NEW YORK — Grammy-winning producer RedOne says that what the world needs now is positive music, and he’s teamed up with Latin superstar Daddy Yankee to deliver it.

RedOne on Friday released “Boom Boom,” a new single featuring French Montana, Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane and Daddy Yankee, whom he credits with taking it to the next level.

“I had the song first, I had French Montana in it, I had Dinah Jane in it, and … I felt the song was almost there but needed that extra thing,” RedOne said.

“After thinking about Daddy Yankee I was like, ‘I’m going to try to get Daddy Yankee no matter what, I don’t care how but I will do it’. … Thank God it happened. He loved the idea, he loved the song. We went in the studio and the chemistry between me and him was so on point. … I was blown away. We just connected as we always knew each other.”

RedOne, who has produced Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, calls the song “an explosion of positive energy the world needs at this time.” He wrote and produced it, and also sings on the track, which samples “Lady (Hear Me Tonight)” by French house duo Modjo.

RedOne is also known for his work with Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony. “Spanish music and Latin music always have been in me,” he said.

Asked about the runaway success this year of the hit “Despacito,” he said it is “a perfect example that the world needs that kind of songs.”

“Now more than ever the world needs positive music and a positive feel,” he said. “Latin music is an amazing thing. The world is reacting because the world needs Latin music.”

– From news service reports