Photo: Julio Iglesias, 68, Says He'll Rest When He's "on the Other Side"
Julio Iglesias, despite his 43 years in music, said that he is still motivated to go onstage, that he would not sing if it did not move him and that he will rest “in 30 years when I’m on the other side.”
His reason for singing is none other than “feelings,” he said, adding that “if I didn’t sing what would I do, I don’t know how to do anything else,” his remarks coming in an interview with Efe in the southern resort city of Marbella before beginning a concert tour in Spain.
For an artist, he added, the public is “a commander and boss in our lives,” who decides “if it’s OK or not OK.”
He said that he wants “to continue creating and producing” because the jobs of “thousands of people” depend on him.
Regarding the music in Spain, he said he likes “the authentic, that which is born in the roots, flamenco, copla, that mixture of the electric with the ancestral, with the acoustic; to see Chick Corea with Paco de Lucia” and he lamented the fact that the economic crisis is affecting music and “the commitment the record company has to the artist.”
He also said he was concerned about “the marginal situation that Spain has within the European community,” although he said he did not want to give a sense of catastrophe and emphasized that “much money has been spent, much energy has been spent and now that money and that energy must be recovered.”