Quirky twosome True Religion have released a summery new track called ‘Que Bonita’, alongside a music video. The song is an unusual fusion of house music and flamenco, that somehow works perfectly.
The single flows from flamenco to a heavy bass house track. Soaring vocals, with lyrics in both Spanish and English, discuss the beauty of dance and partying, and the sensuous euphoric feelings that they produce. Flamenco guitarist Juan Carmine lends his musical prowess to the track, providing a smooth Spanish guitar melody, meanwhile. vocalist Amy Gill is the female voice featured in ‘Que Bonita’. All this is layered over addictive beats to create a perfect summer anthem.
True Religion are an unusual pair, formed of a year old DJ and a 59 year old neuropsychologist. They take inspiration from a variety of sources, often emulating the sounds of artists like Peggy Gou, Bellaire and Solomun. The ethos of the band draws from the ideas of mindfulness, along with a focus on philosophy. They aim to infuse their music with their love of mindfulness and meditation, and how it has helped them progress in their lives. The members believe in an ethos of kindness, consciousness, friendship, and self improvement.
Their music can be described as a mixture of underground house and techno music, with both Spanish and English influences both in music and language. True Religion use a melding of genres to create their own singular spin that makes their music so memorable.
This new single has been release with a music video, directed by the talented Alexandra Iglesias. The ‘Que Bonita’ music video features popping summery visuals. The visuals make beautiful use of the quirky take on flamenco and summer style, with vivid pinks and yellows worn by the performers bursting out of the video. A beach setting accentuates the warm, summery feeling of the track.
‘Que Bonita’ will doubtless have you up on your feet and dancing in no time. It is available on all major streaming platforms, and the music video can be seen on YouTube. To find out more and support True Religion, take a look at the links included below.
Words by Ella Cope-Brown