Updated 10:36 PM EDT, Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Jorge Villamizar New Album 2015: Ex-Bacilos Frontman Returns to Tropical Rhythm Roots

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Colombian musician Jorge Villamizar's second album is bound to take listeners into the world of tropical rhythms and sounds.

His new record titled "El dia que vuelva" features a more traditional sound, a far cry from Villamizar's first album. In an interview with Efe published on Fox News Latino, the singer and composer said his new sound will "make campfire music for the masses" and will showcase "danceable Latin songs based on traditional acoustic guitar."

You can download the album on iTunes.

Villamizar also added that "optimism is a big part of his life philosophy," adding that the "alternative is horrible and would mean giving up." He told Efe that he will not allow himself to dwell on negativity in the face of difficulties..

"Te vivi," the first track of his new album, "combines the contagious rhythms of Caribbean, Andean and urban music," Efe noted. 

Despite the commercial failure of his first album, Villamizar insists that he has chosen to look at the brighter side of things. According to Efe, the Colombian-born artist, who lived in Ecuador for 18 years, shared that his music was influenced by his mother.

"If you look at it long-term, you know to accept that you're charting your own path and you're handling the reins ... and that gives you some kind of satisfaction and the certainty to keep moving forward," the 44-year-old musician said, as quoted by the news outlet. He also admitted that electronic music, which was the main feature of his solo debut album, was a genre he was "not very familiar with."

Villamizar was a former lead member of the successful Latin band Bacilos, which specialized in tropical rhythms and sounds before it disbanded in 2007, Efe added. He won a Grammy award five times and has collaborated to create several hits, an example of which was Luis Enrique's "Yo No Se Mañana." The track delivered a Latin Grammy win for "Best Tropical Song" in November 2009 as noted on Villamizar's website.

According to his bio, he has collaborated with popular Latino singers, such as Paulina Rubio, Marc Anthony, and Julieta Venegas, the website noted. Villamizar is known for his fun and upbeat music such as "Mi Primer Millon," Tabaco y Chanel," "Ninguna," "Pasos de Gigante," "Ser Feliz," and, "Caraluna." He is also a part of the Latin supergroup "Alex, Jorge y Lena" alongside Alex Ubago and Lena Burke.

Aside from his commitments in the music industry, Villamizar has devoted his time in numerous charities such as Musicians On Call, WildAid, Fundacion Colombianitos, Tap Project by UNICEF, and Latino Commission on Aids.

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