Romero Ferro prepares to surprise its audience with the release of “Difícil de Esquecer”, its newest single in partnership with DJ Zullu and Danny Bond. With a fusion of styles ranging from tropical piseiro to arrocha and funk beats, the song promises to infect listeners with its happy and engaging sound. The singer expresses his admiration for the artists he has collaborated with, highlighting the authenticity they bring to their productions.
For Danny Bond, joining this partnership was an opportunity to venture into different styles, and she was enchanted by the 2000s pop vibe of “Difícil de Esquecer”. The musical production, in charge of the MGDZ trio and with the special contribution of DJ Zullu in the funk beat, enriches the music even more. The composition features striking verses and an addictive chorus, signed by Romero Ferro, Danny Bond and producer WR no Beat.
In addition to the exciting song, the release will feature a music video that will transport the audience to a retro and fun atmosphere. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, the clip features an aesthetic inspired by the 2000s and was carefully directed by Rebeca Brack and João Portugal, complementing the energy of the song in a unique way.
How would you describe the sound and vibe of this song you just released?
I call it tropical pop, piseiro/forró, with arrocha and carioca funk.
“Difícil de Esquecer” presents a fusion of different musical styles, such as tropical piseiro, arrocha and funk. How did this combination of genres influence the creation of the track and what do you hope it conveys to the audience?
Her composition came first and then we got to the sound. And the ideas came from the roots of each artist involved. It was cool to bring a little of each one, to be a project of the three of them.
The music video for “Difícil de Esquecer” was released along with the single. Can you tell us a little about the idea behind the clip?
I wanted the video to have a 2000s aesthetic, because I lived through that era a lot, and it’s pretty high aesthetically. So we thought of using a lot of color references, costumes, and a designer that would take us into that universe. I loved the result!
You mentioned that you want to reach a diverse audience with this song. What are your expectations regarding audience reception and how do you hope “Hard to Forget” connects with people?
This song is the most popular song I’ve ever released in my career, I’ve been experimenting with dialoguing with other audiences and atmospheres, mixing narratives, powers. Leaving the comfort zone artistically is a delight. Bringing in Danny and DJ Zullu on the song opened us up to other audiences. Our fans loved the result!
The track features Danny Bond and DJ Zullu. How did this partnership come about and what was it like working with them in the studio?
I already wanted to do something with Danny, we met at Galo da Madrugada, in 2020. And since then the conversation started! When I sent her this song it was love at first sight. She wrote her verse, and then I felt like we needed someone else to join forces with, when I spoke to DJ Zullu he was on board right away. Then he added the funk beat, and it was amazing!
You mentioned that “Hard to Forget” has a special connection to your home region. How do you think this song resonated with people, especially in the areas where you grew up?
I’m from the interior of Pernambuco, I spent my entire childhood listening to songs that played on the street sound car, I wanted to write something like that, very popular, that communicated with people! And there she was born.
“Difícil de Esquecer” marks a more pop approach in relation to their previous work. What motivated this change and how do you feel about this artistic evolution?
I’ve been feeling more and more this need to connect with more people, to uncomplicate art. I’ve been studying and learning about it. I walk through places and think, “how would my music sound here?” It’s a self-analysis that doesn’t stop, and it’s directly related to my truth today.
Besides the release of “Difícil de Esquecer”, what are your future plans regarding your music career? Can we expect more news soon?
There’s a new single coming up, which is a feat, where I close a cycle that opened in 2019, from my last album. And then I arrive with a new disc! Come here a lot!
How was the process of creating and recording this new single? Can you share some details about how it all played out?
This song was composed at the beginning of the year, and we went through the whole process calmly. First came the chorus, from an idea I had written on my phone’s notepad, then came Danny’s verse. Part was made in Pernambuco, then Rio, São Paulo and BH. Written by me, Danny and WR on Beat. Production by the Minas Gerais trio MGZD and DJ Zullu, and mix/master by Luciano Scarlecio. A top team!
Finally, how would you summarize the message and essence of “Hard to Forget”?
Difficult to Forget is fun, for you to dance a lot, and also sends a message of self-love. Before any external love, we need to love each other and think we’re cool! And she is direct, simple and strong!
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