Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarrista CARLOS SANTANA has announced the first single from his impressive new star-studded album, “Blessings and Miracles”
The humdinger single, titled “Move ” is a highly anticipated reunion with the Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas (Santana co-wrote and performed the hit “Smooth” with him back in 1999.)
The new song also features the undeniable vocal talents of the New York City alternative rockers American Authors (Zac Barnett takes the lead spot in the second verse!)
“When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous…”Carlos Santana
The single will be released to radio on August 18, ahead of the full-length album, which will air worldwide through BMG on October 15, 2021.
“‘Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened,” says Santana.
“It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob. The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”
Ahead of the release of Blessings and Miracles, Santana and his band will mark their long-awaited return to the concert stage after a year off. On August 25, Santana will resume his multi-year residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas (shows run from August 25 thru September. 4, with additional dates from November 3 toDecember 11th.
Santana’s Blessings and Miracles tour begins on September 11 at the Borgata Spa & Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, and will make stops in Richmond, VA, Orlando, Augusta, Tulsa, and more before it concludes on October 2 at the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, OK.
Santana has long been the visionary force behind art that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural, conceptual, and geographic boundaries. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass and recently celebrated three milestones: – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas.
His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Africa Speaks (2019) has been described as “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” (New York Times.)
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Move is out August 18 2021. Meanwhile, check “Smooth” below