Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler finished recording his next album, "Bailar en la Cueva," in studios between Bogota and Madrid, with a notable contribution by Brazilian musician Caetano Veloso.
As his record label said Friday in a press release issued in Montevideo, the disc will be edited on March 25 and its first single will debut Feb. 18.
"In late 2013, Drexler finished composing the new songs and went off to Bogota with his production team - Carles Campon and Sebastian Merlin - to record the basis of his new album," the company said.
The note says that Drexler recorded a "large part of the disc" with Colombian musicians like Mario Galeano of the Frente Cumbiero, after which he returned to Madrid, where he lives, to "finish recording the songs that make up" the album "with his usual band."
The record company said that this is "a more rhythmic disc, most of it danceable, with Drexler more daring than ever with the sound and global concept."
"Also outstanding is the special participation of Caetano Veloso, who teams with Drexler on the song 'Bolivia,'" it said.
This is Drexler's first new record since "Amar la Trama," released in 2010.
The "Bailar en la Cueva" tour will kick off April 5 in Spain at the Basque town of Basauri, and will go on to Barcelona, Murcia, Cadiz, Granada, Valladolid and Alcoy.
The Latin American phase will begin May 9 in Santiago and continue through the Argentine cities of Santa Fe, Rosario, Cordoba, Mendoza, Mar de Plata, La Plata and Buenos Aires, winding up in Montevideo on May 30. EFE