A SPECIAL PHYSICAL FORMAT ONLY EDITION, FILLED WITH DEMOS & JUANES’ PERSONAL COMMENTARY BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR SALE NOW
Continuing the celebration of a milestone anniversary for one of Latin Music’s most seminal and uplifting 21st century albums, Universal Music Latino is now releasing a second and very personal 20th anniversary edition of JUANES record-setting and global breakthrough album ‘Un Dia Normal.’ Following an initial digital only 20th Anniversary remastered edition in May, fans hoping to delve far deeper, can now obtain a very limited vinyl, CD and/or cassettes special edition that also includes original demo recordings and Juanes’ own personal commentary. (https://shop.juanes.net/ )
Juanes’ commentary on “A Dios Le Pido”
“When I was working on this 20 years ago, I was always with a laptop and a small interface of my electric guitar, and I would connect everything via computer. In this version of “A Dios le Pido” you notice everything is done online, there are no amplifiers. These are preliminary drafts of what ended up being the song. “A Dios Le Pido” first started with the chorus, This part A of the song had minor chords. This first part of the song was largely influenced by Colombian popular music, a little cumbia and vallenato but also some rock in the way the guitar is played, more of the rock that comes from that rock side of my life which has been very important. Six months later, I finally found a chord that helped me discover the chorus, which is the major chord. There’s also a change in the melody. At first, we insinuate a melody that follows the guitar. I am very proud and happy that this was the result of “A Dios Le Pido.” It was a song I worked on with a lot of love. Above all, it was a very special moment in my life.
Juanes’ commentary on “Es Por Ti”
“Es por ti” has a lot of pretty memories. Back then, I was living with Karen, my wife, we were dating, and we were living in a small apartment in Bogota. While she worked as an actress, I was at home making drafts and dreaming of these songs. “Es por ti” is one of those songs that wasn’t born easily but that flows nicely. Two or three days of composing this song, in the same way, with the guitar, with the microphone and a computer, very simple, very much from the soul. It was a declaration of absolute and eternal love to who today is the mother of my children.