“Bursting with infections pop melodies” – Wonderland
“Deep cutting lyrics with an edge” – Notion
Marcelo De La Vega reveals his debut EP ‘Conversation’, arriving with three brand new songs including lead single and title track ‘Conversation. The song is accompanied by a film-clip, which Marcelo self-directed, continuing a series of creative videos from the Australian / Argentinian artist. Marcelo has previously released two songs ‘Told You’ and ‘Broke & Criminal’, which earned him critical acclaim.
‘Conversation’ is an EP born out of heartbreak, inspired mostly by the end of a relationship. Musically, Marcelo focuses on organic instruments, and each song has a dreamy and surreal quality, with a live and vintage sound blurring the boundary between indie and pop. “It was one of those relationships with a lot to say about it, just so many odd moments. I wrote a lot about it afterwards and this record was me processing the whole thing” explains Marcelo.
The title track of the EP is about the acceptance of leaving a relationship, with the knowledge you will move on and experience new things. Marcelo says: “The song stemmed from a period where I was really struggling to communicate with people. I felt myself get swept up in a new environment when I first moved to London, I struggled to convey my actual feelings as I didn’t want to come across as weak to my family and friends, which in retrospect is so trivial. I felt really confused, I was coming to the end of my relationship and I forgot who I was without the relationship, and felt quite lost.”
The accompanying video carries its own poignant narrative, starring Marcelo as a hopeless clown called ‘Vinnie Vegas’, along with his own dog who sadly passed away just a few weeks after filming. “Vinnie is not a good clown,” explains Marcelo “he’s not really good at anything. The one thing that keeps him going every morning and every night, keeps him going out there to try, is his dog, who is also his star attraction. The dog gets stolen by another clown and the whole clip is like Finding Nemo, me finding my dog, and realising how lost I am without my dog.”
Marcelo continues: “As the song and the clip developed, the song’s meaning transferred from being just about a partner, to loss in general and how we need love to keep us going and bring us happiness and keep us who we are. Three weeks after we filmed the clip Annie, my dog, passed away, so it brought a whole new meaning and made me feel like I was the clown in real life, but there is nothing I can do to get her back. It has made the clip a lot more personal and it is good that I will have that memory forever to cherish, which I am very grateful for.”
With a matured sound as emotive as it is unique, Marcelo delves into discovering the human condition as it spans the realms of indie to alt-pop; with a burgeoning combination of infectious pop melodies and a gritty alternative edge.
‘Conversation’ EP Tracklisting:
Broke & Criminal