There is something about melancholic dream pop that seduces me. It is the bittersweet nature of the music – layers of beautiful bright often upbeat sounds sometimes contrasting and at times augmenting wistful downbeat vocal refrains filled with a sense of longing. Barrie, a band based in New York but with an international mix of members from across the States, Brazil and the UK have released a brilliant new song, ‘Tal Uno’ that epitomises the genre at its very best.
With its crisp production, solid spine of a rhythm section, the guitars and keys provide a vaulting canvas across which the vocals evocatively shine. This is a lush shimmering song filled with layers of echo, delay and reverb and ethereal vocals telling a tale of a lost love, envy and regret:
You’re semi precious and kind of reckless, I think you’re better on your own
I got your message, I left my necklace, I got the picture on my phone
Don’t you think that you can do better
A melancholy delight,’Tal Uno’ is a dreamy, mesmerising and quite frankly beautiful song that introduces Barrie as a major presence in the scene.
I’m absolutely in love with this song and can’t wait to hear more from this band.
You can listen to the song on all online sources and get it here.