Portugal. The Man shares the cover of Sublime’s “Santeria” on Amazon Music
Today, multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Portugal The Man shared an Amazon Original cover of Sublime’s iconic song, “Santeria.” The track was featured on Amazon Music’s recently launched Alternative Hits playlist. The new cover finds Portugal the Man’s Zoe Manville on lead vocals for the track, which Portugal the Man has turned into a stripped-down piano ballad.
“From the very beginning of Portugal The Man, there has been a conversation centered around Portugal The Woman,” Portugal The Man guitarist Eric Howk said in a press release. “Last summer, we wanted to take that conversation a step further. As a band on tour who still couldn’t tour due to health and safety concerns, and with John out of town working on vocals for the next PTM album, we decided to take advantage of the moment by recording some tracks in Kyle’s basement with Zoe on lead vocals.
“The timing couldn’t have been better. While working on several 90s covers for Brain Dead Radio, we received a call to perform in support of the PDX March for Reproductive Rights. We jumped at the chance and got to let Zoe shine on lead vocals during a five-song set of Portugal The Woman, and shared one of the most inspiring moments we’ve ever had on stage. This track hopes to capture that spirit of hope and warmth,” Howk continued.
Listen to the track below: