New Album ‘AYO‘ Is Set For Release Digitally On August 11th; The Physical Version Will Be Released In SeptemberWatch The Official Video For New Single “Duele“; It Has More Than 1.8 Million Views
“‘Duele‘s surreal videounfolds like an animated Dalí painting that’s classic Bomba Estereo: glossy and stylish and vibrant, but tethered by playfulness.” –NPR MUSIC
“Bomba Estéreo specializes in catchy electronic pop… ‘Duele’ deals crisply with heartache.” –NY TIMES
“Bomba Estéreo have a new smash on their hands with ”Duele.’” –THE FADER
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‘AYO‘ Follows Bomba Estéreo’s GRAMMY-Nominated Album ‘Amanecer‘
Colombian starsBomba Estéreohave announced their new album ‘AYO‘ set for release digitally on August 11th and physically in September.
‘AYO was born in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the most powerful places in the world,” says Bomba Estéreo founderSimon Mejia. “The album title is a tribute to that magical place. A spiritual ceremony opened the path to this album. It returns to the Caribbean sonic roots of Bomba Estéreo while at the same time, keeps looking at the world with open eyes and open ears, taking risks on new paths.”
New single “Duele” is available at all digital music services and accompanied by the official video directed by Sam Mason. “Duele” is about the pain of heartbreak and overcoming it. While the music’s melody line recalls a Middle Eastern influence, it was recorded on a flauta de millo – the traditional woodwind instrument often played on classic cumbia recordings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The song was recorded in the Sierra Nevada mountain town of Minca, near Liliana’s hometown of Santa Marta.
“The flauta de millo has been one of the most inspiring instruments in our career,” Mejia says. “We’ve used it since our first album ‘Estalla.’ The sound is unique and beautiful with roots for the entire cumbia tradition. I remember once playing it for Brian Eno when I met him for a mentorship and he was like ‘oh my god, I’ve never heard that kind of sound before in my life!‘”
Bomba Estéreo has announced an extensive world tour alongside the release of ‘AYO.’ The tour features headline theater shows in addition to major festival sets like Outside Lands (SF) and Bestival (UK).
‘AYO‘ is Bomba Estéreo’s 5th studio album, following the breakthrough success of its last album ‘Amanecer,’ which was recently certified Latin Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. The album brought the band numerous accolades including a GRAMMY nomination, the collaboration “Fiesta (Remix Ft. Will Smith)” and the anthem “Soy Yo.”
The “Soy Yo” music video immediately went viral last fall, surpassing more than 22 million views. The clip resulted in first-time actress Sarai Gonzalez being invited to the White House to meet President Obama. Lin Manuel Miranda tweeted about the video, saying he watches it “every morning to give me strength. I love it so.”The New York Timespublished an Arts Cover Story about the power of the video in empowering Latinas. The video was also featured in outlets fromVOGUEto The Guardian.NPRsaid: “It’s been called an ode to little brown girls everywhere. A swaggier Little Miss Sunshine. An empowerment anthem.”
UPCOMING BOMBA ESTEREO TOUR DATES August 8 – The Showbox –Seattle, Washington August 10 – Crystal Ballroom –Portland, Oregon August 12 – Outside Lands –San Francisco, California August 15 – Irving Plaza –New York, New York (SOLD OUT!) August 16 – Irving Plaza –New York, New York(SOLD OUT!) August 17 – 9:30 Club –Washington, DC August 26 – Rakettnatt Festival –Tromsom, Norway August 30 – La Riviera –Madrid, Spain August 31 – Razzmatazz –Barcelona, Spain September 2 – Elysee Montremartre –Paris, France September 3 – La Madeleine –Brussels, Belgium September 5 – Paradiso –Amsterdam, Netherlands September 7 – Uebel & Gefährlich –Hamburg, Germany September 9 – Lollapalooza (Berlin) –Berlin, Germany September 10 – Bestival –East Lulworth, United Kingdom September 12 – KOKO –London, United Kingdom September 16 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest –Cali, Colombia September 21– Riversounds Festival –Asuncion, Paraguay September 23 – Rock In Rio (Rio de Janeiro) –Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 26 – Teatro Vorterix –Buenos Aires, Argentina October 1 – Music Tastes Good Festival –Long Beach, California October 7 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest –Bucaramanga, Colombia October 11 – Pepsi Center –Mexico City, Mexico October 14 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest –Villavicencio, Colombia October 21 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest –Manizales, Colombia October 25 – Pepsi Center –Denver, Colorado(withArcade Fire) October 27 – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena –Independence, Missouri(withArcade Fire) November 5 – Club Colombia Oktoberfest –Cartagena, Colombia December 5 – Centro de Eventos Autop. Norte – Bogotá, Colombia (withArcade Fire) December 11 – Movistar Arena –Santiago, Chile(withArcade Fire)