Cayucas Releases a Song Inspired by Sayulita
Made up of brothers Zach and Ben Yudin, Cayucas, the Los Angeles duo, shared the video for their single “Sayulita”, which is directed by Gabriela Sibilska.
Known for their sunny, melodic surf rock and buoyant, rhythmic jams, the band shared the singles “Sayulita” and “Topo Rides the Wave” earlier this year, following 2020’s acclaimed album Blue Summer (Park the Van).
A reference to the quaint town of Riviera Nayarit, this song features little snippets of Spanish lyrics. Much like this micro-destination, the song has an enchanting, dreamy sound.
“Sayulita was a demo that we wrote between 2016 and 2017. Lyrically, I like to create a sort of mythical place in my mind that encompasses the mood. The song has a sort of Eagle’s song Hotel California quality to it, but it’s really about the idea of going somewhere in your mind. Even if you’re not actually there, it takes you away for a while,” said Zach.
“The song itself is really descriptive in its lyrics and so vibey—it felt almost like illustrating a book. I knew from the beginning that I wanted to create a dreamy, cozy universe for the viewer to be immersed in. I had the idea to create a little village with fun characters, and revisit the same places within it during the day—to make the viewer feel almost at home, at the same time emphasizing just how relaxed and slow-paced the life of Sayulita is,” said Sibilska.