dinsdag 9 juli 2019
Mateo. Lian Ray
And then the surprise sets in. I start reading the bio of Lian Ray and find out that he is from France and moved to Amsterdam after living in Berlin for 10 years. So Lian Ray is male. You could have fooled me! Just listening to the song I was convinced otherwise. But okay, this doesn't change anything that I am trying to convey to you here.
Mateo is a nice if not beautiful song that meanders on the sound of the keyboard, like a slow but deliberately streaming river ever going onwards. Nothing is stopping it, nothing stops Mateo. The ménage-a-trois the song is about seems to end in a bad way for the singer. Rose loves Mateo more unfortunately. This tragic fact is sung with a mix of sadness and resignation that makes the song extremely intriguing to listen to. The meandering keyboard underscores this mood in a perfect way.
If Mateo is the standard of what is to follow, the waiting is going to be very much worth our while.
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