yandel and Danay Suarez.
“Basically, when you listen to my album, you won’t hear Karol G. You’ll [hear] Carolina, the person,” Karol G says.
Listen to Ocean below.