Premiere: Catalina Brings Two Worlds Together In Her New Single, "Blood, Sweat, Tears"
If you only listen to one song by Catalina, this should be the one. Through tight latin beats, storytelling lyrics, and soaring guitar lines, Catalina’s latest release titled “Blood, Sweat, Tears” tells you about heritage, purpose, and the realization that home lives inside of you. This is a song that embodies Catalina as a songwriter, highlights her band’s strengths, and shows that this is a group of musicians who can pull together the perfect team to make a masterful and beautiful recording.
Catalina grew up in Chile until 2011 when she left to pursue a music degree at the University of New Haven in Connecticut. While she was excited about this new adventure she was embarking on, once she got there she found herself struggling with the concept of home. After graduating she planned to stay in America and move to Nashville with her new husband (and current guitarist), Jon Galvin, to take over the world through music. She says:
“I had a disconnect with my home, roots and heritage that made it bittersweet to leave Chile. Being apart from the people I loved was hard, but being apart from a culture where I didn't think I could flourish as a musician motivated me. At the same time though, that disconnect made it easier for me to come back to my most authentic self and to reconnect with the part of me that is Chilean. It only took moving halfway across the world in order to find that piece of me that was always there, ha! Funny how that works?”
“Blood, Sweat, Tears” is the first co-written song by Catalina and her bandmates. It walks you through Catalina’s memories and Chile’s geographical landscape while entwining the realization and freedom that home is more of a feeling in your bones than it is a place on a map. To Catalina, home is the first chapter of your story that you will always hold onto, but don’t necessarily need to live in forever.
When you listen to the song below, listen for the latin undertones in the drum beats by Miles McPherson. Listen for the gang vocals riding underneath the last two chorus’s where Catalina’s band, recording engineer, and producer sing “Sangre, Sudor, Lágrimas” (Blood, Sweat, Tears) in Spanish, really bringing two worlds together. And while you dive into the whole experience, look at the single artwork by Shelby Foldy of Mount El Colorado. This is the view Catalina grew up with in her home town that she describes so vividly in the song.
“Blood, Sweat, Tears” will be available worldwide on January 19th, 2018! (You can pre-order it here.) To celebrate the occasion, Catalina will be playing a release show at Radio Cafe on February 1st and you’re going to want to be there (her band is straight-up fire on stage)! If you have an ear for up-and-coming talent, you’ll know that you need to follow Catalina on Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify to be there as she takes off for world domination. She also has a full album in the works that will hopefully be released by Fall of 2018. I know we just got a song from her, but I’m already excited for more!
For more about the awesome team behind this release:
Produced and Mixed by: J. Hall, http://www.j-hall.net
Engineered by: Nickolas Blazina, https://www.facebook.com/nickolasblazinamusic
Guitars: Jonathan Galvin and Justin Costello
Bass by: Evan Pitonzo
Drums by: Miles McPherson
Single Artwork by: Shelby Foldy, http://shelbyfoldy.com
BST Concept Shots Photographed by: Mika Matin, http://mikamatin.co
Music Video *Coming Soon* by: Charlie Ropp, http://www.charlesropp.com