Remember we interviewed Ricky Rebel last year? Since then Ricky has gone from strength to strength, and is now teaming with world-renowned DJ Hector Fonseca to remix his song “Star”, to be released on Fonseca’s Audio4Play Label on 30 March. Hector has worked with the biggest names in the pop and dance worlds, from Madonna to Lady Gaga, and has remixed 15 number-one hits on the Billboard dance charts for artists including Beyonce, Sia and Katy Perry.
“I get so many requests daily to work with artists, but Ricky is one of the few who really caught my attention,” Hector says. “He has a classic yet totally fresh and unique voice. His style, persona and drive make him the total package.”
“Star” is an autobiographical look at Ricky’s musical career, and is the opening track from Ricky’s “The Blue Album”, a ourney of decadent, glam-pop tracks – stories of love, loss, ambition, inspiration, rebellion, salvation – and most of all, living unapologetically without fear. It’s the follow up album to “Manipulator”, released in 2012.
“I wrote ‘Star’ after a friend asked ‘what do you want?’”, Ricky explains. “It was a simple question to answer. I wanted the same thing that I’ve wanted since I was a child. My goal in writing this song is to inspire people around the world to stop hesitating when it comes to going after their dreams. In life, you’ve got to ask for what you want, then tell people who you are and share your possibility. It’s not enough to think ‘I am a star’. You have to say it out loud and enroll people in that possibility. That’s how dreams manifest. I wrote it for my fans who doubt themselves. I want them to know that if you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”