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“Principios” (BEGINNINGS/PRINCIPLES), HIS DEBUT ALBUM

On June 29th, the first solo album from Cepeda will hit Spanish stores (and global stores on digital platforms).

The album title is a multisemantic word on Spanish, “Principios”, that woul translate to English into two terms: Beginnings and principles.

In his own words, in the Intagram post where he unveiled the front cover, title and launch date:

I thank the principles that my parents taught me, Encarna and Luis.

I thank the “principicios” as the beginning of something. To Manuel Martos and all the tem at Universal Music and GTS for trusting in me from the very beginning, and all Clipper’s team. To TVE, Gestmusic and to Operacción Triunfo team to push me into the water.

I thank all my 15 showmates but I specially thank one in particular because she will always be, always was and would be.

I thank David Santisteban for the care he has taken care of our work.

And, above all, thanks to you.

what we know about “principios”

  • The album is produced by David Santisteban, the one who help Cepeda in the songwrinting process of some album songs
  • There is a song co-written by singer and songwriter Andrés Suárez
  • Jan Ozveren recorded the guitars for the firs single (Esta Vez)
  • The album has a variety of genres: melodic pop, ballads… all songs in Spanish; Cepeda confirmed that he wroted an English song about bullying, but it is not included on the album
  • All songs talk about things related to Cepeda current life and feelings; there is a song about refugees as it is a theme that he has learn in the past working on the Spanish branch of UNHCR

Tracklist “Principios”

  1. Si me dices (If you tell me)
  2. Esta Vez (This Time)
  3. Por ti estaré (I will be for you)
  4. Me da igual (I don’t care)
  5. Mi musa (My muse)
  6. El silencio dijo sí (The silence said yes)
  7. 723
  8. Llegas Tú (You show up)
  9. Imperfecto (Imperfect)
  10. Pídeme la vida (Ask me for my life)

First single: Esta Vez (This Time)

Cepeda unveiled the title and cover art of his first single on May 7th, taking by storm all the Spanish social media.

It is a song produced by David Santisteban and Riki Rivera, a melodic pop song. Aside from Cepeda, the song is co-wrtitten by Santisteban and Rivera too.

The song became an instant hit, reaching number one position on iTunes in 8 territories; in Spain, the song was the most selled song almost all week. In official charts, the song debuted on #1 position for its first week, between June 1st and 7th.

On launch date, an official music video was also unveiled.

Lyrics in spanish

Si pudiera quedarme callado, si pudiera coserme los labios,
no diría tan alto y tan claro que no quiero olvidarte.

Dicen que no, que ya no estás y si pudiera gritarles que mienten,
que lo llevamos escrito en la frente, que todo es distinto.

Y te esperaré, tú no te alejes.
La razón que hay en mis ganas.
Puedo echarme atrás, volver,
puedo pero no lo haré.

Y esta vez, y esta vez yo te diría
que no hay viento que se lleve,
que no hay nadie que lo niegue,
que yo soy de ti.

Y esta vez, y esta vez confesaría
que no duele la caída,
que se cierran las heridas.

Y todo es por ti.
Todo es por ti,
todo es por ti.

Aún nos queda ese plan imperfecto, esas ganas de vernos a besos,
el idioma que tú y yo sabemos, de tu cuento y el mío.

Te esperaré, tú no te alejes.
La razón que hay en mis ganas.
Puedo echarme atrás,caer,
puedo pero saltaré.

Y esta vez, y esta vez yo te diría
que no hay viento que se lleve,
que no hay nadie que lo niegue,
que yo soy de ti.

Y esta vez, y esta vez confesaría
que no duele la caída,
que se cierran las heridas.

Y todo es por ti.
Todo es por ti,
todo es por ti.

Y esta vez, esta vez confesaría
que no duele la caída,
que se cierran las heridas.

Y todo es por ti.
Todo es por ti,
todo es por ti.

Y esta vez…

Si pudiera quedarme callado…

Lyrics (English adaptation)

If I could stay quiet, if I could seal my lips,
I wouldn’t  say loud and clear that I don’t want to forget you.

They say that you’re not, you not here anymore and if I could scream that they are lying,
that we have it written all over our face, that everything is different.

And I will wait for you, don’t go far way,
The reason that inhabit my desires
I can surrender, go back.
but I will not

And this time, this time I would tell you
that there is no wind that would take me,
that there is no one that would deny it,
that I belong to you.

An this time, this time I would confess,
that the fall would not hurt,
that the wounds would close

And everything is because you
Everything is because you
Everything is because you

We still have that imperfect plan, those desires of see each other by kisses,
the language that you and me know, about our story

I will wait for you, you don’t go far way,
The reason that inhabit my desires
I can go back, fall out,
I can, but I will junp.

And this time, this time I would tell you
that ther is no wind that would take me,
that there is no one that would deny it,
that I belong to you.

An this time, this time I would confess,
that the fall would not hurt,
that the wounds would close

And everything is because you
Everything is because you
Everything is because you

An this time, this time I would confess,
that the fall would not hurt,
that the wounds would close

And everything is because you
Everything is because you
Everything is because you

And this time…

If a could stay quite…

second single, a gift to fans: llegas tú (you show up)

Cepeda announced the day before “Esta Vez” release that a surprise was awaiting all the fans before the album release and that surprise would be related to “Llegas Tú” (You show up), a song he started to write inside Operación Triunfo Academy.

On June 22nd, the song “Llegas Tú” was released as a second single for “Principios”. Planned as a gift for all fans with the digital pre-order of the album, the same day was released an original music video.

The song was written by Cepeda and produced by David SantistebanRiki Rivera also participate on this track (arragements and second voice).

LYRICS (SPANISH)

Es un reloj que no señala las horas
En un andén por donde no pasa el tren
Demasiado para tan poco
Tanto golpe, un pozo sin fondo
Levántame otra vez de donde cuesta tanto salir

Y llegas tú, con tu luz, tu risa y ya da igual
Iluminas todo de una vez con tus niñerías
Respirarte me da la vida
Me da la vida

Ya somos dos en este sitio de uno
Ya es un reloj que grita el tiempo sin ti
Demasiado para tan poco
Ya no hay golpe, ni pozo sin fondo
Levántate, porque ya no puedo verte lejos de mí

Y llegas tú, con tu luz, tu risa y ya da igual
Iluminas todo de una vez con tus niñerías
Respirarte me da la vida
Me da la vida

Llegas tú, con tu luz, tu risa y ya da igual
Iluminas todo de una vez con tus niñerías
Respirarte me da la vida

LYRICS (eNGLISH adaptation)

It is a clock that don’t give the hour
In a platform where no train pass
Too much for too little
So many hits, a bottomless pit
Take me up again from where it is so difficult to leave behind

And then you show up, with your light, your laugh and nothing else matters
You light up everything with your silliness
Breathing you makes me alive
Makes me alive

We are now two on a solo spot
It’s now a clock that screams the time without you
Too much for too little
There is no hit, no bottomless pit
Stand up because I can not see you far from me

And then you show up, with your light, your laugh and nothing else matters
You light up everything with your silliness
Breathing you makes me alive
Makes me alive

You show up, with your light, your laugh and nothing else matters
You light up everything with your silliness
Breathing you makes me alive