Calexico “Harness The Wind” – I’ll tell you where the four winds dwell

Photo credit: Holly Andres

With a sound pitched between the red hot desert and the Columbian folk sounds of cumbia, Calexico’s latest song from the new album ‘El Mirador’ (out April 8th) is going to dance across your ears like a soothing zephyr.  Or, as singer and Calexico co-founder Joey Burns puts it: “When we recorded “Harness the Wind” it felt like we tapped into a spark of bright light and positivity.  Everything fell together quickly and naturally. With the shiny electric guitar weaving in and out of John and Sergio’s propelling drums and bass, the song always had a vibe that stood out from the other songs. We sent the tracks to Sam Beam to add his vocals on the chorus which made the tune float even more. It’s a song about hope and sharing compassion to fellow travellers and dreamers who are trying to find their way.” 

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