Ricky Martin shared a preview of his latest World Cup anthem “Vida” yesterday (April 21) but the finished product is even more of a blast from the past than expected. With the exception of a couple of grey hairs in the heartthrob’s expertly pruned beard, the Salaam Remi-produced party anthem and video (for that matter) is fairly interchangeable with anything the 42-year-old released at his late ’90s peak.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s something to be said for consistency and Ricky sure knows how to knock out a summery smash with generic Spanglish lyrics that probably sound pretty inspiring after a couple of Coronas. It’s just that the “Adrenalina” singer seems to be revisiting former glories (ie. “The Cup Of Life”) when he could just as easily have a hit with something more current. Maybe next time. Needless to say, he looks great in the video and the Brazilian scenery is pretty awesome. Watch up top.
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