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Tune of the Day: ‘I’ve Never Been’ by Astronautica (Exclusive Premiere)

1:20 PM PDT on August 21, 2018

    [dropcap size=big]L[/dropcap]os Angeles native Astronautica has created the new soundtrack to your life in the city. Press play on her new album Death Valley, and you’ll instantly feel as if you’re rolling through the desert in a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado with the top down.

    I wanted to create an album that people could listen to while they cruise through their desert, wherever or whatever that may be for them,” Astronautica, whose real name is Edrina Martinez, said in a statement to L.A. Taco.

    Today, L.A. Taco premieres a new song from Death Valley called “I’ve never been.”

    Upbeat and hopeful, the tune is an instrumental fusion of electronic sounds, tropical beats, and mesmerizing vocals. It’s light and summery, and your perfect introduction to the adventure that is Death Valley.

    Besides creating music, Astronautica loves tacos as much as any Angeleno. Her current favorite taco spot is Leo’s Taco Truck, and her go-to order is a plate of the truck's  less-heralded chicken tacos with piña Jarritos to wash it down.

    Her love for the city and her Latin heritage can be felt in her latest album.  

    Astronautica credited her grandmother for the Latin inspiration. “I remember when I first started writing music and producing, my grandma told me to add some Latin elements to my music," she recalled.

    "I finally did it on Death Valley. I wanted to find my sound, and in looking for it, something that felt so natural was incorporating Latin elements and reggaeton rhythms."

    Death Valley will be released by Alpha Pup records on August 24th. 

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