Thursday, May 23, 2024

Very “Smooth”: Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas Will Debut Their New Single “Move” at Clive Davis’s Mega Central Park Concert


Here’s what we call marketing:

Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas won’t just be performing their 2000 hit, “Smooth,” at Clive Davis’s mega Central Park concert.

They’ll also debut “Move,” their first single together in 22 years. “Move” is dropping on August 18th, three days before the Welcome Back New York show, on radio. (Pop group American Authors is also featured on vocals.)

Their single, “Smooth,” is the best selling single of the last 20 years, and still most popular on radio. It was like catching lightning in a bottle.

What a way to launch a new record! CNN is carrying the whole Clive Davis show that includes Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Jennifer Hudson, The Killers, and more. It’s going to be a five hour concert spectacular.

“Move” precedes a new Santana album on BMG Records coming in October, called “Blessings and Miracles.” Santana also heads out on tour on August 25th. Get vaxxed, wear a mask, so you don’t miss them!

“‘Move’ came about was very much like how ‘Smooth’ happened,” says Santana in a statement. “It was like divine intelligence behind the scenes, and I just knew I had to record it with Rob. The song is about awakening your molecules. Ignite and activate yourself – you know, move. When Rob and I work together, we have a sound that’s splendiferous.”

PS Santana has a hit out right now with Diane Warren and G-Eazy called ‘She’s Fire” coming from Warren’s all star album due August 27th.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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