Singer and songwriter Omar Banos, better known as Cuco, was in New York City Wednesday night to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers. It was the first time the indie-pop artist sang his bilingual single “Under the Sun” live in front of an audience.
Cuco, who is not afraid to explore different genres in his music, released “Under the Sun” last month. The music video currently has over 585,000 views on YouTube.
Dressed in beige pants and jacket, and performing from a stage decorated with lit candles and an array of flower arrangements, Cuco looked in his element as he delivered a solid performance of his hit track. The Late Night with Seth Meyers episode also featured country star and The Voice coach Blake Shelton and Emmy Award-winning star Brett Goldstein from Ted Lasso. Now, we’re wondering if Shelton turned his chair for Cuco. We sure did.
Originally from Inglewood, California, Cuco started playing music at the age of eight. After graduating from high school, he began producing songs from his parents’ home and releasing them online. In 2017, he released his first single, “Lo Que Siento,” on Spotify. The song was streamed 128 million times.
In 2018, Cuco collaborated with singer Clairo on the single “Drown” and with Polyphia on “So Strange.” He also performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza that year. His first album, Para Ti, debuted in 2019. During an interview in 2018, he talked to Remezcla about the idea of being categorized as an exclusively Latin act.
“It’s cool that I’m not stuck in a certain scene because the industry tells me so,” he said. “I’m still developing a bunch of knowledge, planning my next move. To be real with you, I’m hella lost. This shit is way too fast for me. I went from backyard shows … to playing Coachella.”