|Promo photos from Malecon Street|
I have discovered my new muse. He is a man. Not just any man, He is a Gypsy man. His name is Pitingo and he is ultra-fresh. He is not only an extraordinary singer who is Über-talented, but beautiful, amazingly well-dressed with a fashion sense like no other, and has that Gitano male poise, confidence, and coolness just flowing through his veins. Perhaps this is why he is named Pitingo, meaning conceited in Spanish. He's as tough as a super hero, cooler than a gangsta lean, and smoother than baby oil. He's got a golden glow to his Gypsy skin, mysterious Gypsy eyes, an amiable smile ...and that Andalusian accent...! His voice may just make you get weak in the knees. You can't get hipper than this!
|To the left. Source: Elle off-the-record|
I admit. In the past, I used to find him not all that. I didn't have an appreciation for his voice until I heard him sing flamenco. Until then, I was floored. And then I saw his documentary Malecon Street that made me actually appreciate his artistry. You have to understand me. I come from the school of flamenco thought that discards anything untraditional, and so I never gave him a chance. I still prefer his flamenco voice over his pop tone, which is too common, nonetheless, he is skillfully versatile and a master in vocal dexterity. I can't deny, this Gypsy brother's got mad soul!
Don't get me wrong. When women like male stars and performers, it has to do with their physical appearance and having a crush on a star. I don't. I have a crush on my husband (actually more than a crush) and find him to be the most handsomest, gorgeous man in the world. I never found Pitingo handsome or cute or anything like that, and even now, I probably wouldn't notice him walking down the street but for his style, yet he has become one of those muses because of the package he is. He inspires me as an artist and I admire how he can be so modern yet traditional. He is definitely rooted in his Gitano origins...and I like that! In addition, did I mention that I love his fashion sense? Anyway, here's a video I found on youtube where I am diggin' his style and where you are able to hear that voice!