One month before the premiere of Cirque de Soleil’s show based on the story and the music of the Argentine rock band comes the first track from the soundtrack. The Cirque production, titled Sép7imo Día — No Descansaré, has made possible what fans thought they would never hear — a new album by Soda Stereo. It’s release is expected to coincide with the debut of the show in Buenos Aires on March 9.
Like other tracks on the album, “En el Séptimo Día” is a new version of a well-known song (the original was included on the album Cancion Animal.) It features a previously unheard recording of the late Gustavo Cerati’s vocal, which opens the new track, and a revamped guitar arrangement.
The album represents a year of work by drummer Charly Alberti and bassist Zeta Bosio, the two surviving members of Soda Stereo, who who have gone through Soda’s legacy, to, as Alberti explained to Billboard, “take apart the songs and then totally rebuild them.”
A video that accompanies the release of the new track will give viewers a taste of the affect that the show can be expected to have on Soda fans: smiles, chills and probably some tears. The clip is a montage of candid moments from Soda’s glory days, when they traveled — and conquered — Latin America (and discovered the U.S. and Canada), recalling the band members 1980s hairstyles, evolving fashion and the enormous, rapt crowds at their concerts.
Listen to “En el Séptimo Día” below.