Bomba Estéreo is one of Colombia’s most original and exciting bands fronted by singer Liliana Saumet and multi-instrumentalist Simon Mejía. The band hasn't released a full-length since their last studio album, Ayo, dropped in 2017.
Their latest project, Deja, is divided into four sections based on the four elements (Agua, Aire, Tierra and Fuego). Saumet explained: “The album is about the connection and disconnection of human beings – from the planet, from one’s own self ... It’s about how we’re disconnected, more connected to electronic devices and virtual things than real things. So we decided to use the four elements because they’re part of the equilibrium of human beings."
As 2021 awakens, trying to shrug off the dark cobwebs of a tumultuous year of uncertainty, Bomba Estéreo is trying to reassure everyone that it’s going to be okay. In the middle of the pandemic, the Colombian electro-folkloric dance band and a community of collaborators got together in a Caribbean beach house in Santa Marta. Where the Sierra Nevada mountains meet the sea, they let it all go and recorded the album Deja.
Acknowledging the tumultuousness of our time, Saumet continued, “Some heavy things are happening to the world and we have to share them. We made this album so you can dance to it at a club, but at the same time, it has a profound meaning. It’s meant for you to dance perreo with a conscience."