Soulection stalwart and purveyor of all things progressive Mr. Carmack didn’t so much “fire off” his new single “Oye Como Va” as he did gently set it into the digital ocean and wish it bon voyage.
Suffice it to say that the new track is gorgeous in all of its laid-back ease. While it doesn’t take much from the classic Santana recording of the same name, it does carry plenty of latin flavor, coasting easy on a sumptuous piano loop, dry drums and a bass that punches in all the right places. Carmack keeps coming up with ways to draw the neo-R&B sound backward, into a past when live instrumentation and that beautiful music tactic known as “space” were given and assured, and in the process is making music that resonates beyond the small pond that is Soundcloud.
Listen to “Oye Como Va” below and be sure to check out Mr. Carmack on tour if you’re out on the West Coast/Pacific this fall.
Mr. Carmack 2015-16 Tour Dates:
Friday 30 October 2015 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA, US
Saturday 31 October 2015 – 1015 Folsom – San Francisco, CA, US
Friday 13 November 2015 – The Republik – Honolulu, HI, US
Saturday 14 November 2015 – Exposition Park – Los Angeles, CA, US
Friday 04 December 2015 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, US
Saturday 05 December 2015 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA, US
Sunday 03 January 2016 – Wednesday 06 January 2016 – Holy Ship 2016 – Miami, FL, US
Saturday 09 January 2016 – Max Watt’s Sydney – Sydney, NSW, Australia