It’s been a few years since A.CHAL dropped his last body of work EXOTIGAZ — since then, top tier singles like “Hollywood Love” with Gunna, “TAPPD’N,” and “Dirty Dancin” have fueled hope of a new album in the works. Last week (Oct. 22), the Peruvian-American talent added to that with “Zorro,” a melodic number that he co-produced alongside Frank Rio and Patrick Romantik. The new release sees A.CHAL relating himself to the song’s namesake while taking listeners back to the more unstable times in his past:
“All the shit on my conscious, drivin’ down to Tijuana, got the plug out in Juarez, I’ve been layin’ low in London, got too much, I don’t wanna lose, these days I never know, oh, tinted all black, move like Zorro, preyin’ on me, I pray for their soul, seein’ through the blindfolds like Zorro…”
A.CHAL further explained the creation of “Zorro” via press release, revealing that it was also largely influenced by sounds from his home country:
“This song takes me back to a time of commotion when I was driving from state to state in my black truck with tinted windows. Dealing with all that pressure, I felt like Zorro. The music was inspired by Peruvian Boleros my dad would play when I was a kid.”
A.CHAL first made waves on the music scene with his 2013 debut Ballroom Riots — three years later, he would continue to build momentum with his first full-length drop Welcome to Gazi, a 10-track offering released via EMPIRE and his own Gazi World imprint. A year after that, he would then follow with the sophomore LP ON GAZ, a higher profile effort that boasted collaborations alongside A$AP Nast, GAZI GHOST, and French Montana, the last of whom made an appearance on the standout cut “Round Whippin.” Another single, “Love N Hennessy,” would also get a remix with some help from 2 Chainz and Nicky Jam.
Press play on “Zorro.” The single is expected to appear on A.CHAL’s forthcoming body of work, said to be titled Far From GAZ.