Diego Garcia - "You Were Never There" MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

13 July 2010

Former Elefant leader breaks free to channel the sounds of Julio Iglesias, Sandro and Jose Jose.

Diego Garcia led the indie band Elefant for a decade before the group broke up earlier this year. One thinks it must be because Garcia was itching to break out of the rock band format and explore new sounds. For his solo debut, Garcia drops the Strokesy New York rock and delves into his Latin roots with a softer, more contemplative sound that plays with South American rhythms and textures. The single we’re premiering today, “You Were Never There”, exemplifies this new artistic direction and luxuriates in rich strings and a deeper musical palatte.

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