For Immediate Release
Locos Por Juana New Single “Tu Sonrisa”
New song is off upcoming 2023 Album!
Locos Por Juana Will Perform for FREE on Dec. 15
@ Miami Beach Bandshell
Locos Por Juana to Release New Live EP with Sugarshhack
(Miami, FL) – Locos Por Juana is proud to release their new single “Tu Sonrisa” out now. The new song is an upbeat, feel good reggae love song with a simple request for a smile. Like the old adage, “Your smile makes me smile,” the new song celebrates the love of and longing for a simple gift. “Tu Sonrisa” is the third single to drop ahead of their new album due out early 2023 with Rock the Moon. Save the new song here: https://empire.ffm.to/tusonrisa
Itawe lead singer and songwriter comments, “Tu Sonrisa talks about the most Beautiful expression, the smile . It talks about the importance of being happy and how a simple smile can change the world. It is the perfect vaccine to heal the world.”
The instrumental track for “Tu Sonrisa” was written by Mark Kondrat and recorded at his Blue Room Studios in Miami. Itawe was inspired by lush, beautiful chord progression and extended harmonies in the riddim,and proceeded to write the inspired hook:
“Tu Sonrisa, Tu Sonrisa,
Yo quiero un poquito más.
Tu Sonrisa, Tu Sonrisa,
Yo quiero felicidad.”
Mark Kondrat adds, “Tu Sonrisa is one of my favorite new songs from Locos Por Juana. There is nothing more pure or beautiful than a smile. And one Smile can change your mood, make you glow and fill you with love.” He continues, “Not only is smiling a symbol for happiness and love but it also promotes good health by sending happy signals to your brain. And maybe even more importantly, as Mother Teresa was quoted as saying, ‘Peace begins with a smile.’”
The new single comes out on the heels of the critically acclaimed and deeply personal song, “Redemption,” and Locos Por Juana’s “Mundo en Llamas”, the Spanish cover of Stick Figure’s epic “World on Fire.” All the new singles released are leading up to their next album Redemption due out in early 2023.
In addition to the new single and upcoming album, Locos Por Juana, in partnership with Sugarshack, will release their live performance EP, Locos Por Juana (Live at Sugarshack Sessions)! The new EP is the live performance of select song from the critically acclaimed album Crazy For Jane. Filmed and recorded in the intimate home studio backyard, Sugarshack Sessions creates visually stunning performances. You can catch a preview of the new EP and live performance here.
Just in time for this winter holiday, Locos Por Juana will be performing fan favorites alongside new music at the Miami Beach Bandshell. The event is in collaboration with Rhythm Foundation. This event is FREE with RSVP, check here for more details: https://miamibeachbandshell.com/event/north-beach-social-locos-por-juana/#
Date: Dec 15, 2022
Starting: 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Tickets Free with RSVP
Venue: MIAMI BEACH BANDSHELL
7275 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
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Locos Por Juana is the Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY nominated band, known for their bilingual songs and high energy performances. They have created a unique blend of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and rock that they have coined “that Island swing.” Pulling from their collective cultural backgrounds with band members hailing from Miami, Vermont and Colombia, Locos Por Juana has captured the heart and soul of the new generation.
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For Immediate Release
Locos Por Juana To Release Their Most Personal Recording To Date
“Redemption” Due Out On September 16th
(Miami, FL) – Locos Por Juana is excited to announce their newest single from their forthcoming album, the title track “Redemption” is due out on September 16th.
Adding a throwback sound to their signature “that island swing,” Dean Fishback (Keys) explains, “It is a classic 80’s “Black Uhuru” style reggae, militant and triumphant.” And like the roots reggae forefathers, “Redemption” hits on themes of healing and hope. Mark Kondrat guitarist reflects, “After all that has happened in the last few years, It’s time for our Redemption as a band, as fathers, as citizens of this Earth and as a world. This song is our Redemption… ”
The new song was composed and recorded with the intent to be the opening interlude on the new album, however, inspiration struck the lead singer, and songwriter, Itawe. He says, “I was inspired to talk about my addiction to drugs and alcohol. And how through my higher power I conquered life. It’s an inspiration to give hope to people to love themselves and self-healing through music and meditation.”
“The idea came through during my recovery. We started when Mark (guitar) sent me the track and I started writing my personal journey to where I am today.” He continues, “It’s my personal story. I felt it was necessary to tell people the truth about my life. I felt I needed it to make amends to all our fans and to all the people and families that suffered through this process.”
The original instrumental for the single was recorded at Mark Kondrat’s Blue Room Studio in Miami, FL, in the summer of 2021, with fellow Locos Por Juana bandmembers, Dave Pransky on bass and Dean Fishback on piano and keys. Additional keyboard tracks were recorded at Dean Fishback’s Studio, 7 Hills Studio. The vocals and remaining production were recorded at Flow State Studios in Miami, FL.
Locos Por Juana is the Latin GRAMMY and GRAMMY nominated band, known for their bilingual songs and high energy performances. They have created a unique blend of reggae, funk, cumbia, salsa, and rock that they have coined “that Island swing.” Pulling from their collective cultural backgrounds with bandmembers hailing from Miami, Vermont and Colombia, Locos Por Juana has captured the heart and soul of the new generation.
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