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Elvis Costello to appear on La Santa Cecilia album

March 12, 2013|By Reed Johnson
  • La Santa Cecilia, posing in downtown L.A., will be joined by Elvis Costello on their new album.
La Santa Cecilia, posing in downtown L.A., will be joined by Elvis Costello… (Universal Music Latino )

La Santa Cecilia, the alt-Latino L.A. band led by frontwoman chanteuse La Marisoul, will have at least one high-profile collaborator on its upcoming major-label debut album, "Treinta Dias" (Thirty Days).

Elvis Costello will appear on a duet, "Losing Game," on the new record, scheduled for an early May release. Here's what he had to say about the partnership in a press release:

“Since La Marisoul and I traded Spanish and English verses on ‘Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood’ at the Wiltern Theatre, a year ago, I hoped that we might have a chance to sing together again. So I was delighted to be asked to write a few lines for the song, ‘Losing Game’ and trade lines and harmonise with La Marisoul again. In the midst of power and joy in these new recordings of La Santa Cecilia, I also feel one of the best cuts you will hear this year is ‘ El Hielo’ - a sympathetic and seductive argument of a song.” 

Costello's reference is to the first-released single from the album, "El Hielo (ICE)," a plaintive, bossa-nova-ish tune about hardworking migrants trying to survive in the United States while under the probing gaze of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Meanwhile, La Santa Cecilia will be performing four showcases at SXSW.

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