Rico, whose summer hit smash “Motivation” by Kelly Rowland had everyone taking notice has also written hits for Beyonce (Sweet Dreams), Usher (There Goes My Baby), Diddy (Hello Good Morning) and a host of others
We were able to get a few minutes out of Rico Love’s schedule in order to talk about how the track “Promise” came to be and how he and Romeo Santos (Lead singer of Aventura) connected.
While he gives all the credit on the idea to get Usher involved to Romeo, he ultimately made the call to Usher who is a good friend, and played the record while the two were hanging out. Usher Raymond loved the track “Promise” right away and got on board to become part of the project.
The track Promise is currently #1 on Billboard in three different categories #1 Hot Latin songs, #1 Tropical & #1 in Latin POP, helping Romeo Santo’s album Formula Vol. 1 (being released the 8th of November) be one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
When asked how he is able to create music that is so versatile and how he is able to write for both male and female artists he replied:
As far as the song Promise, the song was co-produced with Romeo and Rico Love says that he wrote it at 5:30 am before a flight. He says he rather work with fresh material, so he writes music specifically for artists.
When we took him back on hearing his songs on the radio for the first time, he recalls his work with Usher on “Throwback”. “They played the hell out of throwback, like every 5 seconds” he says.
You can expect a few more collaborations between Romeo Santos and Rico Love who says they also worked on 3 other strong releases that are slated to be on Romeo Santos second solo album Formula Vol. 2. The busy man tells us he is working in Ushers Album as well as working with Mario, Kelly Rowland Mary J. Blidge, Rome from sublime and many other projects.
“I’m always working” says the 2010 song-writer of the year who is looking to add many more awards to his already impressive resume.
Check out the lyrics and song for the track “promise” here: “Romeo Santos ft. Usher Promise Video and Lyrics”
Formula Vol 1. will be released October 8th, can be pre-purchased here: Formula Vol. 1
Album Signing in New York: By Romeo Santos Formula Vol. 1 Sunday NOV 13th @ 5pm (FYE 5540 Broadway, Bronx, Ny )
Album Signing in Miami: By Romeo Santos Formula Vol.1 Saturday NOV 12th @ 4PM ( @BrandsMartUSA 4320 NW 167 st. , Miami , Fl )
Album Signing in Los Angeles: By Romeo Santos Formula Vol.1 Tues NOV 8 @ 6:30PM ( @ BestBuy West Los Angeles 11301 W Pico Blvd, LA, Ca )
Audio Interview with Rico Love
Romeo Santos Featuring Usher “Promise” English Version