Like many great ideas, the inspiration for Gloria Estefan's take on "The Day You Say You Love Me", the emotional centerpiece of her new album The Standards, came in a rush—this one involving a stream of water from the showerhead of her Star Island manse.
"It was 2 o'clock in the morning, and as I stepped into the shower, this whole thing came into my head—I was hanging out of the shower, dripping on a piece of paper writing this down,", recalls Estefan. "I had been thinking for weeks in my head about the hook of the song, and then one night it just all poured out." The result? A passion project more than a lifetime in the making
An album of standards has been a long-held dream for the Miami icon, who first rose to worldwide fame with “Conga” in 1985, from the Miami Sound Machine’s second English-language album (and ninth overall). She’s gone on to sell more than 100 million records around the globe in a career that’s spanned pop, dance, ballads, salsa, and all manner of Latin music, netting her seven Grammy Awards and countless other trophies, titles, and accolades along the way.
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