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Jorge Drexler presents the new single “La Guerrilla de la Concordia," a call to empathy against a backdrop of hate. It is a global call to break out of the self-absorption that has confined our world in recent times.

In a way, the single is the inverse of Drexler's song “Codo con Codo,” an introspective song which was released at the beginning of lockdown. If that song closed a door, his new single vigorously reopens it.

“La Guerrilla de la Concordia” anticipates an era of long-awaited reunions. As Drexler puts it: “We live in times of reopening. We open ourselves up, we are in groups, we share space and we miss such simple pleasures as singing in a room with others.”

The latest creation from the award-winning Uruguayan singer-songwriter is a collaborative effort. He is accompanied by the Spanish choir Gospel Factory, whose voices play a major role. The choir is joined by musicians Borja Barrueta (percussion), Martin Leiton (bass) and Juan Pietranera (piano), with production by Drexler and Carles “Campi” Campón.

The music video, directed by Didi Domenech, represents the song’s themes, letting the lyrics speak for themselves. "It was difficult for us to transmit the energy of the song without the presence of the choir," Drexler explains. "We wanted to give the video that grain of truth, and I think we achieved it, imprinting that strength that Gospel Factory showed in the studio. And Domenech contributed something that I don’t have: the aesthetic vision of what is happening, imprinting that energy without intermediation nor artifice.”

It is not a coincidence that this track is dropping on July 7. It marks the fourth anniversary of the release of his song “Telefonía," the first preview of his most recent studio album, the multi-award winning 'Salvavidas de Hielo.' If “Telefonía” was about communication in an intimate setting, “La Guerrilla de la Concordia” broaches the subject in a collective sense: Love one another!

The release of “La Guerrilla de la Concordia” also coincides with the 80th birthday of the Spanish philosopher Antonio Escohotado, to whom Jorge dedicates this song, along with an epigraph at the top of the lyrics sheet.

This eagerly awaited new material leads into his long-anticipated summer tour of Spain. After 16 months without being able to perform for an in-person audience, Jorge will regain his proximity and connection with his audience as they communicate with each other.

Press release courtesy of Paul Dryden


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