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Santana’s New Album Blessings and Miracles Is Out Today

Watch the EPK to see how the star-studded album came together

On Blessings and Miracles – out today via BMG – music legend and guitar master Carlos Santana delivers one of the most ambitious, inspired, and flat-out magical records of his storied career. There are genre-bending, hook-filled celebrations featuring Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, G-Eazy, American Authors and Ally Brooke, and thrilling feats of bravura musicianship that pair the guitar master with fellow icons like Chick Corea and Steve Winwood, and knockout rockers with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Living Colour’s Corey Glover, among others.

Watch the EPK

HERE

Listen to Blessings and Miracles

HERE

“Meeting once again at the intersection of American pop and Latin flair, [Rob] Thomas showcases his signature vocals over Santana’s dizzying guitar, congas and a lively horn section…there’s a similarly gigantic energy [to ‘Smooth’] on ‘Move’ that’s fit for both afternoon cookouts and dance clubs.” – San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Joy,’ as its title suggests, is a celebratory, uplifting track, though that euphoria is couched in a heavy, yearning groove that blends elements of reggae, blues, gospel, and country.”

Rolling Stone

“On ‘Move,’ it sounds as if 22 years never passed since ‘Smooth.’” – American Songwriter

“[‘Move’ is] a summery Latin rock single” – Billboard

“As per the name, the track [‘Joy’] is a joy to listen to, and was composed by [Santana and Stapleton] with the intention of being a ‘healing force’ to combat ‘fear in the world’. And how do the duo go about achieving this goal? Well, with some irresistible guitar licks, smooth grooves and dense vocal swirls, of course.” – Guitar World

“The latest album from the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and San Francisco icon follows a similar formula to 1999’s triumphant ‘Supernatural,’ with a guest list that is just as sparkling…But the most meaningful additions for the Latin blues rock pioneer are probably the vocals and keyboards from his son Salvador on ‘Rumbalero’ and the lead vocals by his daughter Stella on ‘Breathing Underwater.’ – San Francisco Chronicle

“It’s the best kind of duet album, allowing Santana to sound like himself while at the same time allowing guest artists to do what they do best.” – RIFF Magazine

“A genuine representation of Santana’s music as they roll into another decade.” – Ultimate Classic Rock

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Legendary Guitarist Carlos Santana Spreads Peace, Love, Light and “Joy” on New Song with Chris Stapleton

“Joy” is the fourth song off Santana’s star-studded new album, Blessings and Miracles, due out Oct. 15 on BMG

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 11, 2021) – Multi-Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has released the fourth song off his star-studded, masterful new album, Blessings and Miracles (out via BMG on October 15), a collaboration with acclaimed Grammy-winning musician Chris Stapleton, who also produced the track, on the soul-enriching “Joy.”

Listen to “Joy” HERE.

Watch the Animated Cover Video of “Joy” HERE.

Pre-order Blessings and Miracles HERE.

Spend a few minutes around Carlos Santana, and you’re bound to hear the word “joy” more than a few times, so it’s only fitting that the album’s fourth song, which teams the guitarist with Stapleton, is called “Joy.”

It’s a marvel that unfolds almost cinematically – one can envision mountain vistas and expansive plains – blending country, reggae, blues and gospel with a widescreen sing-along chorus. Stapleton is in peak form, plaintive and passionate, and Santana’s guitar playing, each immaculate solo and response, rises to meet him.

“I was very intrigued to work with Chris,” Santana says. “We talked on the phone about the Covid situation and how there’s so much fear in the world, and I said, ‘We need to create music as a healing force. We must bring hope and courage and disinfect twisted minds infected with darkness.’ That gave him the ammunition to write such incredible words. Somewhere I said, ‘flying on the wings of angels,’ so it’s a collaboration. And what an incredible song it is. The choir in it – it’s like the Staple Singers.”

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