- 16 Feb 23
Rodrigo y Gabriela are best known for hit songs like 'Tamacun', 'Hanuman' or 'Mettavolution'.
Award-winning guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their landmark new album and shared Ireland dates for their upcoming tour.
Rodrigo y Gabriela will visit Dublin's Vicar Street on October 16th before heading to Mandela Hall, Belfast on October 17th, 2023. For ticket info, click here.
The pair's sixth studio album IN BETWEEN THOUGHTS...A NEW WORLD will be released on April 21st via ATO Records.Pre-orders are now available.
While the North America Headline Tour will kick off in May, the Irish dates have been set for October 2023. There will be a show at Vicar Street in Dublin on 16th October and another at Mandela Hall in Belfast on 17th October.
Rodrigo y Gabriela self-produced the album at their record studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. It is long anticipated since the duo's Grammy Award-winning album Mettavolution in 2019.
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IN BETWEEN THOUGHTS…A NEW WORLD will be "a spontaneously composed unified work primed to bring about the same expansion of consciousness that inspired its creation,“ it says in the press release. For this time, the duo will expand their sound by using a variety of inventive electronic as well as orchestral elements.
To celebrated the announcement Rodrigo y Gabriela yesterday released their first single with music video 'Descending To Nowhere'.
The video was directed by filmmaker and broadcaster Ollalo Rubio, who is best known for his creation of experimental films like This Is Not a Movie (2010) or Gimme The Power (2012).
Check out the new video below.
“The video is based on a specific chapter/segment of a storyline written by Rodrigo y Gabriela where a character has a spiritual journey towards non-dualism,” says director Olallo Rubio. “So this video is just a small part of a larger story. They always imagined this world in animation, but we thought it’d be conceptually interesting to start in this dark, bleak, live action world and then enter the animated universe in colour.“
To realise the project Rubio searched for help from different artists. "I called artists Andy Butler (UK) and Pogo (Mexico), with whom I worked before on a documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky [the Chilean multi-disciplinary artist] because I knew they’d understand the spiritual/surreal concept we were developing,“ Rubio continued.
Furthermore, 'Descending to Nowhere' is the culmination of Rodrigo y Gabriela's powerful Stages cycle, which consisted of nine mini-videos introducing the faceless characters that drive Rodrigo y Gabriela's powerful narrative.
Rodrigo y Gabriela are quick to note the charming spontaneity that guided their process while creating IN BETWEEN THOUGHTS…A NEW WORLD.
“I think one of the main things we’ll take away from this experience is to let the music flow, let it live and breathe without judging it first,” says Gabriela.
“We didn’t work on this record thinking, ‘Let’s share this message with the world’ - we’re not interested in preaching anything,” says Rodrigo. “If it benefits people in any way to learn about this, then that’s wonderful. But for us it was a way to explore something that’s brought us a lot of peace and freedom - something that we love talking about because it’s changed our lives in an incredible way.”
Tickets for the live tour can be purchased here. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below.
IN BETWEEN THOUGHTS...A NEW WORLD tracklist:
2. The Eye That Catches The Dream
4. Descending To Nowhere
5. Seeking Unreality
6. The Ride Of The Mind
7. Broken Rage
8. Finding Myself Leads Me To You
9. In Between Thoughts…A New World