Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have revealed their latest LP’s title track, ‘Mettaevolution’.
Their much anticipated new album is due for release on April 26 via Rubyworks/BMG, and is the second single taken from the record after sharing their cover of Pink Floyd‘s ‘Echoes’ last month.
‘Metta’ is a Sanskrit word for the meditative condition that produces compassion and benevolence. It is also a “practical state of mind”, according to Gabriela, “something you practice like an instrument to become a better citizen, in a more evolved place.”
Listen to ‘Mettaevolution’ by Rodrigo y Gabriela on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
Three years in the making, Mettavolution brings together Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species; all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars.
Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, then road-tested in South America and the USA in 2017, before more fine tuning and further tweaks on their Australian tour of 2018, a long list of new material has been distilled down to six new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions and one audacious, jaw-dropping cover version.