Featured: Orlando - "Solo Dios Sabe"



Feature: Orlando - "Solo Dios Sabe"

Static Discos, Mexico


Some very reliable friends of ours and musicians including Juan Manuel Torreblanca and Natalia Lafourcade spread the word on Tijuana’s Orlando, the fact that he decided to just go by his first name was interesting and scary, but after listening to his first album Capullo there’s very little to worry about, this guy is as talented as people are saying he is. I must confess I still have “Solo Dios Sabe” on loop, if it’s not one of the best songs of the year at least it’s the one I’ve singed the most this year. In particular, those jaw-dropping high vocals that situate themselves as the climax. And how about those celestial, old school R&B keys surrounding the melody, mind blowing.

On the surface, it sounds like just another metropolitan love song, but just as the concept of the album, it blossoms into a daring extraordinary track on the divine and what the heart dictates. Here’s the song’s luminous video, directed by Aaron Soto, a very well respected director in Mexico’s gore-fantastic genre. It’s very tribal, with Orlando jumping up and down on a expressive spiritual fight to eventually, getting into the temple, "salve la gracia de cada paso sutil y delicado momento en que compruebo existir." Capullo is out now on Static Discos.


9 comments :

amable said...

mi compañero intravenoso dijo que gepe era como el reik de los hipsters, gepe es chido. creo que el reik de los hipsters es éste. xD

Jean-Stephane Beriot said...

sublime, the whole record is kind of great

GiL said...

el disco es muy parejo pero me agrada bastante, es un pop muy sofisticado, me recuerda un poco a jeff buckley & robi draco rosa.

capullazo said...

Estoy de acuerdisimo con el compañero amable. Este hombre empezo con una onda folk muy natural y sofisticada, pero siempre con ese elemento introspectivo y romantico en sus canciones. Ahora su musica me suena mas a latin-miami pop para mover la nalga en actitud de niño cool y ser feliz

Anonymous said...

Algo que nadie ha comentado es que hay algo muy psicodelico y glam a la vez dentro del disco, bien new romantics.

Me encanta la simplesa del video.

Anonymous said...

Great tunes and amazing vocals, what more can you ask for? Oh yeah, the album was co-produced and mixed by Murcof. Case closed.

el putito pop said...

...big deal about Murcof co-producing and mixing the album.
Is the music he makes by himself (Murcof) what is thing apart.
By the way, fuck this cutie-hipster-televisa-wannabe.
The music he used to make was cool, now it sucks big time.

Carlos Reyes said...

I personally don't really enjoy Murcof (to be completely honest), I have no clue what music Orlando used to do, except that what he's doing now, it's quite amazing.

Orlando said...

And to Club Fonograma and all the lovers out there, thanks for doing what you do. You are very kind and generous with your time and ears. :D

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