Recorded exclusively for Amazon Music, the Alaska six-piece have flipped the iconic reggae-tinged ska hit, taken from Sublime’s 1996 self-titled third album, into a piano ballad packed with strings.
“The timing couldn’t have been better,” PTM guitarist Eric Howk said of the cover. “As we were working on several ’90s covers for Brain Dead Radio, we got a call to perform in support of the PDX March for Reproductive Rights.”
He continued: “We jumped at the opportunity, and got to let Zoe shine on lead vocals during a five-song Portugal The Woman set, and shared one of the most inspiring moments any of us have ever had on a stage. This track hopes to capture that spirit of hope and warmth.”
Listen to Portugal. The Man’s take on ‘Santeria’ below:
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An accompanying music video was also released alongside the track, directed by Aaron Brown and Josué Rivas and produced by W+K Studios. It stars Indigenous artists and leaders from across the United States, including world champion juggler Acosia Red Elk of the Umatilla people of Oregon.
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