The best kind of music hits you like 3D, sounding like textures and feeling like colors. That's exactly the case with "La Cosecha," a new cut from Nicola Cruz's forthcoming ZZK Records release, Prender el Alma. The song sounds like a world of its own, like a space and time from the future, but also solidly grounded in the past. There are spurts of bass and a dancefloor-appropriate beat, but also dreamy flutes, curly guitar wisps, and chanting vocals, all of which are drawn from or exist in homage to Ecuador, which Nicola calls home.
"'La Cosecha' is a song-tribute to all of what this land gives to us. In Andean cosmology, the period of 'Cosecha' or collecting, is quite important for it is a mutual give-and-take between man and earth. It's a ritual of patience, gratefulness, and celebration of this constant fertility in our lands," Nicola told The FADER over email. "None other than a feeling of joy and prosperity can come with a good season; that's what I tried to reflect in the song."
Stream the track below, and stay tuned for Prender el Alma, due out on October 30th.