“La Luz” is a propulsive fusion of Colombian Cumbia, EDM, and Latin Alt. Rock that captures seduction in the darkness. With nearly Two Million views already, the recently released video for “La Luz” finds Juanes bringing viewers into the midst of a joyous street party in Old Town Cartagena when the lights go out.
“Dynamic, seductive, engaging and exhilarating are the words that bring life to Juanes new single, ‘La Luz.’ The track is a fusion between authentic Colombian beats and Latin Alternative rock with a touch of electro-cumbia; in other words, it has the Juanes distinctive sound. … an engaging dance explosion waiting to happen”- Voxxi
“Juanes has been on fire, and his future only looks brighter with the release of ‘La Luz.’ …an up tempo party, the track explores the electrifying connection between two people when the lights suddenly go out.” – Huffington Post
· With Growing Anticipation For Juanes’ Upcoming New Album (Produced By Steve Lillywhite -With The Collaboration Of Emmanuel “Meme” del Real of Café Tacvba), The Colombian Rock Superstar’s Social Media Numbers Continue To Surge - Now Exceeding 15 Million Followers Between Twitter, Facebook & More.
· After Performances Last Year On The Grammy Awards & Opening The First May Sweeps Episode of Dancing With The Stars … Juanes Ended 2013 As The Opening Performer Of CBS’ Primetime Broadcast Of The Kennedy Center Honors.
Paying Tribute To Honoree Carlos Santana, Juanes Joined With Tom Morello For A Performance of “Black Magic Woman” - Followed By A Rousing Version Of “Oye Como Va” With Additional Guest Fher Olvera of Maná
With the chart-topping success of JUANES: MTV Unplugged, the world’s foremost Latin Rock artist showcased new interpretations of his most beloved songs in a more intimate and orchestral setting. The album went on to win last year’s Latin Grammy for Album of the Year, (his genre-leading 19th), and this-year’s GRAMMY for Best Latin Pop Album” – where Juanes was also the only Latin artist to perform on the Grammy telecast. But when it came time for Juanes to take the album on tour, fan demand across the world precluded performances in such small venues one would normally play acoustically. So, Juanes responded with the presentation of his “Loud & Unplugged” tour – which saw he and his band of highly skilled musicians keep the acoustic instrument spirit of his unplugged project, but with the rock energy of his previous arena and stadium level shows. Bringing those two world’s together in large size theater spaces, Juanes’ “Loud & Unplugged Tour” was the most extensive Latin music tour of the year and met with wide praise for its level of musicianship and energy. Following two sold-out performances at the famed Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Times declared: “the show confirms Juanes as the rare artist — in company with the likes of Bono, and Bruce Springsteen— with the power to inspire beyond the arena walls.”
Creatively charged by the tour, Juanes quickly returned to the studio with his acoustic guitar in hand, but with an additional creative partner won over by the very special tour. Famed rock producer Steve Lillywhite (who has helmed the studio boards for U2, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey & more) flew to Colombia to see Juanes perform in his hometown of Medellin, and the two like-minded musical spirits from opposite hemispheres immediately bonded, and began working together from initial planning in the mountains of Colombia to recordings in Los Angeles. The resulting new music marks Steve Lillywhite’s first Spanish language project, and is done in collaboration with an additional expert on the intersection of boundary pushing rock and Latin culture –with the participation of producer/musician Emmanuel “Meme” del Real of Café Tacvba.
While the full results of this creative summit will not be unveiled until the Spring of 2014, a first taste arrives now with the global release of Juanes’ new single “La Luz” (The Light). While Juanes is often known as a consciously outspoken observer of challenges facing our world, he has long been equally at home – with some of his biggest hits – pairing mesmerizing Latin rhythms with lyric explorations of how attraction, lust and intimacy can take hold of us. With “La Luz” Juanes musically drives us onto a dance floor in Cartagena (just as summer weather arrives in Colombia) and wonders how far seduction in the darkness will go when the lights lose power – leaving only the electricity of two lovers entwined in the darkness.
With six solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 15 million copies, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist --both a 2-time GRAMMY and 19-time LATIN GRAMMY winner with eight #1 singles on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart. Hailed as “the first truly international rock star to emerge from Latin America” (AP) and “a soulful poet…Latin America's hottest singer-songwriter (NY Times), Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of over 15 million fans. The Colombian superstar’s dedication as a global activist also extends far beyond his passionate lyrics and is seen in his wide ranging charitable work for his own Mi Sangre Foundation and as a co-founder of the "Paz sin Fronteras" (Peace Without Borders) organization., which utilizes music to unite populaces regardless of political or geographic divides and advocates that all people are entitled to the basic human right of peace.