Friday, August 6, 2021

Dos Santos - "City of Mirrors"

Photo by Victor Duarte

Chicago's Dos Santos are blending traditional Latinx with a more contemporary sound. Their latest single, "City of Mirrors," is grounded by an impossible to resist groove. Along with the traditional Latinx sounds, they've added a little soul and R&B in here. It's the kind of song that even if it doesn't sound like your usual thing, you truly owe it to yourself to check out. It's an endlessly compelling song that truly sucks you in, even if you're not Spanish speaking yourself. The feel of the song conveys emotion far better than lyrics ever could.

Alex Chavez says of the new song:

“‘City of Mirrors’ is a love song to Puerto Rico amid the aftershocks of disasters. Inspired by Gabriel GarcĂ­a Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude, Puerto Rico to us is like Macondo—the city of mirrors, a central character in that novel—a place of beauty and trauma, of struggle and triumph. Indeed, the Caribbean as a whole is ground zero for this dichotomy, borne of the legacy of colonialism in the ‘new world,’ much as Macondo. This song is a tribute to this place and its enduring story.” 

You can watch the video for "City of Mirrors" below. City of Mirrors, the upcoming album from Dos Santos, is due out October 1 on International Anthem. You can pre-order the album over at the label's Bandcamp. For more on Dos Santos, check out the band's website.

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