David Eraya Bets All His Passion In Latin Pop Ballads With ‘Otro Destino’ [EXCLUSIVE]
In a world where reggaeton is ~literally~ taking over the world, David Eraya is keeping faithful to Latin pop ballads—a genre he has been passionate about for years.
Born in Spain but residing in New York, Eraya is an emerging artist who has stepped into the music industry with his debut studio album: Otro Destino.
We caught up with the Spanish crooner who told us all about his new production and passion for romantic baladas.
PulsoPOP: Where was your passion for music born?
David Eraya: Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always like music. Always. Growing up, I heard various Spanish artists. I started writing my songs as a hobby, but then I began to study music.
PP: Why name your first single and album, Otro Destino?
DE: The song had the title even before the lyrics. I just knew I wanted the song to be called that way and then I worked on the lyrics. Otro Destino had a lot to do with my situation at the moment. I wanted to grow as an artist, move to New York, and find an opportunity in music. It just had to do a lot with everything that was happening in my life, it just made perfect sense.
PP: In your album, you have a cover of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’. Why this song out of every song?
DE: I admire 80’s music a lot. I like so many song, but I couldn’t include them all. So I chose that one because I really like it.
PP: Nowadays, Latin urban music is taking over the radio and music charts, why opt for Latin Pop?
DE: I wanted to be faithful to what I felt. I’ve worked on so many other projects, but I wanted to dedicate myself to what I wanted to do and not to what people wanted to hear. This is my own musical project. I know I’m taking a risk, but it’s who I am as an artist.
PP: The music world must be hard for an emerging artist. What’s the best piece of advice you have gotten about this career?
DE: “To be patient.” That’s the best advice I’ve gotten. The music world still suffers a lot. It’s hard with a lot of artists out there, who are going for the same dream that I have.