A total Spanish translation of his hit singles Extraordinary alongside soca artiste Swappi, and a second track called Soca Rocket Ship is the beginning of the musical promotion of Laurenzo Gonzalez, who is known as Mr Renzo in the music industry. On the heels of his latest release, Remedy, a few weeks ago, Mr Renzo says the latest single is pop-inspired but also features elements of dance music. He says a remix of the track will soon be completed even as he prepares music for Barbados’ Crop Over, London’s Nottinghill Carnival and other world carnivals. “I’m heading to Venezuela, Panama and Puerto Rico this month,” said Renzo, highlighting that he’s about to embark on a promotional tour complete with the release of new singles. “It’s our way of moving to promote soca music to Spanish-speaking countries,” he said. He believes his bilingual ability and cultural understanding of both T&T and the Spanish-speaking countries place him in a good position to garner appreciation for his crossover style.
Following the Carnival 2012 season, Mr Renzo has been working with producers like T&T’s First Klase and Barbados’ King Bubba, as well as Konata Alleyne, who has been working hard to provide him with the perfect sound for the upcoming Nottinghill Carnival. “We’ve even been doing some work with the guys at Precision Productions and London Future as well,” he said, noting that while he has been writing some of his songs, he has also been working with a few other writers. Mr Renzo plans on releasing an album in January. He says, however, it will feature an array of musical melodies and styles. “We’re doing a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that whatever we share with the world musically will encourage them to gravitate to us here in Trinidad. I’m not even looking as far ahead as Carnival right now. I’m just looking at ways to keep the momentum enjoyable and varied so that people all across the world will gravitate to it. “We’re making sure that what we put out is the best material, quality-wise. Whatever we put out into the public domain must make people want to know more about us and follow us… it must eventually make us globally recognised,” he said.
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