Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas are back with their first collaboration since the 1999 megahit ‘Smooth’.
The duo have shared their first single from Santana’s forthcoming album, Blessings and Miracles, entitled ‘Move’.
The track sounds as though no time has passed between their two outings, and you can take that whichever way you please. For some it will be a dose of nostalgia, others a swaggering return to electric form, and for many a dated offering that should’ve stayed in the glossy-eyed pre-millennium.
The pair are also joined by American Authors, with the US rock band’s lead singer Zac Barnett taking centre stage in the second verse.
Santana explained in a statement how the new effort came about, stating: “’Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened. It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes.”
Adding: “I just knew I had to record it with Rob,” he continued. “The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”
The album will also feature appearances from Kirk Hammett, Chris Stapleton, Rick Rubin, Diane Warren, Steve Winwood, Corey Glover, Ally Brooke, Narada Michael Walden and the late Chick Corea.
The album is set for release via BMG on October 15th. You can check out the single below.