Chris Stapleton and Carlos Santana spread ‘Joy’ with new collab

Part of Santana's new album, due October 15
Carlos Santana and Chris Stapleton
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A collab between Carlos Santana and Chris Stapleton is something we never knew we needed, but now that it’s here, we’re not sure how we ever lived without it.

The two came together for “Joy,” which fuses everything there is about to love about both artists in one big, guitar heavy, uplifting, melting pot of a song and it’s pure perfection.

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The song is the fourth song released from the Santana’s forthcoming album, Blessings and Miracles, due October 15.

“I was very intrigued to work with Chris,” shared Santana. “We talked on the phone about the Covid situation and how there’s so much fear in the world, and I said, ‘We need to create music as a healing force. We must bring hope and courage and disinfect twisted minds infected with darkness.’”

“That gave him the ammunition to write such incredible words. Somewhere I said ‘flying on the wings of angels,’ so it’s a collaboration. And what an incredible song it is. The choir in it — it’s like the Staple Singers.”

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