So, the band formed in 2000 here in Austin, Texas, as a sort of meeting of two separate bands that have been playing around town for about four or five years at that point. It was just like a one-off
experiment really to do some cumbias, like old cumbias that we loved, and that we were into old Colombian music. And it went from there. So, 2000, we’re going on 19
years now. I think what this band is really good at is that. When we write music it’s not just one person´s song. If I was to write a song, it’s not gonna be all me. What’s cool about is that, I can share an idea with the members of the band, and everybody has an input. Like Beto, we’ll put a little bit of his kind of style, which is whether, it’s gonna be Rock or Funk, or whatever. So, at the end of the day, the song that I originally would bring in, would be completely different. Because everybody has a little bit of their input. And it just becomes as unique as Fantasma. “El Fugitivo” is the third part of a trilogy. On two of our previous albums, we had songs, one was called “Montero”, and one was called “Montañoso”. “Montero” was about a person being chased for a crime he didn’t commit. I wrote a song, it was called “Montañoso”. Which was a kind of the continuation, the second part of the story about a mountain man, a recluse who’s been hiding, and he gets found, and he has to get on the run again, and then “El fugitivo” is kind of like, the closing of the story. Here’s the fugitive, he’s come to the United States, he’s like hiding. Basically, living a clean slate, and somehow, where gets out who he is, and he gets captured, and you know, ultimately comes to his demise. It’s something we really appreciate,
having Ford acknowledge us, and approach us. They could have chosen any band. They could have chosen any group to partner with. It’s awesome, you know, they’re willing to say, Hey! we’re gonna put our name behind you guys, and let´s move forward, and expose the band, and the company as well. Beyond this album, the next thing we look forward to, I guess the next milestone, will be our 20th anniversary, and especially with a group this large, you know, we’re not in Rolling Stones territory yet but, you know, who knows, maybe one day we’ll get there. !Ford es lo mejor en Tejas!