Alejandro Fernández and Beyoncé, two of the music worlds biggest stars and most acclaimed voices, have recorded Amor Gitano, a sensual, flamenco-pop track that will debut February 12, on the premier episode of Telemundo’s El Zorro novela. The track will also appear on the artists’ respective solo albums. El Zorro is produced by Sony Entertainment Television and airs Monday – Friday at 9:00pm for 120 episodes.
The recording came together in a synergy of Sony’s biggest talents and greatest assets. Sony music execs Kevin Lawrie, President Sony BMG Latin, was consulting with Sony Entertainment Television, the producers of El Zorro, to come up with song for their new show. At the same time that Beyoncé and Fernández were in the process of selecting material for their individual upcoming projects. Paul Forat, VP of A&R, first heard the song from Reyli and suggested it could be perfect for Fernández. Lawrie contacted Mathew Knowles, President and CEO Music World Entertainment, about Beyoncé’s Spanish material, and the duet was born. The track was recorded at the Rock the Mic Studios in NY in mid January, with Rudy Perez (producer for Christina Aguilara, Marc Anthony), who is producing the Spanish songs with Beyoncé, at the helm.
Amor Gitano was written by Grammy winning songwriters/recording artists Reyli Barba and Jaime Flores, co-written by Beyoncé and produced by Grammy winning producer Rudy Perez and is a thrilling blend of the stars’ voices in a heated declaration of love and passion. “I’m your gypsy, your pilgrimage”, sings Fernandez. “”I’m your thief, I’m going to love you even if they tear my heart out,” answers Beyoncé. The song opens with un cantando, a