New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The masterful pop-noir that SARO creates takes you on a genre-bending journey that cuts deep to the heart but is simultaneously elegant and alluring. His latest single "Please
" premiered via Paper Magazine and was featured on Spotify's New Music
Friday. Today, he releases a live, stripped down version of the track, in advance of his performance tonight (Monday, November 19) in Los Angeles at School Night.
Saro's past releases from the Mateo
Sound label--In Loving Memory and Boy Afraid--introduced us to his signature, soaring falsetto, riding atop brooding synths and unique instrumentation going from downtempo alt-R&B to electronic, orchestral works that strike a gracefully, cinematic tone. The Los Angeles-based artist is back at the piano, fine-tuning lush tapestries and vivid storytelling to set the tone for his next EP, set for release in early 2019.
" is the first taste of the new music and Saro told Paper, "'Please' is a reflection of my search for something lasting in this increasingly disposable world. The past few years, I've kept a distance between myself and any sort of permanence, caught in a revolving door of temporary homes and temporary people. Temporary has become my constant-the only stability in my life has been music. Now, I find myself reckoning with my growing desire for stability and my willingness to exchange volatility for something more concrete. I wrote this song about longing for something lasting, all the while knowing that nothing is forever." Hear the track with "meditative electronic beats and sultry vocals (Paper)" here: https://AWAL.lnk.to/Please.
The visuals accompanying his music--including "Sky Doesn't Blue" and "Boy Afraid"--are co-directed by Saro, and paint a beautiful yet dark picture that is an ethereal, strong, quiet presence on the brink of chaos. Saro's live show is also a powerful experience, where he channels his deeply affecting electronic pop in a convergence with unique movement and physicality that touches on performance art.