Ozomatli is going the reggae route with the latest single from its forthcoming album, Marching On.
The band premiered its new single, ‘Sunsets‘ Friday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming record, which is scheduled for release July 15 through Blue Elan Records. Its release follows those of the record’s other singles, ‘Sacude,’ ‘Mi Destino,’ and ‘Fellas’.
As noted, the musical arrangement featured in ‘Sunsets’ is a light, reggae-tinged composition. It is completely unlike the arrangements featured in the record’s current singles in that nature. It will appeal easily to fans of Sublime, Jack Johnson, and The Dirty Heads.
Front man Raul Pacheco talked about the song’s positive lyrical message in a prepared statement.
“’Sunsets’ is about the city of LA, traveling from the east side to the beach and all of those special moments in between,” Pacheco said. “We wish they could last forever but even beautiful sunsets have to end sometime. The inspiration came from the ending of beautiful things, sometimes it’s relationships, sometimes it’s important parts of your life. When you’re looking at a sunset, it’s just for a moment – you really have just a few minutes to capture this image because then it’s gone. For me, there’s something about that – about life, about how we live, there are beautiful things everywhere but they might not be permanent and you might as well enjoy it while you can.”
In other news, Ozomatli is scheduled to launch a tour in support of its new album May 15 in Redondo Beach, CA. The tour is scheduled to run through Sept. 18 in Long Beach, CA and includes stops in Pelham, TN; Taos, NM and Fort Collins, CO.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
Ozomatli on tour
5/15/22 – Redondo Beach, CA – BeachLife Festival
5/16/22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Venice West (BeachLife afterparty)
5/22/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Getty 25 Celebrates Lincoln Heights/East L.A.
5/29/22 – Taos, New Mexico – Kit Carson Park
5/30/22 – Pelham, TN – Dia de Los Muertos in the Caverns (A PBS Television Event – with Los Lobos)
6/17/22 – Menlo Park, CA – The Guild Theatre
6/18/22 – Mammoth Lakes, CA – The Village at Mammoth
6/19/22 – Ukiah, CA – Todd Grove Park (Sundays in the Park)
6/23/22 – Fullerton, CA – Craig Regional Park (OC Parks Summer Concert Series)
7/16/22 – Ventura , CA – Ventura Pier (Surf Rodeo)
7/28/22 – Ridgway, CO – Hartwell Park
7/29/22 – Fort Collins, CO – Washington’s
7/31/22 – Carbondale, CO – Sopris Park (Carbondale Mountain Fair)
9/02/22 – Silverthorne, CO – Rainbow Park
9/15/22 – Long Beach, CA – The Old School Cruise
9/16/22 – Long Beach, CA – The Old School Cruise
9/17/22 – Long Beach, CA – The Old School Cruise
9/18/22 – Long Beach, CA – The Old School Cruise
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