Cuco Covers “Mi Querido, Mi Viejo, Mi Amigo,”
Cuco has shared his cover of the Roberto Carlos hit, “Mi Querido, Mi Viejo, Mi Amigo,” often referred to as the masterpiece by the “King of Latin Music.” This heartfelt song, is now available everywhere and is dedicated to his late grandfather as Father’s Day approaches. The single is accompanied by a Carlos Lopez Estrada and Jeff Desom-directed video. The track arrives after Cuco’s recent North American Tour
This is not the first single dedicated to his grandfather. At the end of 2022, Cuco released “Pendant” as a tribute to his late grandfather, and which Cuco also recently performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. Since “Pendant”, Cuco has dropped three singles, “First Of The Year,” “Best Disaster” and “Si Me Voy” featuring María Zardoya, front-woman of the Grammy-nominated bilingual band The Marías.
Cuco’s sophomore album, Fantasy Gateway, marked the opening of a fresh chapter for Cuco and his blossoming career. Throughout the 12-track project, Cuco reflects on his experiences as a teen in the spotlight and growing into adulthood. Fantasy Gateway includes the stand-out tracks “Sitting In The Corner” featuring Kacey Musgraves and Adriel Favela, “Fin Del Mundo” featuring BRATTY, the psychedelic ballad “Time Machine,” and “Caution,” which arrived with visuals created by Grin Machine and directed by Cole Kush.
The time between Para Mí and now, which fell during the isolating lockdown of the pandemic, found Cuco facing himself—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Determined to become a healthier version of himself, he had to build a safe haven—starting from within. For the recording of Fantasy Gateway, Cuco planted himself in his parents’ native land of Mexico, specifically Mexico City, to explore all his selves—song by song.
Inspired by his “psychedelic experiences,” his second album places one in the middle of a collision between “heaven and purgatory” and provokes one to question lucid dreaming. “I want to give a good feeling to people,” Cuco says. “A feeling that they’ve felt before, but they don’t know what it is.”
“I’ve always been an imaginative person, and found nostalgia alluring,” he continues, ”I remember memories that never existed, things that I never lived, things I have lived, and I think of the future as a past memory. That’s the fantasy gateway for me: being in a perfect place, but feeling discomfort.”
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