‘Algo Azul‘ is taken from Escovedo’s album ‘La Cruzada; which is released on August 27th, via Yep Roc. It might sound somewhat familiar – it’s the Spanish language edition of the 2018 album ‘The Crossing‘, it was previously available as a Record Store Day special. The 17-song album tells the story of two young immigrants to the U.S., who bond over a mutual love of punk rock as they struggle with the racism and discrimination as immigrants.
Translated and recorded in Spanish, the album’s lead vocals are helmed by Alex Ruiz (Del Castillo), who overlaid Spanish vocals on the original album’s instrumental tracks and features guest vocals from Patricia Vonne, Vanessa Del Fierro, and Escovedo. Escovedo worked with Ruiz to translate the songs together. “I chose Alex because he has a greater command of the Spanish language, and having his voice, especially with this material, story and songs, takes it to a different level than my voice did,” offers Escovedo. In addition, Ruiz’s bandmate Rick del Castillo helped produce the session.