Maria Becerra Dishes on the Powerful Relationship That Inspired the Hit Track 'Confiésalo'
Argentine singer-songwriter Maria Becerra is one incredible artist, and you don't have to look any further than her recent track "Confiésalo" to see it.
The name translates to "confess it" in English, and the sultry Spanish-language song is dreamy and romantic even if you don't understand all the words. Add to that the incredible chemistry that Maria and her collaborator and boyfriend Rusher King (real name Thomas Tobar) have on the sizzling track, and you've got a hit.
We're obsessed, and we were lucky enough to get the chance to ask Maria all about how the song was recorded, and what it truly means to her. Keep reading to find out her confessions about the track.
Sweety High: What was the songwriting process behind "Confiésalo"?
Maria Becerra: I remember we did "Confiésalo" on a rainy and cold day, which was kind of odd since the song is pretty tropical and joyful. We came to Big One's studio thinking about doing a "reggaeton cito." We told Big to show us what he had prepared for us, and that's when we first heard the "Confiésalo" beat. We didn't have anything written, so it just started to flow. We tried some melodies, drawings, a bunch of words—the usual. We came and went in a beautiful way with Rusher. I remember we wrote the song sitting in front of each other while Big was making some "mates." The first thing that I did was the chorus, then we did the rest. Finally, we finished the song and we left the studio with the most beautiful feeling, thinking, "this is the song, this is it." Since that day we wanted to release it, and we didn't stop listening to it for four months!
SH: For our English-speaking audience, what is the song about, and what does it mean to you, personally?
MB: The song is about love, desire and attraction. Basically, it's about our relationship. Thomi and I love each other very much—we have great chemistry and a really special connection. We're boyfriend and girlfriend, lovers, best friends and partners. That's why in each verse we talk about us. The chorus is not really about ourselves, because we already told how we feel about each other, but it's a beautiful way to put the song together. For me, personally, having released this song means a lot! It's something we meant and really wanted to do for a long time. I feel like it's this beautiful moment we're living as a couple, embodied in a song.
SH: What was it like collaborating with Rusher King? What do you feel he added to the track?
MB: It was beautiful! We have a lot of chemistry in the studio. We also really trust each other, so it's easy to communicate everything. We can correct our mistakes and advise each other when we write. I feel like that really eases the work. Being honest in the process of making the song is key. I imagine "Confiésalo" without him and it wouldn't be the same. I'm sure that it would lack that chemistry, that complexity and that beautiful connection.
SH: How has the pandemic changed the way you make music, if at all? Has it been a challenge?
MB: Yes, it was a challenge. At the beginning, we were at full quarantine. I was staying at my parents' house so I could stay with them the whole time. I remember Rusher used to record me at home with a home studio, so we could improvise and we sent our voices to Big One and he sent back the arrangements. That went on for a while and also made everything slower, but it was a great experience. That's exactly how we made "En Tu Cuerpo (Remix)." We record the voice at home and Big One edited it.
SH: Are there any artists that are particularly inspiring you during these unusual times?
MB: Yes, a lot of artists inspire me. I love and live for the music and nothing else. Listening to a good song, really watching someone feel what she or he is singing, even seeing someone dancing really happy. All of that inspires me. I can't really tell you about a certain artist, because I really don't know where to begin.
SH: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
MB: I'd like to add that making the video was as incredible as writing the song. Watching everything being created from something you did is awesome. It's an indescribable feeling watching everything put together, seeing how the song has its own story in the video.
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