Born in Mexico, psychedelic baroque pop artist Cesar Saez has created a new genre by fusing romantic and melancholy tradition with modern rock-n-roll soundscapes. Currently living in Los Angeles, Saez is a troubadour stolen from a different era bringing his groundbreaking sound with him.
Growing up in Mexico City, his Bolero influence came from watching his mother’s partner serenade her with Bolero after dinner. With flowers between his teeth and a unique swagger Saez began to see the power of romance that stemmed from the Bolero sounds. He soon learned to play the guitar and submerged himself into the traditional stylings of artists such as Pedro Infante and Agustin Lara. Moving to Los Angeles as a teenager, Saez had a flood of new musical influences that impacted his own sound. Ranging from Radiohead to Scott Walker and Serge Gainsberg as well as the 60s pop icons his dad would play for him, Saez took this wide variety of influences and crafted them into the psychedelic baroque pop that he is now known for.
Since his relocation to Los Angles, Saez was able to integrate himself into various sectors of the music scene by touring and playing with two rock bands—The Bixby Knolls and the Wallburds, of which he was the lead singer. As a solo act and with the both bands Saez has shared stages with the likes of Los Amigos Invisibles, Bomba Estéreo, Gaby Moreno, and many more. He’s also played some renowned stages such as The Avalon in Hollywood (at a NALIP event where he was hand-picked by a KCRW DJ), SXSW, Desert Stars and many more.
Cesar Saez’s debut EP “Perdido” was produced by the legendary Ettore Grenci (Gloria Trevi and Marc Anthony) and received critical acclaim. He is now set to release two new highly anticipated tracks, “If You” and “Desilusion” which are part of a full length Bilingual album with equal songs in Spanish/English. Both songs were co-produced by Saez and members of the Mexican band Vaya Futuro, along with Grammy nominated Spanish Producer/engineer Juan De Dios. “If You” is a James Bondesque emotive track detailing lost love and heartbreak, while “Desilusion” features psychedelic soundscapes, impassioned vocals and lush string arrangements.
“If You” and “Desilusion” are currently available worldwide.