We’re still thawing from the chill of winter, and a euphoric new track from Colombian duo Salt Cathedral is here to help. “Go and Get It” represents yet another step towards pop eminence from the once introspective and highly cerebral band, who, in recent years, have delighted fans by ramping up the BPMs and embracing Caribbean rhythms like dancehall and reggae. Their penchant for bold collaborations, which in the past have included guest features from Matisyahu and Assassin, once again pays off here, this time with heart-pounding verses from Dominican-Brazilian singer Jarina de Marco and New Orleans’ queen of bounce Big Freedia.
“Go And Get It” is a considerable sonic departure for Salt Cathedral, straddling the line between pop glossiness and bounce exuberance. While guitarist Nicolas Losada has taken on the bulk of production duties, adorning the bass-heavy track with horn samples, cheerful synths, and intricate looping, Juli Ronderos’ soaring vocals immediately set the tone of the track as a playful anthem of cocky self-affirmation. The one-two combo of guest vocals from Big Freedia and Jarina de Marco take “Go And Get It” even higher, highlighting the fact that hustler swag can take many forms.
Salt Cathedral has blossomed into one of Brooklyn’s most promising acts, signing to Ultra Music last year and recently wrapping a North American tour with Empress Of. That’s not all. The band has been teasing the video for “Go and Get It” over Instagram for weeks, offering glimpses of the clip as a stylish romp of swirling pastels. They’ve also announced a new collectible pressing of their previously unreleased collaboration with dub legend Lee Scratch Perry, just in time for Record Store Day.
Stream the collab below: