After a very succesful first solo album, Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer for Chilean band La Ley, will be releasing his second solo album, Transformación, on June 19
After being involved in the production of his debut solo album, Miedo Escenico, Beto Cuevas wanted to try different musical approaches and sounds, and therefore left the production of this new project to Jared Lee Gosselin who also co-wrote two of the album’s songs. Most of Transformación was recorded at legendary Frank Zappa’s UMRK studio and The Crystal Ship Studio in Los Angeles California between May and December of 2011.
During that time, Beto Cuevas invited several guest singers to join the project, including his 17-year-old son Diego Cuevas on “Come and Get Me”, But perhaps the most surprising of the guest appearances are those made by Hollywood actress Sharon Stone on the song “Brighter” and rapper Flo Rida on “Quiero Creer”, which is the first single from the album and already available on iTunes. Watch the video here:
On social media sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Beto Cuevas’ official Webpage, fans have not been shy to show their support and dislike for the Chilean singer’s new album. Some posts read: “I love it” and “genius”, while others state “what a let down” and “what a horrible song”. Interestingly so, most of the positive comments were posted by female fans, while the negative posts were made from males. Which makes me wonder: Is there a bias to the comments?
Is it possible that the females like the new song just because they love Beto Cuevas, and do the males dislike the song because they feel they’re losing a rock singer to the pop world?
Only time will tell if this new sound will turn out to be a winning gamble for the rocker. But based on the radio format of today’s age, which takes the most pop-infused songs from an “alternative” artist and plays it enough times until it turns it into pop gold, it could possibly be his biggest hit to date, turning him into another Juanes or Maná.