Premiere: Last Dinosaurs’ Radiant “CDMX” Is a Loving Ode to Mexico City

Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield
Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield
Last Dinosaurs capture the spirit of Mexico City in their radiant new song “CDMX,” a dazzling ode to the warmth, beauty, and wonder of the place they’ve come to call home.
Stream: “CDMX” – Last Dinosaurs




Mexico was more than just a place to quarantine… It was an inspiration.

There’s something about songwriting that helps us memorialize and commemorate the special places in our lives. The Beatles wrote “Strawberry Fields Forever” about an orphanage near John Lennon’s childhood home; Billy Joel captured the warm and welcoming spirit of the Big Apple in “New York State of Mind”; The Clash delivered a searing critique of England’s capital city on their timeless “London Calling”; and so on. Music has a singular way of freezing a space in time, turning a memory into a sonic photograph you can come back to again and again. Last Dinosaurs capture the spirit of Mexico City in their radiant new song “CDMX,” a dazzling ode to the warmth, beauty, and wonder of the city they’ve come to call home.

CDMX - Last Dinosaurs
CDMX – Last Dinosaurs
Nothing I can understand
If I knew youʼd make me feel this kinda way
To make the coldest winter feel just like the spring
And I was helpless here just dreaming on my lonesome
Nothing I can understand
Mexico City in the palm of my hand
Feeling like a billionaire
(let it go to your head if you need)

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “CDMX,” Last Dinosaurs’ third single of 2022 (out May 6, 2022 via Nettwerk Records). Following the year’s earlier releases “Collect Call” and “Look Back,” “CDMX” finds the indie rock trio of Lachlan Caskey, Sean Caskey, and Michael Sloane delivering a captivating tribute to Mexico City, known to its inhabitants as La Ciudad de México (or CDMX, for short).

Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield
Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield

Bright and buoyant, “CDMX” is a cinematic celebration: The feel-good song comes to life with sun-soaked guitars and joyous vocals that, working together, invite us all to bask in a space of revelry and cheer:

I canʼt pretend like I ainʼt seeing all the flaws
But I am human, makes me like it even more
Feeling restless for perfection I was wrong
How does it look from all the way up
All these people itʼs just too much
Nothing I can understand
Mexico City in the palm of my hand
Feeling like a billionaire
(let it go to your head if you need)
Nothing I can understand
Mexico City in the palm of my hand
And we can throw it all away
(I didnʼt know this is how I could feel)

“’CDMX’ equates a huge metropolis to the variability of life; the good, the bad, the beautiful, the horrendous… the feeling of having such perspective of something as large as life, is what this song is,” Last Dinosaurs’ Lachlan Caskey explains. “Basically, when you’re in the honeymoon period of a relationship or anything equivalent which makes you feel that good, you feel in control of life in this empowering sort of way.”

“‘CDMX’ is our homage to our first time in Mexico City in 2019,” the frontman continues. “We didn’t really know what to expect, but soon as we hit the ground, we realized that nothing could prepare us for that place. We were consumed, taken over and absolutely made to believe that we were dreaming. The experience of that first time was etched into our memories and ‘CDMX’ is just a glimmer of what we felt. Mexico, we love you.”

Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield
Last Dinosaurs © Luke Woodfield



Last Dinosaurs' North American Tour 2022 poster
Last Dinosaurs’ North American Tour 2022 poster

“CDMX” arrives today alongside its official music video, directed by Michelle Silva and Marcelo Vera. A collage of little moments experienced by and viewed through the eyes of Mexico City’s youth, it’s a sweet visual full of warmth.

“The video for CDMX is about breaking out of a mundane way of life and discovering the city with fresh eyes,” Michelle Silva explains. “It is a call for adventure and exploration. For us, it is represented through the children in the video. Every time they roll the pirinola, they are transported to a new adventure, eventually wanting to take their family with them. We think the video relates to the feeling of the song of feeling larger than life, of pure happiness and discovery and a childish spirit. In the video, the children help the adults break free and share this feeling.”

I think I’ll try and come back here on holiday
Or better turn my back on home just run away
Though I got time I cannot waste a single day now
I can’t deny it, I’m up and down everyday
How does it look from all the way up
All these people itʼs just too much
Nothing I can understand
Mexico City in the palm of my hand
Feeling like a billionaire
(let it go to your head if you need)
Nothing I can understand
Mexico City in the palm of my hand
And we can throw it all away
(I didnʼt know this is how I could feel)
I can’t deny it, I’m up and down everyday
You have to fight it, you don’t give in to your head

With this song, Last Dinosaurs have successfully brought to life the energy, beauty, and allure of their beloved Mexico City. We can feel the pull of this massive metropolis (fun fact: it’s the most populous city in all of North America) throughout the band’s invigorating music and heartfelt lyrics. Stream “CDMX” exclusively on Atwood Magazine, and catch Last Dinosaurs on tour throughout North America (including Mexico City) this summer!

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