“Back to life, back to reality”
Soul II Soul, 1989
At this minute, 12:01pm ET on Wednesday 20th of January, a new leader of the free world takes office whilst millions of doses of vaccine are being distributed around the globe – and with this, most of us have a renewed sense of hope that we can finally get “back to reality”.
So at this minute, debut artist Benito Bazar releases his re-imagination of the timeless classic Back To Life by the legendary Soul II Soul. More of an anthem for hope than political statement, Back To Life soundtracks moments in all our lives this year, and that we feel our lives are finally back on track.
The masked Mexican-based DJ/producer lifts up the soulful voice of debut Nigerian-American singer, Tinuade, and is co-produced by Nicky Night Time (NAATIONS / Van She). Benito says of his release “Back To Life has always been one of my favourite tracks and seems more relevant now than ever, I wanted to give this some new life and my utmost respect to one of the best records of all time”.
To accompany the release, Benito will soon release a short film for ‘Back To Life’ – shot in Mexico City as the city’s painful initial 6 month COVID-19 lockdown was lifted. Directed by Hanna Beširević & Benito, the film documents this moment of world history intersecting personally with two skater teens in love getting “back to life”. Stay tuned for this beautiful short film in the weeks ahead, as well as remixes and the Benito Bazar ‘Mezcla’ mixtape.
Back To Life’ is out now on Austral Ave / Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Connect with Benito Bazar
With thanks to Austral Ave / Sony Music Entertainment Australia.