Guitarist Jimena Fosado is set to drop her new single "Chasing the Moment," ahead of her upcoming debut solo album (Photo by Greg Papazian).
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Popular rock guitarist Jimena Fosado will make “Chasing the Moment” her first single from her much-awaited debut album. The single will be released on May 1, just ahead of her album “Living the Unknown.” The new song will be available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and many other platforms.
“I’m very excited about releasing this new single and giving fans a taste of what the new album will be like,” Fosado said. “It’s an instrumental song, like the rest of the album, but it’s all about getting the goals you have in mind. All the good times and bad times, we all go through changes and challenges that make us have a target to succeed after all the madness that happened. Time never stops.”
The new single features the gifted guitarist at her melodious best as she moves from a combination of chords into a powerful solo performance that accentuates her rock, rhythm and shredding skills with a touch of prog rock and metal.
Known for her work with such artists as legendary guitarist Steve Vai and veteran Pink Floyd saxophonist Scott Page and others, the 22-year-old guitar phenom is bringing her unique musical style to fans who have come to know her from her live performances.
“I am very excited about the new album,” she said. “It’s more metal and heavy rock, it may include a few blues elements and rock, and even electronic. But I also will have pop, jazzy, and rock songs. Different things that people may like.”
Having grown up in Mexico City, the talented artist has a passion for a variety of music that speaks of her early days as a child listening to her father’s vinyl records of 70s and 80s popular music. With influences from Eric Clapton and Santana to Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Linkin Park and many others, Fosado is creating a sound that underscores her years of musical training and her own eclectic tastes.
“I love all kinds of music from various artists and eras,” she said. “It’s what I tell kids when work with them and help them understand how they can get inspired and creative with a guitar. I want to transmit what I feel and connect with people, it’s the most important thing to me”
Meanwhile, Fosado is preparing for a summer tour in the U.S. as she collaborates with many different artists that have millions of plays on streaming platforms. She will be playing at festivals where Halsey and Wiz Khalifa will be headlining.