Disclaimer: This is only my humble opinion, which I feel like sharing here, because this is a blog after all. It’s just how I see things, I may be right, I may be not… and you can agree or disagree with me.
She does whatever she wants to do. I’ve only followed her for four years, but it’s been enough for me to see and understand that she’s not the typical artist or Latin diva. She’s not what people expect her to be, she’s who she wants to be. How many of you would want her to do huge world tours, with countless concerts and full stadiums all over the world, how many of you would like her to release single after single, make video after video and be no. 1 in every chart? I’d say that a lot of you, and truth be told, I’m like that too. But how many of you dreamed of having her autobiography in your bookcase, having a children’s book written by her to read to your (future) kid / nephew, niece etc, or wearing clothes designed by her? And the list could go on. While we’re here waiting for her to start being like other artists, she’s busy being herself, following her dreams, using her creativity in ways that few other artists do.
thanks @cuatachona for the photo
The reason why I’m writing this is because it’s only been a day since the official announcement of her children’s album and people are already underestimating it, criticizing it, dismissing it. As if releasing such an album is the worst thing she could do in her career. And why? Because like I said, people expect her to do the things they want from her. And what does she do? Inspired by her own children or by something she’s always dreamed of, she takes a bunch of her favorite childhood songs, classics that have passed through many voices throughout the years and decides to give them her own touch, her own rendition and make other children smile with that music. Wow. How dares she?
As for the songs she chose for this album, I myself have complained many times about Thalia doing too many covers lately, but this time it actually makes sense. Oh, you don’t like the songs? You haven’t even listened to them as they are on the album. Oh, someone’s already done covers of them before? So what?
I have no message for the haters, it’s pointless to even deal with them, but to the fans that aren’t that happy with this album I say this: less complaining, more supporting. Sure, this isn’t what you had hoped for, but Thalia’s doing her best to please everyone. We’ve had Habitame Siempre, we’ve had Viva Tour En Vivo and she’s already working on another album, so now let her have and enjoy Viva Kids, in which I’m sure she’s put a lot of hard work and dedication, ultimately not for her own happiness, but for that of the children and adults who will listen to this album.
We should all admire Thalia and support her for thinking outside the box, for trying to reach out to a different audience, for constantly reinventing herself and pursuing the things she wants.