UPDATE: The "Vente Pa'ca" music video features Ricky Martin, Maluma and a bunch of hard bodied men and women basking in the sun. Watch:
Ricky Martin is working on a new album with help from Colombian singer Maluma.
Martin snuck away from performing his One World Tour to record new music with Maluma. The pair shared a snap together teasing their new song "Vente Pa'ca," which is rumored to appear on Martin's twelfth studio album, a followup to 2015's A Quien Quiera Escuchar.
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Martin lit up when talking about creating new music.
"To be able to talk about my culture through music, with the rhythms that I use, with the instrumentation that I use, to be able to create fusion between Latin and Anglo and African sounds, to go to continents like Asia, and to go to countries like Japan, Korea, even China, and perform, and to see people reacting to these ethnic sounds I tend to work with — and to see people enjoying them as if they grew up listening to these ethnic sounds — is something that really moves me, really inspires me," Martin said in a new interview with Metro Weekly. "To see how boundaries are broken, and how beautiful it is to unite cultures through music — it’s something that you can’t explain, really. To see people in China, singing to songs in English and in Spanish, is incredibly special. That’s what keeps me here."
He added: "Ten years ago, I said, 'I think I’m going to retire. I’ve done everything I wanted. I am in a comfortable position for me to say goodbye.' But I didn’t. Because the reaction of the audience through social media is, like, “When are we going to see you in concert?” And then there’s my need to be on stage and perform. It’s my playground. It’s where I become a child again."