Latin musical sensation La Santa Cecilia announced that British musician Elvis Costello will lend his vocals for the collaborative song, “Losing Game” on the band’s new album “Treinta Días” (Thirty Days).
The singer behind “She”, “Pump it Up” and “Alison” was excited about being invited to write some lyrics for the song “Losing Game” with La Santa Cecilia’s lead singer “La Marisoul.”
“Ever since La Marisoul and I exchanged lyrics in Spanish and in English for the song ‘No Let Me Be Misunderstood’ at the Wiltern Theatre a year ago, I hoped we would have an opportunity to collaborate again,” said Costello in a press release.
Costello talked about the feelings of “power and joy” that the new songs from “Treinta Días” express, especially “El Hielo (ICE)”, the first single released March 5 on iTunes, from the album set to be released in May.
In the first single, the band, consisting of Alex Bendaña, Jose “Pepe” Carlos and Miguel “Oso” Ramírez, narrate the daily struggle that immigrants who work hard to give their families a better future face, including potentially being deported and getting separated from their loved ones.
The Los Angles group mixes sounds of different cultures in the United States, including blues, jazz and rock combined with sounds that reflect their Mexican and Latin American heritage of “cumbia,” “bossa nova,” “bolera” and tango.
La Santa Cecilia began their career in Los Angeles’ historic Olvera Street where they performed for tourists. Their unique sound earned them a Latin Grammy nomination in 2011 for “La Negra.” They recently signed with the Universal Music Latino label.