We fell in love with Colombian-American duo Salt Cathedral last summer when we premiered the rather exuberant track “Rude Boy.” Now we find ourselves equally enthused about new single ‘muévelo’, which BlackBook premieres here.
A languidly sensual charmer, with Caribbean rhythms and a breezy, insouciant vibe, the title actually translates to “move it” – and the lyrics playfully switch back and forth between English and Spanish, a first for the pair. Singer Juli (whose musical partner is the equally truncated Nico) has never sounded so captivating, as she holds forth on the very relatable subject: is this friend possibly more than just a friend?
“‘muévelo’ is playful and fun,” she explains, “cause it’s about low key liking your best friend. You know, that boy or girl that you have fun times with but you’re unsure whether it crosses over to actual crush territory? Growing up in Colombia, we’d couple dance to similar beats in our teenage years, hoping the one you liked would dance with you; and so this song is like bringing that feeling back – Spanish and all!”
The single follows an amazing collab with Big Freedia & Jarina DeMarco titled “Go and Get It.” Salt Cathedral are also working on their debut album, but no release date has yet been set.