This week’s download comes from the legendary Alejandro Escovedo and his latest album “Burn Something Beautiful.” You have seven days to download his new song “Heartbeat Smile.”
Renowned singer/songwriter, Alejandro Escovedo, is set to deliver Burn Something Beautiful on October 28th. The new album, Escovedo’s first solo endeavor since 2012’s highly acclaimed Big Station, is in actuality, a highly collaborative affair. Teaming with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) to co-write the album’s songs, Escovedo also enlisted the pair to act as the project’s producers.
Escovedo and company take some mighty big swings here. At once a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality, and the healing power of love, Burn Something Beautiful connects repeatedly with Escovedo’s soulful heart and voice at its core. Recorded at Portland’s Type Foundry studio, the project coalesced with the help of an esteemed group of musicians. They include guitarist Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), drummer John Moen (The Decemberists), vocalists Corin Tucker (SleaterKinney), Kelly Hogan (Neko Case) and saxophonist Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).
Download the song below.