Julian, now 23, studied guitar, ukulele, and piano, and now writes music and arranges melodies for many, if not all, of his little brother’s tracks.
“The particular person I collaborate with greatest is Julian, my brother,” Manuel revealed to Billboard. Whereas Julian developed an early love for musical devices, Manuel did not really begin his personal musical coaching till the age of 13, when he started to take voice classes with a Cuban music trainer.
As Julian explains, Manuel did not begin writing his personal music immediately. The “pop urbano” artist studied voice for a number of years earlier than he turned comfy sufficient with the medium to experiment with creating his personal tracks.
“We lived in Montería on the Caribbean coast of Colombia,” Julian tells LATV in Spanish. “It was actually exhausting to hire a studio to make music, so we began going to Medellín.”
“After we determined to point out our music,” Manuel says in a Spanish-language interview with LATV, “Julian would write for me.” Manuel’s large brother would additionally organize all of the devices, plus information Manuel as to how you can sing and modulate his pitches and tunes in order that the melody of his voice would higher match the tunes the brother had in thoughts.
After touring to Medellín to report a number of tracks, within the style that Manuel describes as “city pop,” because of his infatuation with “the romantic lyrics of pop” music within the late ’90s and early 2000s, the brothers rose to instant success.
They started posting their music on social media, and thru phrase of mouth — one particular person sharing or reblogging their music with the following — they rapidly achieved over 5 million views on YouTube, and the remainder is just about historical past, judging from the 10 million followers Manuel has collected on Instagram, and the comparatively modest however nonetheless extensively spectacular 1.5 million follows Julian has achieved.