Ghetto Kumbé have shared the second single “Sola” off of their upcoming self-tilted debut album out July 31st via ZZK Records. A second preview of what’s to come from the project “Sola” is a dreamy escape from the current state of the world.
With everything in the world at a stand still, all confined with the frustration of an unpredictable future, Ghetto Kumbé embarks on an astral journey giving wings to escape the nightmare of chaos and overwhelming feelings during this time. It is a song that makes transcends our minds into something light, like the wind that breaks in the waves, crossing mountains and dreams, free from fear and from this world that is falling apart.
According to Edgardo Garcés ‘Guajiro’, director and singer of the band, “Sola” is a way of saying that we have to remove all the bad that is inside us. “It is learning to live with all this, because time passes. Everything we go through, those negative feelings and thoughts, we also have to let them fly.”
Ghetto Kumbé brings political content to an Afrofuturist mixture of sounds that spread between Latin America, Africa, and Europe. The track’s hard-hitting yet light-hearted beat is highlighted by an ominous toll, signaling a call to the people to defend their rights and land. The gaita, a traditional instrument originally played by the indigenous people of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, provides a smooth, melodic background layer to lyrics of resistance and African-influenced drum breaks. Oliver Williams aka The Busy Twist (UK) adds his own touch as co-producer of this track and those to come on the upcoming album on ZZK Records. The pre-order for the upcoming LP is available here.