Santana reunites with Rob Thomas for ‘Move’

New single available on forthcoming album

From “Smooth” to “Move” 22 years apart, Carlos Santana reunites with Rob Thomas for the first single from his forthcoming star-studded Blessings and Miracles album. “Move” is the much-anticipated reunion of the music legend and guitar icon with famed Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas. It follows their 1999 multi-Grammy-winning smash hit “Smooth,” which became a worldwide staple. The track also features the vocal talents of American Authors.

“‘Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened. It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob,” Santana shares. “The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”

Blessings and Miracles will be released on October 15th via a newly signed deal with BMG. The album sees the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member collaborating with a diverse host of brilliant artists, writers, and producers including Chris Stapleton, Steve Winwood, Chick Corea, Rick Rubin, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Ally Brooke, and Narada Michael Walden, among others.

Santana spent much of the past two years recording the project, serving as producer and collaborating with other record makers. Recording during the pandemic created a challenge only in that some musicians were separated geographically.

“It’s amazing how we can record together these days without being in the same studio. I just close my eyes and I’m in the same room with whomever I’m playing with, even if they’re somewhere far away. We share frequencies together,” Santana shares on the recording process.

Ahead of the album’s release, Santana and his band will mark their long-awaited return to the concert stage after a year off. This summer, Santana will resume their multi-year residency at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with additional dates scheduled across the US through December.

Santana has moved the North American Miraculous Supernatural Tour with Earth, Wind & Fire to June of 2022. The trek was initially planned for summer 2020, but postponed due to the pandemic. The European trek was canceled last spring.

  1. Ghost of Future Pull/New Light
  2. Santana Celebration
  3. Rumbalero (feat Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
  4. Joy (feat Chris Stapleton)
  5. Move (feat Rob Thomas & American Authors)
  6. Whiter Shade Of Pale (feat Steve Winwood)
  7. Break (feat Ally Brooke)
  8. She’s Fire (feat Diane Warren & G-Eazy
  9. Peace Power (feat Corey Glover)
  10. America For Sale (feat Kirk Hammett & Marc Osegueda)
  11. Breathing Underwater (feat Santana, Stella Santana, Avi Snow & MVCA)
  12. Mother Yes
  13. Song For Cindy
  14. Angel Choir/All Together (feat Chick Corea & Gayle Moran Corea)
  15. Ghost Of Future Pull II

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