Re­dOne re­leases new sin­gle

The Standard Journal - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Si­gal Rat­ner-Arias As­so­ci­ated Press

NEW YORK — Grammy- win­ning pro­ducer Re­dOne says that what the world needs now is pos­i­tive mu­sic, and he’s teamed up with Latin su­per­star Daddy Yan­kee to de­liver it.

Re­dOne on Fri­day re­leased “Boom Boom,” a new sin­gle fea­tur­ing French Mon­tana, Fifth Har­mony’s Di­nah Jane and Daddy Yan­kee, whom he cred­its with tak­ing it to the next level.

“I had the song first, I had French Mon­tana in it, I had Di­nah Jane in it, and ... I felt the song was al­most there but needed that ex­tra thing,” Re­dOne said in an in­ter­view with The As­so­ci­ated Press.

“Af­ter think­ing about Daddy Yan­kee I was like, ‘ I’m go­ing to try to get Daddy Yan­kee no mat­ter what, I don’t care how but I will do it’. ... Thank God it hap­pened. He loved the idea, he loved the song. We went in the stu­dio and the chem­istry be­tween me and him was so on point. ... I was blown away. We just con­nected as we al­ways knew each other.”

Re­dOne, who has pro­duced Lady Gaga and Nicki Mi­naj, calls the song “an ex­plo­sion of pos­i­tive en­ergy the world needs at this time.” He wrote and pro­duced it, and also sings on the track, which sam­ples “Lady ( Hear Me Tonight)” by French house duo Modjo.

A video, filmed in Los An­ge­les, var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Morocco and dif­fer­ent parts of the Sa­ha­ran Desert, had more than 8 mil­lion views.

To Daddy Yan­kee, the best part of work­ing with Re­dOne was their in­stant chem­istry. “It seemed like we had worked to­gether for­ever. The en­ergy was gen­uine and I knew I had a new ally and friend in mu­sic,” the Puerto Ri­can star of Reg­gae­ton told the As­so­ci­ated Press in an email.

Asked about the run­away suc­cess this year of the hit “Des­pac­ito,” he said it is “a per­fect ex­am­ple that the world needs that kind of songs.”

“Now more than ever the world needs pos­i­tive mu­sic and a pos­i­tive feel,” he said. “Latin mu­sic is an amaz­ing thing. The world is re­act­ing be­cause the world needs Latin mu­sic. It is a feel-good mu­sic.”

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