[DESTAQUE] The Bergamot - L.A.

Lembram-se dos The Bergamot ? Eles são dos projectos mais incríveis que tive o prazer de conhecer este ano. Não só são seres humanos esp...


Lembram-se dos The Bergamot? Eles são dos projectos mais incríveis que tive o prazer de conhecer este ano. Não só são seres humanos espectaculares, como cada música que fazem é uma autêntica obra de arte. As suas canções estão sempre recheadas de significado. Significado esse que por vezes no chega de forma gentil, outras vezes de forma arrebatadora. Perguntei-lhes a inspiração por trás desta música e fiquei completamente arrepiada quando li isto: 

So many great songs have been written about heading out west, not so many about leaving.
Somewhere between the lavish lives of the successful tycoon and the struggling artist, is the everyday story of someone packing up. Quietly moving on to the next phase of life. Getting away from the lure of dreams and distant hopes, and into the harsh reality: what comes after the dreams silently slip away? L.A. attempts to take a look at moving on with a dimly veiled eye of reality - with an ever persisting hope "I WANT to believe in you" but alas here we are.

Houve um sentimento de identidade e empatia tão grande que, confesso, me comoveu, principalmente pela fase actual da minha vida. Por esta mudança tão grande que fiz de Portugal para os Estados Unidos. mas a explicação deles não ficou por aqui, portanto deixo-vos com ela (vale muito a pena ler!) e também com a canção e a respectiva letra. Obrigada, The Bergamot, vocês são AMOR.

The distorted howls call out to the listener, darkening an already bleak scenario. Almost as if a dream, being pulled from the light, falls into the depths of one's memories. The music lurches on with a tribal beating - simple yet pushing - as the kick drum distorts the mix. The fleet-fingered acoustic guitars wind in an element of natural beauty, yet arriving at an uncertain resolve. The song contains what we have come to know as our sonic signature - a harmonious cacophony of layered vocals over a minimal mix. Resolving into a tailspin of sounds including feedback looped pianos through guitar amps, guitars through synths, taking the listener to it's final resting spot as the harmonies begin their final chant "Goodbye L.A." - "I want to believe in you" - "Goodbye L.A." - "I want to believe in you".
The song "L.A." was originally written in the key of C, but in the studio was dropped to D to help deliver more of a crooning timbre for the lead vocals. Overall, I hope the song speaks to the emotion of moving on. Whether it be love - or dreams - this song attempts to illustrate an emotional perspective where you have to let go, but hopefully, are not lost.



She left L.A. with a song in her head
Elle left L.A. and off she went
She left for the city with the stars in her eyes
Elle left L.A. and she doesn't know why
So she's moving on
By the time I write this song
She'll be gone

The kids all cried 'cuz they don't understand
Elle left L.A. this was never the plan
She's hoping for a life living out there on the road
She was hoping for something new 'cuz she was growing old
So she's moving on
By the time I write this song
She'll be gone

Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.

She packed her bags and she wrote this note
Now she's gone
Now she's gone
She made her way while I wrote this song
Now she's gone
Now she's gone

Oh
Oh
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.
I want to believe in you
Goodbye L.A.
I want to believe in you
Goodbye L.A.
Goodbye L.A.

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