The day after La Santa Cecilia’s new album, Someday New, was released, the band appeared at the Grammy Museum’s intimate Clive Davis Theater, where they held a short Q & A session before performing several tracks off their new album.
After their successful major label debut with Universal Music Latino, La Santa Cecilia’s first album, Treinta Dias, was awarded the Grammy for “Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album”, the band has not rested on their laurels and have continued to tour almost non-stop and in between breaks, the band went into the studio to work on their second album, Someday New, which was also produced by Latin music guru, Sebastian Krys.
Someday New contains 7 new recordings along with two new edit versions of “El Hielo (ICE)” and “Monedita” from their previous album. Amongst the new recordings, the band played homage to the music that formed them as musicians, starting off with the Beatles classic, “Strawberry Fields Forever”; “Cuidado” from Mexico’s “Prince of songs” José José.
Other highlights of the album are the first single, “Cumbia Morada”, which is destined to become another La Santa Cecilia classic with its addicting rhythm. “Someday, Someday New” it’s a bilingual track with a New Orleans jazz vibe that takes the listener to another dimension with its horn section. “La Morena” (Brown Skinned Woman) is a song that the band had been including in their live sets and every time they play it, there’s always a special connection with the audience as the lyrics talk about the pride one should have for the color of one’s skin.
Grammy Foundation member, Scott Goldman, led the Q & A session prior to the band’s performance, and in a very relaxed, but very informative and entertaining format, the band discussed their passion for music and what this new album represents.
“When we were kids, we never dared changed the dialed on our mother’s radio, so we were exposed to all this great music that our parents listened to…” stated La Marisoul when referring to the inspiration of Someday New. The band also stated that this new album is a combination of all the music they love and grew up listening to, like cumbias, rancheras, jazz and of course, rock & roll.
After the Q & A session, the band picked up their instruments and gave a riveting performance showcasing several new songs including a couple of songs from Treinta Dias like “Falling” and “Monedita” and older songs like “Vengo”.
Someday New is available on Spotify, I-tunes, Amazon, Amoeba Records and just about anywhere music can be bought.