Kat DeLuna on Her New Album: "I Stripped Myself Emotionally"

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It’s been three years since Dominican pop star Kat DeLuna whined her way into our lives with the 2007 hit “Whine Up” from the debut album 9 Lives and now she’s finally back with a new, more “risqué” look as she puts the finishing touches on her upcoming CD Inside Out (GMB/Universal Motown).  Here's what Kat had to say about the project:

What have you been doing since your first album, 9 Lives?

Mid-2008 till 2009 I was touring in Europe and Africa and parts of Russia. In 2009, I decided to record my album, Inside Out, which comes out early fall.

What’s the title mean to you?

I stripped myself emotionally as a person. I want my fans to get to know Kat on another level. I’m 22 now. I’ve experienced more musically; I’ve grown vocally; I’ve evolved style-wise; I’ve traveled around the world. As you grow older, you add more to your personality. I have a new look, too. I have bangs; I’m a bit blonder. I’m being more risqué.

What can you tell us about the album?

Every song was recorded in a different country. One of my fans, named EightySix, produced the whole album. I met him in Belgium; he asked us to come backstage and brought a CD with music. We thought ‘OMG that’s amazing’ when we heard it. I put aside everything that I had recorded [till then] and I said ‘I have to restart.’ This kid had the elements that I was looking for. There’s only one duet with Akon. I’ve been lucky to have collabos but I wanted my fans to hear me and get the real Kat. [The album] has that dance, pop, electro Kat Deluna sound but you’ll hear the growth.



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Grace Bastidas, Deputy Editor

Born and raised in Queens, New York, where more languages are spoken than anywhere in the world, Grace Bastidas is Latina’s Deputy Editor. She oversees lifestyle content, including topics as diverse as career, health and relationships, and occasionally writes about her own experiences in The Good Life section. As a writer, Grace’s work has appeared in The New York TimesNew York magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure. She is fluent in Spanish.

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