Maluma is greeting his brand new album. The singer stunned fans with the release of 7 Dias en Jamaica. It is a conceptual visual project that will follow the singer during seven days in Jamaica.
It will be filled with dancehall and afrobeat while featuring his signature reggaeton style. The tracks start off with Tonika which features Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley. He is leading his fans on a journey through the Caribbean country.
He took to Instagram and hosted a live minutes before the album’s release. The singer had posted something on Instagram which went viral. He posed with someone’s belly making fans think that he was expecting a baby. However, it turns out it was not a baby but his album.
Maluma addressed that viral post as well as admitted to being a dad. But he was talking about the album which was to release in 30 minutes. He said, “Yes, I’m going to be a dad! And the baby is born in 30 minutes. It’s my sixth child… For the people who thought I was going to be a dad. This is my new baby, 7 Días En Jamaica.”
The singer said this in Spanish on his Instagram live right before the visual album’s release. He said this is a project he has been working on for a long time. The Spanish singer further shared his time in Jamaica as he said he had the chance to be there with producers and composers for an album that was going to release before Papi Juancho.
“I did a lot of soul-searching there and came back a different person”
He added, “We had it ready, but because of COVID we couldn’t make the videos so we released Papi Juancho first, but we had all the music ready.” The film will follow Maluma as he explores different aspects of the Jamaican culture and gets together with a love interest he met on the island.
However, was that his imagination or real? The singer also played soccer with some children on a dirt field during Desayun-Arte. “Those seven days in Jamaica came at a time when I needed to escape and decompress as I had intensely worked non-stop on my career for seven years and I was questioning if I should even continue doing music,” Maluma said in a statement. “I did a lot of soul-searching there and came back a different person, completely inspired and having realized that music is not just what I do, it’s part of who I am; how I experience and interpret life.”
The singer is further hosting an art show in Florida to promote the album. This includes a huge piece of art made in his image out of plastic trash. This is set to be auctioneered to benefit environmental non-profits based in his native Colombia. Some tracks on the album include “Chocolate,” “Agua de Jamaica,” “Desayun-Arte” and “La Burbuja.”