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 BlackBookMag.com,
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.