[Cover photo credit to Fernando Aceves]
Four time Grammy Award-winning drummer Antonio Sánchez has released the video for his collaboration with Academy Award-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The animated video is for the song, “I Think We’re Past That Now (feat. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross),” taken from Sánchez’s latest album, SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II) which arrived in late August 2022.
Antonio Sánchez says:
I first saw a demo reel of the Mexican animation company Animatitlan on YouTube and I immediately fell in love with their imaginative and detailed work. I thought they would be the perfect choice to create something unique for Trent’s powerful song that could also allude to my Mexican heritage in a whimsical and otherworldly fashion. This video is the result of a year and a half of exhaustive labor. Hope you enjoy it!
SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II) sees Sánchez joining forces with a diverse range of collaborators, including Dave Matthews & Pat Metheny, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kimbra, Lila Downs, Ana Tijoux, Becca Stevens, Silvana Estrada, MARO, and Thana Alexa.
This project first began with the Mexico City-born musician approaching some of his favorite artists for songs he could deconstruct and reimagine via his “Bad Hombre” alter-ego. An exception is “I Think We’re Past That Now,” which is a new original piece co-written by Reznor, Ross, and Sanchez with lyrics by Reznor.
Sánchez will continue his tour in support of SHIFT (Bad Hombre Vol. II) on October 18 at Washington, DC’s City Winery. The dates will find him and his band Bad Hombre along both American coasts, highlighted by stops at Brooklyn’s Sultan Room, UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance in Los Angeles, CA, Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA, and two nights at Seattle, WA’s Jazz Alley.
ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ & BAD HOMBRE TOUR 2022
18 – Washington, DC – City Winery
19 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
20 – Red Bank, NJ – The Vogel
21 – Old Saybrook, CT – The Kate
22 – Portsmouth, NH – Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club
23 – Boston, MA – City Winery
27 – Brooklyn, NY – The Sultan Room
1 – Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum
3 – Los Angeles, CA – UCLA’S Center for the Art of Performance
5 – Sacramento, CA – The Sofia
6 – Oakland, CA – Yoshi’s
7 – Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa
8 & 9 – Seattle, WA – Jazz Alley
11 – Portland, OR – The Jack London Revue