Café Tacvba is kicking off the new year with an all-new single titled “Futuro” — a very appropriate song to ring in 2017 with deep lyrics about a fresh new start and enjoying the here and now. “The relationship between life and death and the perception of time are two themes that ‘Futuro’ explores without solemnity or optimism,” says band member and vocalist on the track Quique Rangel. “But it also points to a brighter promise if we allow ourselves to recognize the here and now (without the desire to be a self-help song).”
Emmanuel Del Real (aka Meme), who developed the electronic programming in the song, adds: “It was Quique’s turn and he brought us ‘Futuro.’ This is one of those songs that, when it arrived to the group, gave us the opportunity to be who we really are: a group who is always trying to reinvent ourselves and take risks. This is a song that has a lot of qualities: it’s primitive yet sophisticated, it has a great sense of humor yet the lyrics are deep. It has elements that allow us, in a fun way, to shape this piece that represents the freedom of creativity that exists within Café Tacvba.”
The folk song with electronica beats and vocals by Rangel and lead singer Rubén Albarrán was produced by the legendary Gustavo Santaolalla, who’s been a longtime collaborator of the band. “Futuro” follows the chilanga banda’s single “Un par de lugares,” which premiered back in September. Both tracks will part of Café Tacvba’s forthcoming album due in spring.
By Griselda Flores | Source: billboard.com
Listen to “Futuro” below: