The Puerto Rican urban singer Rauw Alejandro presented this Friday his new and third album, “Saturno”, which the interpreter himself explained that “it is a collection” of the sounds that formed him as an artist.
“For me, this album is a collection of the sounds that shaped me. From the beginnings of hip-hop to freestyle and, of course, reggaeton. These are the elements that make me who I am,” Rauw Alejandro said in a press release.
“I wanted to take my fans on a journey through my mind, my emotions, the sounds that influenced me. This album tells a story from beginning to end”, added Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz, the 29-year-old artist’s first name.
The album “Saturno” has 18 songs, and includes collaborations with veteran reggaeton artist Baby Rasta on the song “Punto 40”, “Dejau'” with DJ Playero -one of the pioneers of the urban movement-, “Cazadores” with Arcángel, “Lokera” with Lyanno and Brray, “Ron Cola” with Súbelo NEO and “Gatas” with Chris Palace.
The album’s intro, titled “Saturno”, includes sounds that blend with tributes to hip-hop pioneers, in a return to block parties in the Bronx, New York. The album, in turn, debuted at number 1 in the iTunes Latin Top Albums category.
Rauw Alejandro, who is also nicknamed “El Zorro” on his songs, took a more active role in the production by being a co-producer on all 18 tracks on the album.
In addition, the name of the album has a deep meaning for him, because according to what he said in the statement, when he was little, his mother often told him “that he was from another planet.”
“I believed my mom, because I knew that I was destined for something out of this world. That’s why I named the album ‘Saturno’”, indicated Rauw Alejandro about this third own production, after “Afrodisiaco” and “Viceversa”.
Now, it is expected that with “Saturno”, Rauw Alejandro will soon begin an upcoming world tour.
Photo Credit: Getty Images