He’s got that “Double Vision” for you.
Prince Royce explains his album has a little bit of every influence.
One day ahead of Prince Royce’s first English-language album release, Double Vision, is the song’s album title track.
“It’s been kind of a long creative process, and I think now is kind of when it feels right,” Royce tells Billboard. “It was something that was always kind of brewing inside me. ‘Man, I wish one day I could do an album in English and kind of show this other side of me.’ I think back then maybe I wouldn’t have been ready. I think that now, as far as the creative, the sound, I’m much more solid in my head as far as what direction I want to go. and I got the opportunity with the record label and the team to kind of go for it. So that’s what we’re doing now, and we’ll see what happens.”
The latest bopper from Royce is a familiar range for the 26-year-old.
“The reason I called the album Double Vision is because it’s an album that comes from two different perspectives,” Royce explains. “All my life I saw in double vision — in English in school with my friends and at house parties, and then in Spanish at home and when I went on vacation with my family. So I kind of lived this dual vision — Latin music, English music. And I think that’s what this album represents. It’s everything I grew up listening to; we got urban, we got pop, we got ballads, we got Latin-influenced type of rhythms. It’s something that’s not forced, which is what I love the most. It’s not like the label told me, ‘You need to learn English.’ It was completely organic and natural.”
Though Royce is enjoying the success from his English album, which features collaborations from Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, Snoop Dogg and Kid Ink, he won’t forget where he came from.
“It’s not impossible, but I think it’s unfair sometimes when you see an album that has five songs in English, five songs in Spanish,” Royce says. “I think that I prefer to do separate albums for each. Definitely my intention is never to leave Latin music; I have a core audience there. But this English album is something brand new, like getting a new toy for Christmas. I’m getting the same feeling I got when I released my very first album, so I’m kinda just looking forward to having fun and doing both from here on out.”