“Somos Familia,” NY Mets closer Jeurys Familia’s new walkout song, will be released as a single this Friday, April 8, the same day that the Mets play their opening home game against the Phillies.
Fellow Dominican Zacarías Ferreira, a popular bachata artist known for his rootsy yet contemporary style, composed the song expressly for the pitcher.
Wth a title and lyrics that play on Familia’s name (“We Are Family”), the catchy song, performed by Ferreira, is a definite crowd pleaser, with appeal for both old school bachata fans and younger New Yorkers raised on Aventura and Romeo Santos: that means that it hits right to the multigenerational Latino members in the stands at Citi Field.
Familia’s new inspirational theme song also tells baseball fans what they want to hear on the field, assuring, in Spanish, that he is “ready to give every drop of my sweat and my blood here.”
“Somos Familia” will play at Friday’s home opener if Familia closes out the game.
Meanwhile, listen to “Somos Familia” now, exclusively on Billboard.