Jorge Drexler Releases New Single: Listen

Jorge Drexler

Rapper Ana Tijoux joins the Uruguayan singer-songwriter on "Universos Paralelos," the first single of Drexler's upcoming album

Jorge Drexler, the erudite singer-songwriter with "the wobbly knees" has released the first single from his new, "mostly danceable" album, "Bailar en la cueva."

The Uruguayan singer-songwriter is known for his self-described "intellectual air" and poetic songs with memorable lyrics that often speak about relationships in terms of scientific principles and astral metaphors. His last release was an app that "transforms songs into experiences."

"Musicians don't dance," he sang nerdily in "Don de Fluir," a track from his breakthrough 2004 album "Eco." "Thanks but no, no I don't dance…I have wobbly knees."

On "Universos Paralelos," released today to digital stores and on YouTube with a video of two revolving disco balls, Drexler takes a turn with Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux to a breezy Brazilian beat.

On "Bailar en la Cueva," the Oscar-winning and multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy-nominated Drexler "risks more than ever with sound and a global concept," according to his record company, Warner Music Spain. He recorded the album in Bogota and Madrid, with collaborations by Caetano Veloso and Colombian collective Frente Cumbiero.

"Bailar en la Cueva" is set for release March 25. Tours in Spain and Latin America will follow.

Tijoux's new album, streets March 18 on Nacional Records.


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