Periko & Jessi Leon were one of the standout acts who performed at the “Artist on the Rise” stage during Hispanicize 2014 Event this past April, and today they have a new song in collaboration with McDonald’s, inspired by the World Cup.
Read all about their journey and check out the song below!
( Soure:El Universo)
Pedro Almeida (Periko) and Jessica Bebchik (Jessi Leon) met in Miami in 2011, their home of 7 and 13 years, respectively, when each of them already had a solo career.
“We were playing a showcase at the Latin Billboarsd in early 2013 and at that show we made the decision. It was not easy, but seeing the reaction of people and the industry when we were singing together made us realize we had something special. We had great on-stage, ” Periko told Efe.
This latin pop music duo, are the authors of their lyrics and music, which are, as they call it, “a fresh sound, organic, and comes from the heart,” according to the Peruvian Periko.
“Most of the songs we wrote are real stories that happen to us in our life and people can identify with that,” said Jessi Leon.
This originality in their music was key for McDonalds USA in choosing the song “Live Your Game” (sung in Spanish, English and Portuguese) as part of its campaign for the World Cup in Brazil, celebrating the enthusiasm of Hispanics in the United States for soccer.
“We are excited to receive support from McDonalds and share in their commitment to Hispanic youth and new talent. We are proud to be part of this movement, to send all Latinos the message to dream big and share their passion for the game of life and for soccer, “said Jessi Leon.
The duo plans to release their first album, due out in August 2014 titled ”Fuerza Mayor” ( Mighty/Major Force).
“We are fortunate to have worked with Carlos Vives’ producer and composer of the year, Andrés Castro. Three time Latin Grammy-nominated Javier Soto, and Gerardo Manrique, known for his work with Gianmarco. They are all part of the team producing our record, “said Periko.
“Fuerza Mayor” was mastered in Italy by Antonio Baglio, known for his work with Alejandro Sanz, Laura Pausini and David Bisbal, among others, and is a project that has really excited the duo.
“We put all our heart and life on this record and we can not wait to share it with our people,” concluded the Argentina