Dominican singer and musician Juan Luis Guerra released his latest album, Literal, on Friday, 31 May 2019.
Literal is an 11-track album that encapsulates Guerra’s signature tropical sound of sun-soaked, romantic melodies perfectly melded with his charming croon.
In an article published by Billboard Magazine on Wednesday, 22 May 2019, Guerra commented on Literal, stating: “I like each project to be new. I always like to add instruments that aren’t usually heard playing folkloric rhythms, like a baritone saxophone or violins in bachata, to give it a different sound. And of course, I want it to sound current.”
The album goes through series of ebbs and flows, some songs carnival-ready, while others ring sultry and passionate. I Love You More epitomize salsa rhythms with joyful saxophone and thundering percussive beats. The slow-burning, tender bachata ballads Corazón Enamorado and Me Preguntas immediately contrast this.
The album is available for purchase on iTunes.
Listen to Literal below.