Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 Are Back and Smoother Than Ever With New Single
Man, here’s a hot one: in a move that can only be compared to the ocean under the moon, the dynamic duo of Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas are back and smoother than ever, giving their hearts, making it real, and not forgetting about us Spanish Harlem Mona Lisas, dropping a sequel to their 1999 smash Napster.mp3, “Smooth.”
“’Move’ came about very much like how “Smooth” happened, it was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I knew I had to record it with @ThisIsRobThomas,” the legendary guitar player tweeted alongside a poster for the new jam on Wednesday. Yet instead of chronicling the life and times of Santana and Thomas as existing a mere seven inches from the mid-day sun, it seems “Move” has a slightly, albeit equally as smooth, subject matter, detailing … the foundation of matter? “The song is about awakening your molecules,” the artist continued. “Ignite and activate yourself. Together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”
Set to drop on August 18, with a full-length Santana album, entitled Blessings and Miracles coming out the following month, Thomas, too sounded off on their new venture.
“After years of talking about it with my brother @SantanaCarlos, @aauthorsmusic and I wrote a song that made it have to happen!" he wrote alongside an image of the album's trippy artwork. "Can’t wait for you guys to hear it"
We can't wait either, Rob. So, folks, here's to Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 – after 22 years, they still “stay so cool."