•vi·sion noun the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. — the dictionary
Visión 20/20, the highly-anticipated album release from Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz on independent record label VDISCOS, is their first studio album following a Latin Grammy win in November of 2018 for Tex Mex Funk. Visión 20/20 is Velasquez’s perspective of life as an American of Mexican descent in the 21st century. The focus of Visión 20/20 is on the current issues that affect Latinos in the world today.
Visión 20/20 was recorded at Blue Cat Recording Studio in San Antonio, Texas, and engineered by multi-Grammy award-winning producer Joe Trevino and mastered by two-time Grammy Award winner Camilo Silva (Camilo Silva F Mastering, Bogota, Colombia). This feel-good album features guest appearances by Latin Grammy Award winners: Joe Posada, Sunny Sauceda, Max Baca, Rebecca Valadez and from the cult classic film “Blood In Blood Out,” Jesse Borrego.
Visión 20/20 is a labor of love, jam-packed with Chicano soul delivering a rhythmic drive that draws on traditional orchestra Chicana with a Tex-Mex flair. The trumpets, trombones, and saxophones pack a punch. It’s a magic carpet ride through time and space, with waves that move to the flow of a lush Latin beat.
The album’s lead single release, “Somos Ganadores,” composed by Velasquez, and co-arranged by a former member of Fania All-Stars, Jorge “Georgie” Padilla, was released at the beginning of this year and is rapidly becoming one of the most popular YouTube hits by the San Antonio recording artist.
Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legendz — “Somos Ganadores” feat. Joe Posada
The album is filled with songs about current issues that affect Latinos in the world today. In “Amor Del Otro Lado,” Velasquez addresses the immigration issue through a glass-half-full perspective, where love overcomes all obstacles. “Botellas de Tequila” addresses the alcoholism and drug addiction that plagues our communities. “Somos Ganadores” is a celebration of life and triumph. “Entierrenme en Tejas/Bury Me in Texas” illustrates what it means to be a descendant of Mexican immigrants, living the American dream. “Cryin’ Over You” expresses Velasquez’s deep feelings of grief after the loss of a loved one.
Visión 20/20 is available today at all digital music platforms. Learn more about Roger Velasquez and The Latin Legendz at the official website RogerVelasquez.com.
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