We got back into the groove of things after the long 4th of July weekend by talking with Trinidad Cardona. If you’re on TikTok, you definitely know him, as his song “Dinero” became the #1 viral track on the app a couple of weeks ago. We can attest that this song has been in our heads all week. This overnight explosion of attention also lead “Dinero” to enter Spotify and Billboard charts, proving that Trinidad Cardona is a name you’re going to remember.
CROWDSURFER MAG: How was your holiday weekend? Do anything fun?
TRINIDAD CARDONA: I just watched some fireworks, made some food, it was nothing too crazy.
CSM: Ok let’s talk about “Dinero.” This song suddenly blew up overnight on TikTok. What was that moment like finding out that news?
TC: It was a weird, surreal moment because I didn’t do anything. It was literally being normal and then one day someone being like, you know your song is doing incredible? It didn’t feel real at the moment. I actually wrote it down on a manifestation board but forgot about it. So it was kind of weird how that came back, but manifestation is real, kids!
CSM: I love that, I’m here for all of the manifestation techniques. Did you spend a lot of time watching all the different TikToks? Any favorite ones?
TC: Yeah, there are millions of TikToks at this point, but at the beginning I was going through it looking at each video and what people were doing. Because I didn’t even have a TikTok! I had to learn how to use it and download it and all that.
CSM: Did you have any favorite TikToks using “Dinero?”
TC: People are all kind of doing their own things to it, but I like the dancing videos personally. It’s fun to see people go off.
CSM: Was it shocking to you to have a song that’s three years old get all that attention?
TC: Yeah because I dropped all these great songs, but I’m not mad that people like this one. This song, when it came out, it just didn’t catch on originally. It’s better to see it do good now than never.
CSM: Ok, so obviously a lot has happened in the years since that song came out. What would you like to direct all your new fans to listen to next?
TC: We’re actually working on new music, so you can keep listening to “Dinero” for another few weeks. We’ve got some more coming, already recorded.
CSM: What can you tell us about what’s next?
TC: It’s everything. Imagine every type of music that you wanna hear, yeah, it’s all that. I got dance records, I got soft records, I singing records, I got more rap-type records. I do everything.
CSM: It sounds like a great mix and we’ll all find something we love for sure. How has your musical style changed since you started releasing songs?
TC: Dramatically. I feel like I actually make really, really good music now. When I sang “Dinero” and the other songs I dropped around that time, that was my first start at music. I had just started singing. “Jennifer” was my first song, I had one more song after that, and then “Dinero.” So I’m like, people are going crazy over those songs that I did when I was a teenager, imagine what they’re about to go off on when they hear this new stuff. I’ve been recording, writing music, I’ve written over three, four hundred songs just this year. Practice makes perfect.
CSM: What do you hope most for your fans to get out of listening to your music? Do you have an impact you want to make?
TC: I want them to feel good. I want you to feel something. I want you to feel sad, cry it out, dance, feel happy. Whatever emotion I’m trying to portray through my music, I want them to feel that. And everyone has their own memories to these songs too, so just go make memories to this music so when you listen back to it you have something to think about, reminisce on. That’s how I do with my music. If I listen to music, it always has some type of memory attached to it, or a feeling attached to it, different songs for different moments.
CSM: So tours are getting back out there, happening again. If you were on a dream tour, who would you love to go on tour with?
TC: I never got asked this, it would probably have to be… First I know it’s gonna have to be Travis, I love the way Travis Scott performs. That was one of my first concerts. That dude’s crazy, energy insane. So definitely Travis…the second would probably be… probably be Brent Faiyaz I really like Brent Faiyaz.
CSM: Ok so we’ve got new music coming out for you sometime, is there anything else in the horizons that you’ve got planned?
TC: I just know it’s gonna be new music. A lot of people gonna hear it, a lot of people gonna love it. I’m just focused on that right now.
CSM: Anything else you want to let all your fans know, all your new listeners know?
TC: Just keep an eye out for new music. This whole thing is just getting started.
CSM: Well I’m excited. Keep manifesting! Wait, how do you go about your manifesting?
TC: Gotta write it down, it’s scripture. So you write it down on paper, write it down on a board, write it down every day, daydream about it. I literally live there. That’s how you make it happen.
CSM: I love this. Thank you for taking time out of your day, and we look forward to hearing more from you!
You can stream “Dinero” here, and be sure to keep an eye out for what’s next to come for Trinidad Cardona!