Manu Chao anuncia nuevo álbum con “São Paulo Motoboy”

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Manu Chao announces new album with “São Paulo Motoboy”

We still remember that last month Manu Chao shared a new song called “Viva Tu.” Now he confirms that the song will be the title of his new album, which will be released on September 20. He also released a new single.

“Viva Tu” was a rumba dedicated to all the women in the neighborhood where Manu Chao lives, with whom he feels a sense of gratitude for all they have cared for him. Now comes a new preview of what will be his next album, which will be called precisely like that song. “Viva Tu” will be released on September 20 through The volcano.

As for the new song that he has shared as a second preview, it is “São Paulo Motoboy”, a “fraternal tribute to all the delivery men of São Paulo who risk their lives every day on two wheels in the enormous metropolis”. In this way, Manu Chao sings about the precariousness and the hard sacrifice that the workers who deliver packages daily in one of the most chaotic cities in the world are forced to make. He does this because, before being a world star both with Mano Negra and later on his own, Chao was also a package delivery man in Paris. “São Paulo Motoboy” also “remembers the motorized workers on the streets of Europe, Africa, Asia and America”. It will also feature an immersive documentary that describes the daily life of the ‘motoboys’ of São Paulo, directed by Sofia Dowbor.

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