'Mexican Madonna' Gloria Trevi Drops New Single 'Como Yo Te Amo,' Embarks on 'El Amor' Tour
Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, who's been dubbed the "Mexican Madonna," knows a thing or two about the roller coaster that is love.
For decades she has been cranking out the hits, singing about love, passion, heartache and injustice. While there has been a tumultuous side to her love life, she's still enamored with the concept of love. After all, she named her upcoming world tour "El Amor" ("The Love").
Now, Trevi is presenting the first single, "Como Yo Te Amo," from her upcoming album, which is currently untitled.
The outspoken and vivacious singer and songwriter selected "Como Yo Te Amo" as the first single "to introduce the innovative musical concept" in which she "will embody all stages of love, to tell an audiovisual story as it has never been done before."
"'Como Yo Te Amo' is a classic that was transformed into an immediate modern hit, by world renowned (Chilean) producer, Humberto Gatica, who mixed Gloria's vocal interpretation, with majestic symphonic arrangements, while conserving the essence or its original narrative," according to Universal Music Latino.
"The result is a song that breaks through time, allowing generations to relive and live for the first time this classic through a new perspective, which can only be achieved by an artist like Trevi. 'Como Yo Te Amo' kicks off a new chapter in Gloria's career where the best is yet to come."
Trevi is gearing up for the U.S. leg of her "El Amor" world tour, which kicks off at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Aug. 21. But that's not all: According to Billboard, the Mexican pop star will release her highly anticipated new album on the same day.
"These are songs that have transformed my life, that have taught me about love and how I want to be loved," Trevi said in a statement. "I know I will leave pieces of my soul on this tour, which will be very physically and emotionally demanding but it will be worth it."
Recently, she attended South by Southwest during the SXAméricas Program for an in-depth interview and the premiere of a new film based on her life, "Gloria." She also worked the red carpet in support of the U.S. premiere of the film.
"Gloria" is directed by Swiss newcomer Christian Keller from a screenplay by Sabina Berman ("Backyard," "Pancho Villa," "Naked Woman") and stars Sofía Espinosa, who spoke to Latin Post in an exclusive interview, as well as Marco Pérez.
"'Gloria' chronicles the pop provocateur's tumultuous rise to stardom, how she came to be known as the 'Mexican Madonna,' her stint in a Brazilian jail due to bizarre criminal allegations, her exoneration and eventual comeback," Billboard adds.
The acclaimed performer, songwriter and multimillion-selling recording artist "revolutionized and scandalized the contemporary Latin music business at the age of 23."
During the early '80s and at age 16, the Monterrey, Mexico, native teamed up with Sergio Andrade, at the time 28, who became her mentor. In 1985, she briefly joined a girl band called Boquitas Pintadas (Little Mouths with Lipstick)."
She then embarked on a solo career with Andrade as her manager. Their collaboration led to the release of her debut album, "Que Hago Aqui?" ("What Am I Doing Here?"), which was "an instant chart success."
With a passion for a mixture of British and American rock and Latin music, Trevi toured South America and the Caribbean during her early years. She also released five albums in the early '90s and starred in three Mexican box-office hit films.
Drawn to controversy, Trevi sang about topics such as religion, prostitution, drug trafficking, hunger, the upper class and war deaths.
After doing time in a Brazilian jail, she reinvented herself and transitioned her talents into public speaking, "covering subjects such as AIDS, abortion, drugs, sex, prostitution and panhandling. She graced the covers of numerous magazines, was featured in TV specials, and inspired Trevi comic books."
Check out the first U.S. dates of Trevi's 'El Amor' World Tour:
Aug. 21 - Los Angeles @ The Greek Theatre
Aug. 22 - San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic Performing Arts Theatre
Aug. 23 - Modesto, Calif. @ Gallo Center For The Arts
Sept. 11 - McAllen (Hidalgo), Texas @ State Farm Arena
Sept. 12 - Laredo, Texas @ Laredo Energy Arena
Sept. 18 - Houston @ Bayou Music Center
Sept. 19 - Dallas @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Nov. 6 - Phoenix @ Comerica Theatre
Nov. 7 - El Paso, Texas @ El Coliseo