Bomba Estereo’s new album has all the elements to heal your worries
The Colombian band Bomba Estereo’s self-produced album Deja lies at the intersection of the inner and outer world. With soothing beats and alluring vocals, we instantly fell in love as we were transported to happier and more refreshing days with the three single sneak-peak. The album (so far) is a never-ending trip, with singles like Soledad and Agua – produced in collaboration with Colombian artist Lido Pimienta and the Afro-Cuban Duo OKAN, brightening up your day. To dance is the mantra with these tracks and Deja is no different! According to composer Simon Mejía and vocalist/lyricist Li, this songs mission is to get you grooving away from all the fear and distressing thoughts that this past year may have brought.
With all this said, after you’ve taken in the full audio-experience… make sure to open your eyes again for the Agua video! With visuals capturing Colombia’s colourful Caribbean coast, the home of the vocalist and lyricist, there’s an experience for every sense.
“The video comes from an idea I had about a ritual, entering into a parallel universe in which we find ourselves in a deeper connection with nature, in a more surreal and feminine way,” Li explains. “I wanted to begin the album with this feminine energy, each woman represents a different element in nature. For me, it was also about the place I live, where the mountains meet the sea.
The album’s focus lies on coming back to the four elements of human nature: water, earth, air and fire. The album in itself is an equilibrium of Caribbean, electrofolkroric dance, and grounding guitar. With 2021 ahead of us, this was the kind of grounding we needed- and there’s a track for every season.
Listen up below!