Portugal. The Man may or may not have a crystal ball, but what they definitely do have is a cover of “Santeria.”
The “Feel It Still” outfit has put a spin on the Sublime classic, featuring lead vocals from band member Zoe Manville.
“Ever since the very beginnings of Portugal. The Man, there has been a conversation centered around Portugal. The Woman,” says guitarist Eric Howk. “Last summer, we wanted to take that conversation a step further. As a touring band that still couldn’t tour due to health and safety concerns, and with [frontman] John [Gourley] out of town working on the vocals for the upcoming PTM album, we decided to take advantage of the moment by recording some tracks in [keyboardist] Kyle [O’Quin‘s] basement with Zoe on lead vocals.”
“As we were working on several ’90s covers for [a radio show], we got a call to perform in support of the PDX March for Reproductive Rights,” Howk continues. “We jumped at the opportunity and got to let Zoe shine on lead vocals during a five-song Portugal. The Woman set, and shared one of the most inspiring moments any of us have ever had on a stage. This track hopes to capture that spirit of hope and warmth.”
You can listen to the “Santeria” cover streaming exclusively on Amazon Music.
Portugal. The Man released a new single called “What, Me Worry?” earlier this year. At the time, the band announced that a new album would be dropping in June, though no title or exact release date has been revealed yet.
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