“Despacito was a song that just started out with my guitar.”
Every few years, a song explodes out of nowhere and takes over the pop music landscape. Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito” is one of those songs. Despacito hit YouTube on January 12th, and by April 20th, the song had received a billion views — it is currently nearing the 1.8 billion view mark. In an interview with VEVO, Fonsi explains how he originally worked out “Despacito” on just his guitar, and with the help of several talented musicians, it went from a simple song to the Billboard chart-shattering hit it became. Luis also discusses what “Despacito” means to him, saying, “It’s about just slowing things down.” However, Fonsi explains that “Despacito” can mean different things to different people.
If you’re a fan of the song or want to learn a little trivia, check out the short, behind-the-scenes interview Fonsi gave to Vevo.