CIRCO Releases Their 4th Studio Album, 'Adiós Hola'
After 13 years, Latin alt-rock band CIRCO, is back with a brand new hot and sexy album entitled, "Adiós Hola." The album's release is accompanied by the premiere of the single "Si Tú Te Vas." To mark their triumphant return to the music scene as CIRCO, the multiple Latin GRAMMY® nominees decided to release one single per week starting with "La Tormenta", followed by "Tantos Años", "Las Joyas" and concluding today with "Si Tu Te Vas."
In December 2019, returned to the recording studio to work on what would be their first album in thirteen years as CIRCO. The new album was recorded in its entirety in Puerto Rico. What we know today as the Verano Intenso (Intense Summer) of 2019 in Puerto Rico served as the backdrop for the band's reunion. It was during this time that the band reunited for a celebratory concert that ignited the creative spark which kicked off the pre-production phase for "Adiós Hola." The album's title signifies the goodbye to the band's 13-year hiatus and hello to the new chapter that starts with "Adiós Hola."
The album was recorded amidst earthquakes in Puerto Rico and a global Pandemic. All of these situations are reflected and served as inspiration for the new album "Adiós Hola". The band's front man, Fofé, describes the album as: "It is a mystic journey inspired by drastic changes, unexpected separations, inevitable moves and the nostalgia inspired by missing our loved ones who are no longer there. It is an astral journey to meet with long distance loves, and the story of migrating to start from nothing. "Adiós Hola" talks about the hope of new beginnings and presents the act of breaking with the routine of a relationship which was once thought of unbreakable as something positive and worth celebrating. It celebrates the lucky streaks, new experiences and shared intimacies.
Circo was created in 2001 by José Luis Abreu aka Fofé (Lead Singer), Edgardo Santiago aka Egui (Keyboards) and José David Pérez (Drums) all ex-band members of the renowned alt-rock band El Manjar de los Dioses (1994-2000). The group was joined by Orlando Méndez (Guitars) and Nicolas Cordero (Bass) who later left the band in 2006. Circo made history as the first independent alt-rock band from Puerto Rico to receive two Latin GRAMMY® nominations for their first album “No todo lo que es pop es bueno” produced by Marteen Andruet. In 2005 their second album “En el cielo de tu boca” received again two Latin GRAMMY nominations. In 2007 with the release of their third album “Cursi” produced by Aureo Baqueiro the band received multiple nominations to the Latin GRAMMY and Premio Lo Nuestro®, among other prestigious award shows.
After 8 years of success, the band went on hiatus in 2009. During their decade long break apart, each band member continued with their own creative projects.
In December 2019, Fofé, Egui, David and Orlando returned to the recording studio to record and produce their most recent album “Adiós Hola”. The new album has a piece of each band member, creating a timeless album that is not influenced by passing styles. It is a collaborative process in both music and lyrics, where each band member is essential in bringing their talent as musicians and songwriters. The new album is a mixture of influences including retro pop, electro, alternative, new wave, post punk and psychedelia all blended together to create CIRCO's signature sound.
The album's release is accompanied by the premiere of the single "Si Tú Te Vas." To mark their triumphant return to the music scene as CIRCO, the multiple Latin GRAMMY® nominees decided to release one single per week starting with "La Tormenta", followed by "Tantos Años", "Las Joyas" and concluding today with "Si Tu Te Vas."
The new album will be released in May 2020 under the record label La Buena Fortuna Music and distributed by Sony Music Latin.