Written by Victor Barreiro Friday, 11 March 2011 00:00
Her career spans over 20 years, she's often been referred to as the “Mexican Madonna” and has sold over 20 million albums. Clearly, there can only be one woman that I'm referring to and that's singing sensation Gloria Trevi. After a brief hiatus, the multitalented artist has returned to the music scene with a new album and a fresh look. Her latest work, Gloria, is slated to be released on Tuesday, March 22nd. Gloria is already hitting a high note with audiences as her first single off the album, Me Río de Ti, continues to climb the music charts in Mexico. I recently dished with the pop-rock star and here is what she had to say.
Congratulations on the success of Me Río de Ti. How does it feel?
As with every good laugh, very satisfied and gasping for air, for what's to come.
Why did you decide to name your latest album Gloria?
It's not because of my name Gloria Trevi, but for the glory of the public in my life. It is what I hope for with the music, which is that we sing and dance together.
What can we expect to hear on the album?
Great music for all your gatherings, your romances, your disappointments and the encouragement to always move toward success. It will be your life's soundtrack.
You're very blonde in your promo pics. How did the change come about?
With a hell of a lot of peroxide! The good thing is that it did not affect my brain, so I continue being the same for the good or for the bad.
You're about to embark on a very busy promotional tour. What is the best part about touring the globe?
The best part is when the music plays and I am on stage doing what I dreamed of when I was a child. This is why I can put up with everything else that I dislike. I do not like the time I spend flying, the same questions always being asked, the make-up sessions, but when the lights go on, I rock.
You have a strong connection with the gay community. Why is that?
It’s because we are sensitive, intense, we have been unjustly prejudiced, nevertheless the gay community and Gloria Trevi is a spectacle.
What would you like to say to your gay fans?
That I very much appreciate all they have done for me. I am their glory and they are mine!
Who is Gloria Trevi behind closed doors?
I am the same woman, a flamboyant brunette who happens to have natural eye lashes.