Cuco Debuts New Single “Best Disaster”
Cuco has shared psychedelic track “Best Disaster.” The song is co-produced by Nicholas Allbrook and James Ireland from Pond and Alex Pasco. The track comes alongside a new video, directed and animated by Eric Foster with illustrations by Jake Foreman, featuring Cuco navigating through a spaceship in outer space. The single comes shortly after the announcement of his North American tour which begins February 27th in San Francisco, other dates include Mexico City, Washington, D.C., and New York and more.
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.”
Cuco brought on a group of familiar producers, who as a collective while in Mexico City, explored the concept behind Fantasy Gateway. Manuel Lara, Venezuelan producer, songwriter, and engineer (Bad Bunny, Kali Uchis), was one of the producers enlisted to bless Fantasy Gateway, alongside Andres Rebellón, Julian Bernal, and Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves).
Cuco 2023 Tour Dates
2/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (sold out)
2/28 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House (sold out)
3/1 – San Diego, CA @ North Park Observatory (sold out)
3/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren (sold out)
3/4 – Las Vegas, NV @ Portal – Area 15 (Meow Wolf) (sold out)
3/6 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory OC (sold out)
3/10 – Mexico City @ Palacio de los Deportes w/ Tame Impala (sold out)
3/11 – Mexico City @ Palacio de los Deportes w/ Tame Impala
3/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
3/28 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club (sold out)
3/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/30 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (sold out)
4/28 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory
4/29 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace (sold out)
4/30 – Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
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