Justin Bieber was the special sauce that made Despacito a massive hit –Luis Fonsi
ni Luis Fonsi kay Justin Bieber ang full credit sa pagsikat ng awitin niyang
Despacito na naging biggest crossover Latino megahit nitong nakaraang taon.
Kumbinsido ang Puerto Rican superstar na hindi sisikat nang husto ang awitin kung hindi dahil sa interes kay Justin at sa pagpayag niyang umawit sa wikang Spanish.
“When the song was released, the instant feedback from the world was incredible and, four months in, Justin Bieber calls and expresses his interest,” sabi ni Luis sa Billboard. “What he brought was just a different layer, a different angle, his smooth vocals.
“I sing it coming from my Latin background and he sings it more coming from his CanadianAmerican style. It’s really nice to have that different point of view and it was great to have him and his special sauce.
“He added a new verse, but, at the end of the day, the song is pretty much the same. Having him sing half of the chorus in Spanish really opened up a lot of doors, because here is this household name singing in Spanish for that ( English- speaking) audience that normally doesn’t really
speak speak the language. I think they really appreciated that. It was like telling them, ‘Hey, if he is singing in Spanish, you can sing in Spanish, as well, even though you don’t know the language’.
“It’s OK now to listen to songs that are in a different language, and that, to me, is a different picture. That, to me, is the biggest thing that Justin Bieber brought to the table... He is an incredible and talented performer and vocalist. Him being there opened up a lot of doors for us and for Latin music.”
Inamin ni Luis na dahil sa kanta ay naging magkaibigan sila ni Justin, at madalas nilang pag-usapan ang tagumpay ng awitin.
“We are still in contact,” aniya. “Every time something happens with the song, we get in contact.
“This has been a huge song for his (Bieber’s) career, one of the biggest, and it’s ironic that it’s in Spanish. It is important imp for him, for u us, and there the is definitely defin a friendship. frien I hope hop one day we can work together tog again, ag maybe ma even ev perform per Despacito Des together.” toge