By Monica Rubalcava |
Los Angeles (USA) (EFE).- Although he does not like trends, the Colombian reggaeton artist Feid does not mind being called “the fashionable singer”, he keeps his feet on the ground and tells in an interview with EFE that He does not think about fame: “I still do not want to imagine the reach that I have.”
“It is very ‘chimba’ (good) if I am the fashionable singer, although the fashions are very gonorrhea, they are rare, but perhaps it is true that I am at a time when my music is being discovered by many people and having a lot of exposure ”, says the author of “Normal”.
2022 marked a before and after in the life of Salomón Villada Hoyos. The release of his album “Feliz Cumpleaños Ferxxo”, the start of his tour “Ferxxo Nitro Jam” and the coexistence with uncontrolled fans, showed him the repercussions of success in the front row.
“Yes, it was a year in which I was a bastard, I changed my life, that tour changed me in many ways, but I feel that I can still do bigger things,” he says.
It was during a visit to Mexico last year that Feid realized the impact of his fame, when a massive group of fans invaded the hotel where he was staying in hopes of seeing him and getting an autograph or photo with him.
But the musical path of the also composer and music producer has more history than the madness that it has generated in recent years.
In 2015, Feid released his first studio album and by then had already written songs for the likes of J Balvin, Reykon and Nicky Jam.
True to his identity
By 2020, he found a new identity under the name of Ferxxo and achieved popularity with songs like “Porfa”, together with Justin Quiles, “Borraxxa”, together with Manuel Turizo or “Relxjxte”, with Sky Rompiendo.
But the prestige that he has now achieved with songs like “Normal” or “Hey mor”, which has more than 551 million views on Spotify, has not changed his desire to make music or pressured him when it comes to creating.
“Thinking that my music is going to reach more people doesn’t make me feel differently, I’ve always made songs that I really like, that I enjoy singing and that I’m proud of, none of that has changed,” he says.
Increasingly “mature” and sure of his identity as an artist, the singer now faces the American stages with the continuation of his North American tour.
“What I like the most about being on stage is looking for the people who are dressed as me, seeing how they put on their glasses, the color green, it’s very cool to see that. How they live in the moment and feel what the songs are saying,” she expresses.
So far this year, Feid launched the collaboration with Young Miko “Classy 101”, did “Niña Bonita” with Sean Paul and recently became the Latin representative of the music program Sprite Limelight, which in the past had recognized artists like Kali Uchis.
The second edition of the project brings together diverse international artists with creative and authentic points of view to create original songs produced by OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.
“Working on a project with Ryan is super cool, he is a super simple and relaxed person,” says the musician.
The result of their joint work was “Mxfix G5”, a song inspired by the dark moments that Ferxxo went through after having suffered a motorcycle accident.
“It’s a very personal song, people who have been following me for a long time like it when I talk about intimate topics and this is something I’ve never talked about before,” he says.
Finally, the reggaeton singer believes that the rise of Latin music will continue to rise and predicts that other artistic disciplines with Hispanic representatives will also have considerable growth.
“If all the creators continue with the same hunger and the same desire and morale to continue growing, this will not stop and not only in music, but in graphic and plastic arts, etc”, he points out.