Carlos Rivera is celebrating for a legendary moment…
The 35-year-old Mexican singer has released his new album Leyendas, in which he shows off his young spirit and classic heart.
On the album, Rivera duets with older, iconic singers on some of their best-known tracks.
From Roberto Carlos’ “Un Millón de Amigos” to José Luis Rodríguez’s “Agárrense de Las Manos,” Rivera traverses the Latin American songbook with the care of someone who grew up admiring, and finally emulating, the voices and personalities that defined Latin pop in the ’70s and ’80s.
These are big arrangements, big strings, big voices, big productions, and it’s a reminder of another face of Latin music.
Rivera took great care to curate the songs by artists who’ve passed: The set includes Rocío Dúrcal’s “Amor Eterno” and José José’s “Amor, Amor,” both recorded from existing tracks.
The most poignant inclusion is Armando Manzanero’s “Todavía,” which Rivera was actually able to record live with Manzanero during the pandemic, just a few months before his death.
It’s a reminder that there’s no reason to wait to celebrate greatness.