This new material, which we have called "Ver El Sol" (See The Sun), includes the following 4 brand new tunes on it:
- Víboras (Cumbia)
- American Dream (Rock/Salsa Fusion)
- Solo Un Día (Reggae/Cumbia)
- Cautivado (Salsa/Latin/Dancehall)
In addition to these songs, Ver El Sol will also have 2 bonus tracks on it that feature the late Nosotros singer/instrumentalis/frontman, David "Dave" Diaz. . One of those tracks is a remixed version of "Mama Tierra" that was put together by our bass player, Gilbert Uribe, and includes an inedited saxophone solo by Dave. I really think you will like this cut. The other bonus track is a different version of the cumbia "Viboras," that features David Diaz, once again, on vocals. We like to think of these songs as a tribute to a person that has been, and will be, a very important part of Nosotros.
Altogether, the elaboration of this EP has been a great experience for Nosotros. Most of all, the process of writing new music is, and has always been, something that is very important to the band and really allows us to be as imaginative with our music as we can possibly be. Everybody in the group participated in the creation of these new songs, providing for a big mixture of musical influences, harmonic ideas, song theme, and lyrical content.
In addition to the writing/composition collaboration between the group, the other rewarding part of this project is that "Ver El Sol" is entirely self-produced. Dennis Jasso did an extraordinary job engineering the album and has gone far and beyond to make sure that everyone in the band has been happy with their participation in the recording. Self-production is something new for the band and I must say it's something we really enjoyed. It does take a lot of hard work and dedication, but that makes us so much more proud of this material.
Nosotros features Carlos Fontana on vocals; Shane Derk on flamenco and electric guitars; Randy Sanchez on flamenco guitar and Cuban tres; Gilbert Uribe (AdLIb) on bass; Dennis Jasso on vocals and drums; Manuel Ramirez on Saxophones, Vocals, and percussion. The musicians bring together individual styles influenced by many different genres. When combined, a unique, hybrid sound is produced, versatile enough for performances in large venues as well as small intimate settings.