Desmond Child, who's producing singer Ricky Martin's upcoming studio album, says Martin's coming out gay has “unleashed” his creativity.

Martin came out gay on his official website in March after denying for years rumors about his sexuality.

In an interview with, Child, who's also worked with pop star Mika, says Martin's creativity has “exploded” since his announcement.

In asking about “the next Ricky Martin record,” the legendary producer-songwriter responded: “I'm really excited about the music, the content, because since he's come out it's unleashed his creativity and the scope of what he can sing about and say and do. … Once he opened that door, a floodgate of energy and creativity just really exploded.”

Child added that the yet-to-be-named album is “all over the place in a really great way.”

“We really reached a creative fusion of rock and pop and electronic and Latin music,” he said.

The thirty-eight-year-old Martin, father of twin boys Valentino and Matteo, is expected to discuss more about being gay in his upcoming memoir Me, set to hit bookstores on November 2.