Madrid – After an extremely fraught year in her personal life with the death of her father, the birth of her son and other problems unrelated to her music, Mexican singer Paulina Rubio is working her way through the setbacks and has just finished a disc "with a lot of energy" produced by RedOne that is "all about rhythm."
"My career has been through a lot. Undoubtedly, the most beautiful thing arrived this year and the most precious has physically departed. The rest is all part of life and the job. We're in the industry and despite everything we're moving on," the Mexican artist, whose 10th studio disc goes on sale Nov. 14, said in an interview with Efe.
With her new album Rubio seeks, "at a time when the economy and everything else seems gloomy, that we all adopt a positive attitude of change, of faith that everything will get better, instead of allowing ourselves to sink into the darkness."
The new work, which follows the 2009 disc "Gran City Pop," also signifies her return to the American market, with 70 percent of the numbers in Spanish and 30 percent in English.
"I grew up in Mexico, but I've always been between the United States and my country. This is all done with a wink and a nod to 'Spanglish' culture, which continues to grow and has a foot in both worlds," the singer said.
The video of "Me Gustas Tanto" (I Like You So Much) goes into production this week as a promotional single keynoting the "eclectic" theme of the album, which has some ranchera and some "rumbita" numbers, but which is "all about rhythm...for dancing, for doing exercises, for sweating and just enjoying."
RedOne, producer of international hits like Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias, is producing most of the 10 tracks on the standard edition, with some arrangements "between techno and rock band instruments like bass, drums and acoustic guitar."