Bomba Estéreo Premieres “Sólo Tú”

“The lyrics are all about the party!”

May 25, 2015

It’s been three years since Bomba Estéreo released an album, but they haven’t lost a step during that period. Today FADER is premiering the Colombian group’s insistent new single, "Sólo Tú," which cleverly mixes a ping-ponging, finely-detailed stream of hand-percussion with steam-rolling barrages of synthesizers. This two-pronged attack is guaranteed to compel movement.

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"Sólo Tú" will appear on the group’s forthcoming album, Amanecer. "'Sólo Tú' is one of the first tracks we did for Amanecer," Bomba’s Simon Mejia tells FADER. "With the music, I wanted to achieve a kind of Afro/electronic vibe so the beats were oriented towards that, pretty up-tempo. We also recorded some kalimbas and a marimbula which you can feel in the mix at the beginning—these are traditional percussive and harmonic instruments from Africa/Cuba doing the bass and synth lines. Then the lyrics are all about the party!"

Look for Amanecer on June 2.

Bomba Estéreo Premieres “Sólo Tú”