Quevedo has become an idol of the masses. The Canarian singer, only 20 years old, is quite a beauty speaker in their place of origin, as well as internationally, since their Collaboration with Bizarre This has led to him being number 1 on the most listened to hit lists.
The young man just released his latest single G spotfollowed by other topics such as lake view, lambskin O Now and always and collaborations with artists like Mora or Duki. That’s why Mahou counted on him for his campaign Madrid bundles us, Madrid finds us.
What will we be able to see you in? Madrid bundles us, Madrid finds us?It was an event where I came to Madrid to spend a day with colleagues, drinking beer and having fun.
You will share the experience with Lola Indigo and Recycled J. Could this project be the start of a collaboration with you?I knew both of them from before, they are colleagues. I think that sooner or later the cooperation could be perfect with both of them. I like her very much as an artist.
Bizarrap’s 52nd session managed to reach the top of the charts, being one of the songs of the summer and making it internationally known. How did this collaboration come about?
when it came out Night fell, Bizarrap commented on the issue two days later. At that time Duki spoke to me and I already thought that something was being commented on. I was on a trip to Argentina to record a video clip with Duki and Bizarrap just sent me a message saying “they told me you came let’s go to the studio”.
How did you feel when you saw the song keep growing in terms of the number of reproductions?Many things. Joy and happiness, but also overwhelm and stress, a bit of everything. It was really very crazy. But mostly I keep the positive.
What lessons do you draw from him?
What I take away from this project is that music is very stressful, but also very nice, that it has cool things and that it’s worth it.
How do you think the Quevedo of yesteryear differs from working with the Quevedo of today?Well I guess there’s no difference, I always do the same kind of music. It is true that I now have more visits and the subject has given me a lot of ownership. As a person who is also the same, I think that nothing has changed, maybe he leads a bit hectic life because of the work he has been doing, but basically everything is still the same.
What projects or job offers did you come up with after working together?
Other great collaborations, like the one I recently released with Mora and others to come, are the result of the fact that they’ve garnered attention through the session with Bizarrap.
What made you get into the world of music?i really like him freestyle and when he was about fourteen he became known as a very large movement both here and in Argentina. I started to improvise a lot and from there I also started to write. It was horrible at first, but over time I focused more and more until I realized that I wanted to make a living from music.
What can you say about what makes Quevedo stand out and what makes him different from other artists?
All artists are different. Everyone has their touch, their way of writing, their voice and their way of interpreting. I don’t think I’m different from everything, but ultimately every artist has their aura, their world, their lyrics and their style. Mine is this and it differs from the others, just as the others differ from the others.
Would you continue studying ADE if your musical project hadn’t gone well?no I left the race before it was going well for me. Also, after I quit, I was working on the play and that’s when it all started to happen. I stopped to focus on the music but also because I didn’t like it. There came a time when I was very unmotivated about everything and I think if it hadn’t been for the music I would have ended up doing something else.
What are your references in the industry?My reference is Myke Towers. It’s my favorite and I’ve been listening to it forever. He is the person who excites me the most and drives me the most crazy when I listen to his music.
In Spain he became known for his participation in Night fell, where other Canarian artists like Cruz Cafuné or Bejo sing. How is the union between artists of the same origin?We come from the same islands, we know the lifestyle that is lived there and we get along very well because at the end of the day we are also young people who have the same passion. Usually, people who are friends have things in common and are related to something because they are the same thing. They shook our hands from the start and we’re all music geeks. It’s impossible not to get along.
How does it feel to be one of the leaders of the current generation of Canarian artists?Very happy really. There has always been a lot of talent in the Canary Islands and it’s very difficult to do great things because there aren’t a lot of resources. But the truth is I’m very happy with what’s happening there in general. It can be seen that there is a big movement and I think little by little it will continue to grow and become something relevant.
How would you describe Canarian music?I think it’s starting and there’s still time for something really big, in the sense that it’s like an industry only in the Canary Islands. But I think it will eventually be over. We also have a lot of Latin American influence. There are a lot of Latinos on the islands, just like on the mainland, but I think reggaeton came into vogue here much earlier. There is a different vibe this far from the peninsular islands and I think that influenced us to make urban music that sounds Latin.
What do Canarian music have in common with reggaeton?The lifestyles are similar. Just the fact of living on an island, for example Puerto Rico, where there is a lot of beach, parties and heat are conditional factors for them being similar genres. The fact of being far from the peninsula and having a kind of music arriving on the island like it did when reggaeton came up made it feel like what was happening musically were two different places. Although at the moment I think the islands and peninsula are on par.
He has recorded with international artists such as Mora, Duki and Ed Sheeran. How did this cooperation come about?
Ed Sheeran’s was the least organic of the three. It was caused by record companies but I’m proud to have a song with him. Mora’s and Duki’s showed up, talked to each other and said “I like what you’re doing”, “Me too. Come on, let’s do something together.’
With that claim to fame, Quevedo may now be able to dream much bigger. What is Quevedo dreaming of now?With serenity (laughs) not leaving the island much, getting out the album and disappearing a bit to live a quiet life without having to worry about many things.
How did you manage to have so much impact and influence in your everyday life?In the end, you have to know how to wear it. There are days of stress, anxiety, insomnia, but other days when you’re like, “Wow, everything you ever dreamed of happened.” It’s like everything, with its good and bad parts.
Do you think social media is a good tool to grow as an artist?
Yes, without social networks I would not have achieved anything. It was much more difficult before. Ultimately we live in a much simpler era of music without any artist being devalued today, not even me, but it’s true that right now you don’t have to go if you want to sound like Latin in America, for example. You upload a video to the social network and suddenly the algorithm is suspicious.
What is your advice for those entering the world of music?I’m still new but as advice I would advise people to stay true to themselves, not change and not get carried away by the current of music in that moment, but do what you want, try things and to keep trying to do your best and improve without settling down or getting frustrated when something isn’t working. The music changes every day and the songs are born and die in two weeks.
And what advice did they give you to grow and develop as such?none. I think that from the very beginning I pushed my way through bit by bit. As ‘El Cholo’ would say, game after game, well I was theme after theme. I never imagined “I have to upload these five songs”. In the Canary Islands I have many friends, like La Pantera or Juseph, artists from the island, with whom I always share things, we draw conclusions and they tell me their opinion. But I’ve also never had help from anyone who gave me their arm. It’s true that Cruz Cafuné, Bejo and Abhir helped me when we released the remix, but still we had to make some noise for it, which is much appreciated.
His summer was full of performances at various festivals in Spain. What was the weirdest thing that happened to you during your time in them?
Nothing crazy happened to me, but I have fond memories of Arenal Sound. I think it was my first show and I was like “what’s up” I had left the session two or three weeks ago and also released No signal and it was as if everything had suddenly changed in a month. It was very strange, but really very beautiful.
lake view It’s the second preview of his first album and he recently released his latest single. G spot. Do you already have a release date for the album and the tour project?
Yes, there is little left, but I cannot say more details.