A year ago, at 17, Fátima Pinto, was just beginning with her first singles, but they were enough to take her to the concerts of Ricky Martin and Ariana Grande. Now, the Costa Rican singer, songwriter, designer and model returns with a new theme, and her first song in Spanish, with which she hopes to finish conquering the local audience.

“Tic Tic Tac” is the name of her new single.

“I like all kinds of music and obviously I love Latin music and I think everything fell into place, I wanted to try it,” Pinto said in a telephone interview with La Nacion.

“Reggaeton is super strong right now, so it was the most opportune moment. I think the response has been very positive,” she added.

At 16 years of age she created the web page Fatima’s Advice, “because I want to be able to reach out and connect with people of my age around the world to share fashion advice and ideas.”

Tic Tic Tac was produced in Miami, along with the well-known producer Yasmil Barrufo and composers Édgar Barrera – who wrote Hey DJ of CNCO and El Anillo by Jennifer López – and Mario Cáceres, known for creating hits like Felices los 4 by Maluma and Seniors by Becky G.

During this month (August), the video of “Tic Tic Tac” will be recorded in San Miguell Allende, Mexico.

Although Fátima Pinto previously had incursion in the world of modeling and even fashion design, now it is said to devote 100% her time to music.

“In the future I would like to go back to fashion and all that, but for now, just the music and well, since I finished school, I went to the U (University, she laughs). I would like to study communication with an emphasis on social networks,” she said.

Recently, Fátima signed with the label Leaf FM of London and considers that this new commitment means starting almost from scratch.

“I want to have my music and I want to study. I’m going to do general subjects in Texas Tech that is now in Escazú, they do not have communication, but they offered me a very flexible plan for my music,” she said.

Article first appeared at Costa Rica Confidential.