El Mañana (Spanish for “the dawn”) is an LA based Latin indie power trio led by Colombian American singer songwriter & producer Danny Murcia, with Camilla Charlesworth on bass & Rhys Hastings on drums. No stranger to the music industry, Murcia cut his teeth as a songwriter-producer penning songs for a diverse list of mainstream artists including Celine Dion and Pitbull. With El Mañana, Murcia moves away from crafting mainstream pop to create an authentic sound channeling his diverse musical sensibilities through layered guitar textures reminiscent of seminal British shoegaze bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, while still stepping very much forward into modern psychedelia a la Tame Impala. The songs feel dreamy & evocative with hints of melancholy while still highly melodic, colorful and full of light. Lyrically, Murcia’s songs reflect the duality of being bicultural— he writes in Spanglish juxtaposing the magical realism of his ancestral land in Colombia with the feel of the California magic hour he inhabits.
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