Starting this weekend and until the end of the year, Siddhartha will embark on a tour that will take him through cities in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America. Although it is not the most extensive of his career —last year he presented more than 70 shows—, it is the one that has included the most forums in North America; He will go to places where he has never performed.
This is the second part of the international tour that began in 2022 and in which he presents his most recent material, “00:00”, an album from which he still has a lot of material to cut from. A few days ago she premiered the video clip for “It’s not before and it’s not after”, a song that is included in this album.
“We continue with this ’00:00′, but by October or November we will begin to play new songs,” said the artist, originally from Guadalajara and who divides his time between that city and Cuernavaca, a city near Mexico City.
The tour begins this weekend in Northern California and continues with three concerts in the south of the state. In October he will make a stop in New York.
Meanwhile, between trips, the artist is preparing what will be his next album, which he hopes to have finished by the end of this year. Hence, he plans to include new songs in the last leg of the tour.
“We are touring and recording because there is not enough life to do just one thing,” he said. “While I’m on the plane I work, I record, I break into a thousand pieces.”
This next material, he announced, has a different place from the previous ones because it will have other elements, more Latin sounds, more dance, more collaborations.
“The motor [de este álbum] is to feel that you are moving, and [que] It’s not what you’ve done before,” he said. “The purpose is to explore new ways of doing things.”
Like his previous albums, Siddhartha’s new material is the product of a need he has to express himself, he explained. He started his singing career after recording many songs and keeping them under lock and key for a while. It wasn’t until he started showing his songs and people started listening to them that he realized the power of both his voice and his pen.
“I could never see myself like this until it happened,” he said. “It was an impulse to say, ‘I have songs, I’m a songwriter, and I want them on record,’ and that took on a life of its own.”
Not only his beginnings as a singer were atypical. Siddhartha, when he belonged to other bands —he was part of the pop and rock group, Zoé—, played the drums, an instrument whose executors are rarely seen singing in groups.
“I was happy with the drums,” he said. “But suddenly I felt the need to make my own music; It was what he invited me to sing, even without knowing that I could do it; she did it without thinking if he was doing it right or not”.
That talent is what has taken him down so many paths, although between pauses he takes the opportunity to return to his country, where his almost two-year-old son awaits him with unbridled emotion.
“Any day there is a novelty that one cannot miss and I try to return as soon as possible,” he said.
When and where: today Thursday at The Observatory (3503 S Harbor Blvd, Santa Ana) and Saturday at the Theater at the Ace Hotel (929 S. Broadway, Los Angeles); both shows 8 pm
Tickets: from $35; axs.com reports