El Fantasma Talks Latin Grammy Nomination & New Album 'Dolor y Amor': Exclusive Interview


El Fantasma is a part of the brand new wave of Mexillennials that it is best to actually hold in your radar.

With lower than 5 years within the music biz, the Regional Mexican singer has already caught the eye of the Latin Recording Academy. So a lot so, that his album “En El Camino” nabbed El Fantasma y Su Equipo Armado, their first-ever Latin Grammy nomination for greatest banda album.

But it doesn’t cease there for the 28-year-old singer, as he simply dropped his new album Dolor y Amor with recent romantic songs and gritty narcocorridos.

Billboard caught up with El Fantasma, whose actual identify is Alexander Garcia, to speak all issues Latin Grammys and his new album. Check out the Q&A under.

A brand new album and a Latin Grammy nomination — 2018 has been a terrific yr in your profession. Take us again to the day you discovered out you have been a Latin Grammy nominee.

We have been about to do an interview once they advised me in regards to the nomination. It’s one thing very thrilling and stunning in my profession as a result of we’ve solely been round for 2 years and a half. This is a blessing. There are so many individuals attempting to get a Grammy or nomination, and to be right here in such a brief time period is a blessing. Whether we win or lose, we’re already winners with this nomination. It’s lovely.

Talk to us about your new album Dolor y Amor. What makes it stand out out of your earlier albums?

I’ve a variety of religion on this album, simply as I did in my different albums. Thank God that folks have responded very properly. I’ve recorded all of my albums reside. I’ve by no means stepped foot in a studio, apart from the primary album after we have been kicking off the challenge, however after that, I’ve recorded my albums with a reside band. Dolor y Amor comes robust with songs and corridos.

I think about that you just’re hooked up to your entire album however are you able to identify me three songs which have probably the most that means for you?

‘Dolor y Amor,’ I actually just like the track and I do know that many individuals can relate to it. It’s a few couple who has issues and in each relationship there are issues. "Una Vida Corta," it’s a track about an individual who likes to have enjoyable, go to events, likes working, and being profitable. It’s a track about dwelling your life to the fullest since you by no means know when it’s your final. And, ‘Ignacio Lopez,’ the track is about an individual who didn’t have a dad and lived a tricky life however because of the help of their mom, they have been in a position to reach life. Those three songs influence me probably the most on this album.

For those that are simply discovering your music, why is your inventive identify El Fantasma?

It’s a nickname that was given to me by my household. I’m the whitest particular person in my household and they might all name me El Fantasma (the ghost). It simply caught with me, and I do know it catches folks’s consideration.

What would you like folks to learn about your new album Dolor y Amor?

It’s certainly one of my greatest albums but. There are songs for everybody… for adults, kids, ladies, and males. I like to recommend this album to everybody and hopefully, folks prefer it. I’ve a variety of religion on this album as a result of I gave it my 100 %.