After a string of early releases, Costa Rica’s Las Robertas are set to release their first studio album, Love Is The Answer, out February 3rd 2023 on Kanine Records. You can watch the video for first single "Awakening" and preorder the limited edition vinyl now.
Produced by Owen Morris (Oasis, The Verve, Ash), who the band met at a small art gallery party in their home city, the Costa Rican quintet deliver a hazy, distorted anthem with ‘Awakening’. Sonically a nod to the 90s, the sun drenched sound takes you on a cosmic trip to festival fields, while the lyrics take on a deeper meaning, finding hope in times when your world seems lost. “The track is about going through hard times, but realising there will be an end for it, maybe not as fast as you want, but there is light, hope and better things to come,” lead singer Mercedes said of the ‘Awakening’.
The track is accompanied by a stunning video produced by A SUN / Adriana Ramírez. Set at the top of the mountains of Cartago in Costa Rica, the trippy video sees Mercedes on a quest for a connection with nature. ‘A fusion of mystery, prayer, and presence and a gateway to a sacred place, the video is a quest to find this powerful mix,’ Adriana said of the video.’It’s a place where nature feels full of secrets and the moss and the mist conquers your mind.’
“Dreamlike, psychedelic and infectious” Pop Matters
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“Las Robertas serves up a sunny set of tunes tinged with surf-rock and psychedelia and surrounded by its hallmark sylphic vocals” NPR