Juan Wauter’s “Dos” is an Acoustic Ode to Love and Its Complexities

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Just four months after dropping La Onda de Juan Pablo, Juan Wauter’s second full-length in less than a year is on the horizon, titled Introducing Juan Pablo. By retaking his middle name, the former The Beets frontman placed himself as the main character in an immigration story, reconnecting with his roots through Latin America’s folkloric sounds. Now with Introducing Juan Pablo – which serves as a companion piece and a prequel – he takes his journey inward.

Following previous singles “Letter” and “El Hombre de la Calle,” originally by fellow Uruguayan artist Jaime Roos, Wauters now releases “Dos,” exclusively here on Remezcla. The charming acoustic number is a lovely reminder that there are two people in a relationship – something people often forget. His high-pitched croon sounds fragile and shows its imperfections, which is exactly what can be said about true love. And when the harmonium solo kicks in, our hearts just melt.

“I recorded the song during a time in which I decided to separate from the idea of recording only at studios and come back to the comfort of recording at my own pace,” says Wauters about the single. “On this particular version of ‘Dos,’ I hear the sound of a music that describes Montevideo, the city where I was born. The harmonium solo was done in a way to emulate the sound of a bandoneon in the way Astor Piazzolla would play it. The song talks about the complexities of a love story.”

Introducing Juan Pablo is out May 31 on Captured Tracks. Check out his tour dates below: 

Full Tour Dates:
05/15 – Leon, MX – El Callejón
05/16 – Guadalajara, MX – Café Bretón
05/17 – Guanajuato, MX – Antigua Bar
05/18 – Tijuana, MX – Cine Tonalá Tijuana
05/24 – Bogotá, CO – Espacio Odeón
05/25 – Medellín, CO – Teatro Pablo Tobón Uribe
06/09 – Paris, FR – Villet Sonique Festival
06/14-06/15 – Merthyr Mawr, UK – Camp Elsewhere Festival
07/17-07/21 – Lugano, CH – Lugano Buskers Festival
08/01-08/04 – Valle D’Itria, IT – VIVA! Festival
08/03 – Katowice, PL – OFF Festival
08/09 – Amsterdam, NL – De School
08/10 – Ghent, BE – Different Class Festival
08/16 – Leysin, CH – Hautes Fréquences
08/17 – Bioul, BE – LA Carrière Festival10/29 – Utrecht, NL – EKKP
11/01 – Brighton, UK – Latest Music Bar
11/02 – Leeds, UK – Headrow House
11/03 – Manchester, UK – The Castle
11/04 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazys
11/06 – London, UK – The Lexington
11/07 – Brugge, BE – Cactus
11/08 – Brussels, BE – Botanique, Witloof Bar
11/14 – St. Gallen, CH – Palace