Drummer Boy

Album: Luna Nueva (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Debi Nova is a Costa Rican female vocalist who has worked with a number of artists including Ricky Martin, Q-Tip, Sergio Mendes and Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. This Soca/Hip-Hop-inspired tune is the first single from her debut solo album, Luna Nueva.
  • Nova recorded in both Spanish and English on Luna Nueva. She told MTV News that she didn't set out to create a bilingual album, but rather, it evolved organically. "I didn't plan it," she said. "You know, I really went into the studio with a blank canvas; I had no idea what I was going to do. I speak both languages, so I just let inspiration come in whatever shape, form it wanted to come, and sometimes it came in English, sometimes it came in Spanish, sometimes it came in both. So halfway through the album it was a deliberate thing. I wanted to make an album that represented that."
  • The album's title is Spanish for "new moon," and speaks to Nova's artistic growth. She told MTV News that it has nothing to do with the popular 2009 Twilight movie, New Moon. "No, it's not about the vampires," she said. "When I decided to make this album in 2007, it was like a new cycle beginning for me, it was like a rebirth. The new moon in many different cultures marks the beginning of a cycle, and I wanted to mark the beginning of a cycle."

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