Carlos Santana and Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas have reunited for a new single titled, “Move,” which drops on August 18th. “Move” pairs Santana and Thomas together again over two decades after 1999’s multiple Grammy-winning smash “Smooth.” The song serves as the teaser to Santana‘s upcoming album, Blessings And Miracles, set for release on October 15th.
In a statement announcing the new project, Carlos Santana said, “‘Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened. It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob. The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself — y’know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”
Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas recalled how he came to work with Santana, and what the real basis of “Smooth” is: “I was talking to my publisher about doing some writing, and they got a call, ‘Y’know, Santana’s making a record, and he’s working with a bunch of people, and he’d like you to do something,’ y’know? And it was all kind of inspired by my wife, which is always a special. . . makes it more fun. The entire record was, it was such a magical thing that it just. . . y’know, it was like this huge parade, and you, you get to be a part of it, y’know?”
On August 25th, Santana kicks off its eight night Las Vegas residency at House Of Blues.