Multi-Platinum Group Il Divo

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve totally been going the more classical route in music lately. First, Lindsey Stirling, the violinist and now a romantic Latin group named Il Divo. This crew was put together by Simon Cowell himself, so really you can’t question it, I mean it’s not true #squadgoals if your squad wasn’t put together by Cowell (aka God). Il Divo’s here promoting their newest album – Amor & Pasion – which has already debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Latin Albums charts, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Could the synchronicity be more perfect?

With both the Grammy’s and a romantic holiday approaching on Sunday, we could think of no better time to catch up with these boys (who will start their U.S. tour in Miami this September) on all things romance, music and food. If anyone needs a Valentine, we can ask these guys what their plans are…

David Miller

What’s your idea of the perfect first date? 

Getting to know someone and finding they have a lot in common with you and a lot more that they don’t…and then ultimately finding out that none of it matters because they simply like you for who you are.

The key to the perfect love song…

Db major. LOL. There is no such thing as a perfect love song; that’s why we all keep trying…

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Flying my girlfriend at the time (now she is my wife) to Paris to spend a week living like Mimi and Rodolfo from La Boheme.

One thing women don’t know about men that they should…

If we feel rewarded when we get stuff done we are more inclined to get more stuff done. We like feeling useful.

What do you consider to be the most romantic food out there? 

It’s never the food. It’s who you’re eating it with. But I will say that taking the time to learn how to really make a delicious meal? Now that’s sexy.

Sébastien Izambard

What’s your idea of the perfect first date?

A perfect date is creating a beautiful day where we’re fully connected and present with no cell phones. But the perfect date comes with the perfect partner, in my case my wife. I like that a date can be different each time and not repetitive.

The key to the perfect love song…

When it reminds you of a special moment. Lyrics resonate for me if a song is sung with the heart.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Taking photos of my wife during her second pregnancy without telling her why, then creating a book from the day she found out she was pregnant until the birth of our son.

One thing women don’t know about men that they should…

Behind a thick skin we are very sensitive.

What do you consider to be the most romantic food out there? 

French cuisine. It is like making love. You never rush, you hand pick your ingredients, cook slowly and be creative…cooking together is a great recipe for staying married a long time.

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Carlos Marín

What’s your idea of the perfect first date?

Having dinner under the moon and the stars on a beautiful beach.

The key to the perfect love song…

Whispering in your beloved’s ear ‘Love me tender’ from Elvis Presley.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

Getting married at Disney Land and having my ex-wife picked up by Cinderella and the White Horses with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It was really fun, even if I got divorced a few years later. I am very good friends with my ex-wife – I am her producer and her daughter’s Godfather.

One thing women don’t know about men that they should…

We are quite romantic, even if we sometimes don’t realize how romantic we can be.

What do you consider to be the most romantic food out there? 

Oysters

Urs Bühler

What’s your idea of the perfect first date?

My idea of the perfect date is to take that wonderful, fascinating woman to a cozy dinner at a comfortable intimate restaurant with excellent food and service. Ideally that restaurant would be surrounded by a beautiful romantic park or countryside or maybe by the sea, so that we can take a quiet walk together after dinner, hold hands, talk, laugh and feel like we’re the two only people in the world….

I can’t wait for the second date!

The key to the perfect love song…

F# Major…Just kidding. The song has to be calm and soothing, the melody quietly flowing, and the words have to be open, honest and vulnerable. Music has to come from the heart. And especially a love song!

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done?

I’m a big romantic. And I feel that with the right person I can get into a very romantic mood almost anywhere and anytime. It is when you look into that person’s eyes and forget all about the world around you.

One thing women don’t know about men that they should…

That men are just as sensitive and emotionally complex as women. We just often don’t get the chance to let it show. A man needs just as much affection and appreciation as a woman. Men also need to be sad, fragile, weak at times, and want to be held, taken care of and protected.

What do you consider to be the most romantic food out there? 

Sharing a sweet creamy dessert with each other…Or better yet, feeding it to each other…

Check out this interview with musician Lindsey Stirling. Still need a reservation for Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered.

*Il Divo, photographed at Park Avenue Winter in New York, NY by Danielle Kosann. Urs wears a Topman jacket, Dolce & Gabbana shirt and pants. David wears a Jaeger jacketWilliam Hunt shirt and pants. Sébastien wears a Topman jacketSaint Laurent shirt, and Dolce & Gabbana pants. Carlos wears Giorgio Armani