And on Friday Spain’s Pastora Soler proved that she used her time off wisely, releasing her new single “La Tormenta” (The Storm).
Having weathered her own personal maelstrom, she returns with a powerful pop ballad about reconciliation and hope in matters of the heart.
“My tears want to tell you that I love you, my dear,” she says. “We can still cross the storm…come and hug me and feel again my love for you.”
She’s as deeply in love with her man as we are with her voice…
Pastora Soler – “La Tormenta (The Storm)”
Pastora actually premiered her song during a Cadena Dial radio program last Saturday.
At the time the Spanish songstress confirmed that she had had an emotional morning, and was enjoying every moment since beginning this project, which marks her long-awaited return to the Spanish music scene.
“Here I am with fresh energy. Truly excited to make you feel emotions. This song — it’s pure “Pastora”.
Fans proved they still have an appetite for Miss Soler, helping the queen of the power ballad climb to #1 on iTunes Spain within hours of the song’s release.
“Thank you, endlessly!” she wrote on Twitter, announcing the news. “I savour and appreciate this number 1 as much as ever! Heartfelt thanks!”
Spain’s Eurovision singers also spread the love and celebrated Pastora’s latest achievement.
Artists including Soraya (ESC 2009) and Sergio Dalma (ESC 1991) wished her all the best as she enters the next phase of her career.
Soraya Arnelas wrote:
“Dear friend! I wish you a new chapter of your musical career full of happiness! You deserve it so much!”
Sergio Dalma: “Good luck pretty!! Kisses!”
Pastora teamed up with an old friend for the new single.
“La Tormenta” was actually composed by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson — the composer behind her Eurovision 2012 song “Quedate Conmigo”.
New album and tour
Pastora plans to release her new album this September.
But that’s not all! She’ll launch a national tour on November 19, snaking through cities including Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Murcia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Fuerteventura, Las Palmas, Valladolid, Gijón, Santander and Cádiz.
You can check out her full tour schedule to see if she’s headed to a town near you.
Pastora has teased her return with a series of high-profile performances in recent weeks.
She recently joined Alejandro Sanz for a 20th-anniversary concert celebrating his album Mas. And she slayed her Eurovision 2012 song “Quedate Conmigo” at Madrid’s Worldpride.
What do you think about “La Tormenta”? Do you want to join her in crossing the storm or are you staying at home? And would you like to see Pastora at Eurovision again? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!