The John Welsh Band – “Sayulita” (Independent). Looking for an escape from the miserable chilly and wet spring weather we’re having but can’t afford a trip to Mexico? Well, we suggest you travel there vicariously through this sunny track and its fun new video.
“Sayulita” is a focus track on Vamonos Mi Chica!, the debut full-length album from BC’s The John Welsh Band (it comes out today, May 12).
It is inspired by a little surf town north of Puerto Vallarta, one described by Welsh as “this magical, inspiring little place filled with a lot of locals, hippies and artsy people.
“I wrote the song from the perspective of being back in Canada and dreaming about being back there on the waves. It’s a great summer sing along song. It just really captures the feeling of being in that town.”
There’s a catchy reggae meets Latin tinge to the song, while lines like “the smell of tacos on the salty air” help evoke the atmosphere of the place. The “everybody put your hands up” section may be a mite clichéd, but it works.
John Welsh has been a mainstay of the Fraser Valley scene for over a decade, and his extensive world travels are reflected in his eclectic and free-spirited sound.
The band play the Happening Reunion Festival in Mission BC on May 21, followed by other North American shows. Check their itinerary here