Blumarelo Reckon That Maybe You’ll Win This Time

Toronto's tropical rockers offer up a groovy ode to patience and persistence.

Blumarelo urge you to hang in there on their new single Maybe You’ll Win This Time — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

An audio version of a coastal California road trip, the groovy release from Toronto’s “tropical rock” band is a story of patience, persistence, and frustration in the pursuit of one’s destiny. The lyrics explore the mindset of a man willing to maintain for as long as it takes, braving the path with a calmness that stares into the future with hope, not fear:

“Another year, maybe you’ll win this time.
Another race, another wait in line.
One more.
This one will change it all.
No regrets.
Better to trip and fall.”

It’s a natural way of life for Blumarelo, who first came together as a band in 2022. The collective’s name is derived from the colour blue, “sea” in Spanish (“mar”), and “yellow” in Portuguese (“amarelo”), and it has crafted a style that has earned the moniker “tropical rock.” Full of sentimental melodies, storytelling, and hip-swaying grooves, Blumarelo pack passion with playfulness into their music.

The Blumarelo name and sound also represent the diverse, colourful history of the group; the band’s four members all came to Canada from different parts of the world and with different backgrounds. Singer-guitarist Vincent Teetsov was born in California, and he has lived all over the U.S., U.K. and Italy. Bassist Mauricio Gamboa is from Mexico City, and lead guitarist Renan Deodato hails from São Paulo, Brazil. The trio’s Latin roots have been the foundation of their “tropical rock” adoption.

The band grew even more international in 2023 with the addition of drummer Julious Nshaba, who came to Canada from Uganda. Before joining Blumarelo, Nshaba spent years making live and recorded music and toured with Afrigo Band, Uganda’s oldest and most respected musical ensemble.

Maybe You’ll Win This Time is the third of many singles (and a planned EP) that Blumarelo intend to release over the next several months. “With every new song, we give listeners something to ponder,” they say, “but also an upbeat piece of music to lift their spirits. As often happens, Vincent first creates the ‘skeleton’ of a song’s lyrics, chords, and melody. Then muscles, organs and a nice outfit are added by the rest of the band, so to speak. It’s this process that allows every member of the band to add their signature mark to the song.”

Check out Maybe You’ll Win This Time, hear more from Blumarelo below, and get in the groove on their website and Instagram.


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