Prince Royce has released his first English-language single "Stuck on a Feeling" with help from Snoop Dogg. The track shows a different style for the 25-year-old Latin star, trading in his signature bachata-rooted acoustic style for a rhythmic, urban pop sound. Royce has a new album due out next year on RCA Records with "Stuck on a Feeling" available for purchase on Nov. 24.
The Jason Evigan-produced track shows Royce in a more sexy rather than romantic light, as Billboard points out.
"My friends say it doesn't sound like me," Royce told Billboard. "It's a whole new vibe, a whole new swag, a whole new animal. But when I hear myself, I think it sounds like me; it's just not a me that they've heard before. It's a side of me that's always been here, only people never got to hear it. I think people never really got to hear my R&B vibe."
As Billboard notes, the Bronx-born singer has roots both in Latin and urban music, although he has mostly explored the Latin side, focusing on the bachata style of the Dominican Republic. However, his English-Language music seems to be taking him down a different path.
"As soon as I heard the track, it took me back to New York and the Bronx and the urban vibe," he told Billboard. "And from the beginning, I could hear Snoop doing it. So we reached out and it was amazing how fast he jumped on the track, and when I heard the verse it was exactly how I pictured it. We shot the music video in Los Angeles with director Colin Tilley [of 'Anaconda' fame], and it was insane. It's so much fun."
The idea of successfully crossing over from Spanish to English is an exciting prospect for Royce. He has deals with Sony Music Entertainment for his Spanish-language albums and will see his English-Language albums released through RCA Records. Royce is currently nominated for four Latin Grammys, including record and song of the year for his hit "Darte un Beso."
Watch the lyric video for "Stuck on a Feeling" below, and let us know what you think in the comments section!