Enrique Iglesias on songwriting: “The best things always come at night”

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Enrique Iglesias has revealed that he often enters songwriting mode during the night.

Inglesias - I'm A Freak ft Pitbull
Inglesias – I’m A Freak ft Pitbull

The singer told the Daily Star that he often struggles to get to sleep – and this can lead to some fruitful writing sessions.

He said: “That’s how a lot of my music comes to me. It can be frustrating, that waiting process – you can’t push it. I’m an insomniac still, even when I’m not songwriting. But the best things always come at night.”

Speaking meanwhile about writing lyrics in different languages, Iglesias said:

“I’m excited about my new album ‘Sex and Love’, as it’s only the second time I have released a mixed record in both Spanish and English. There is such a big Spanish-speaking audience, and of course that’s where my career began.

“I was always bilingual. I wrote a lot in Spanish, so now that we’re well and truly in the digital era, I thought it was time. Having songs in both languages keeps me on our toes. It means that live, I can do a set list that’s very eclectic, it can move from one style to the next.

“That for me is what keeps me going. I have number ones in France or Spain that have done nothing in the UK or America and vice versa. No matter how globalised music has become, you can still go into each nations’ iTunes charts and see differences.”

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