Raphael, one of the Spanish singers who have sold the most records in his career and who has been successful among several generations, stated this Wednesday in Bilbao that his “best platform” has always been himself, and that he must take care of himself “to always be fresh and with a good voice, to last for many years.”
The veteran singer, who last year turned 60 on stage, spoke in an interview about his extensive personal experience in the world of music, before participating in the first day of the International Meeting of the Spanish, European and Spanish Music Industry. Latin American of Bilbao, BIME Pro.
After manifesting that his profession “drives him crazy” and he “likes it very much”, has maintained at 78 years that, for now, does not think about retiring.
“When I am going to retire I do not know, nor does anyone know; there is a topic for a while“, he has sentenced.
Questioned by what he has learned throughout his artistic career in the world of music, he has revealed that “at all times he has known” what he had to learn from the music industry and when it was time and it was not time to learn “.
“Because there is a time when you have to dedicate yourself to working with the blindfold and there is another time to leave the study, to improve, to change things, to rest,” he explained.
“I am not sorry for anything that I have done because everything I have done has helped me, even what may not have been well has helped me not to do it again. I do not deny anything, “he added.
The interpreter of unforgettable hits such as ‘Yo soy que’, ‘Mi gran noche’ or ‘Escándalo’, among many others, has acknowledged that in his cart “everything has been challenges.”
“Because reaching 60 years of experience and continuing to fill theaters, auditoriums, is a daily challenge. There are people who have seen me a hundred times and continue to see me, “he added.
Asked if he has any relevant artist left to collaborate with, after having made several discs of duets, the last one in 2019, he has admitted: “Some will remain, but I have recorded with many, both national and foreign, such as opera singers, I think I’ve recorded with almost everyone. ”
“I have dreams to fulfill”
“And those that I lack, with a little patience, I will record with them,” he warned.
Asked how the pandemic has affected his life and the music industry, he pointed out that He has learned to take care of himself, because “this virus does not have good intentions and you have to take care of yourself and protect yourself from it, what can be done”.
“The music industry is one of those that has been affected the most,” he has shown, “but already fortunately we are putting ourselves in orbit and coming out of that enormous crisis that there has been and that it is still queuing but that it is no longer like a year ago “.
Asked if he has any dreams left to fulfill in his career, he has said: “I think so, but I have the good habit that all the dreams and all the illusions that I have and have had, I have made them or I end up doing them. Sooner or later, I end up doing them“, he remarked.
“I am not an artist who has been left wanting to do anything, I have always done what I wanted,” he emphasized.
Raphael is currently on tour with his latest album, ‘Raphael 6.0’, with the songs that he always wanted to sing and never recorded, until now, accompanied by twelve great friends and stars of the song such as Alejandro Sanz, Pablo Alborán and Pablo López, among others.
Next week he will perform in Malaga and Granada, the next in Barcelona and, in mid-November, in Madrid.