Anitta Explains Why Her Trilingual New Album ‘Kisses’ Was ‘Risky’
Anitta's new album, Kisses, is here!
The Brazilian singer dropped a new record on Friday (April 5) which features 10 tracks—and accompanying music videos!—and blends all her musical influences, including Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Anitta revealed why she thinks her album is "risky" and why she took her time with it.
“This album, I mean, I think it's the most risky [thing] I’ve ever done in my career,” she said. "I'm mixing the three languages that I speak, which is Spanish, Portuguese and English.”
The 26-year-old explained that the whole idea behind her new album was to show the world the different sides of her personality. "I'm a very complex person. I have different people inside me but it's still me,” she continued. “I wanted to show everyone that I can be...romantic one day, I can be sexy the other day, I can be crazy, I can be serious, I can be boss, I can be feminist, and I still don't lose my way to be, you know?”
Anitta also revealed that she worked on Kisses for over a year and that each track has a purpose. "All of the songs are really really good. None of the songs are just to fill the album, just to be there, just to play one more song,” she shared, adding that her collaboration with rapper Becky G was very important to her.
“I definitely wanted women from the Latin world to be with me on this album. I think it's important to [support] women," she said. "And to show everybody that when we are together, we are powerful, we are stronger, and [Becky] has the same thoughts in her mind, so that's why I invited her. I really like her."
Her album also features collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Swae Lee, Prince Royce, Alesso, Ludmilla, Papatinho, DJ Luian, Mambo Kingz, Chris Marshall, and Caetano Veloso.
All 10 music videos for Kisses are available on Anitta's official YouTube channel, but check out the visuals for her song "Banana" with Becky G below: