This is quite simply one of the best songs to cross my path this year. Having heard just a little of Paloma Amaya’s work before, this song offered a surprising step in a totally compelling and wonderful direction. The acoustic rawness of the track combined with this ongoing sense of rhythm and melodic development that it exercises gives it the immediately satisfying aura of a well crafted, interesting and poetically refreshing piece of music and writing.
Paloma Amaya is a young singer/songwriter from Mexico/Austria who is currently based in the UK. She started playing the piano when she was 2 years old and has learned several instruments during the years.
“Coming Home” is a smooth and organic song, it offers a lightly rhythmic vibe and a melodic progression that pours through with notably interesting layers of evolution. Paloma Amaya crafts and arranges her tunes in a manner that meanders – creating anticipation and subsequent resolve in a way that’s subtle but effective.
Even with the soundscape and style of the music and the melody, within which certain moments – the higher ends of the hook, the electronic vibe work – really create a cool and rather infectious vibe; even with this, the song seeks to connect with the deepest parts of experience in an unpredictable and beautifully artistic way. The title and certain ideas within seem perfectly suited to the wider audience, yet the vast majority of the song leaves you longing for more details or naturally filling in the gaps yourself. This is what makes it so interesting, it’s far from your average, painfully obvious pop song with a clear agenda to tug on the heart strings – it’s an observational and questioning bit of truth; emerging almost like the relentless thought patterns we find ourselves trapped within during times of difficulty.
The song is one that admittedly hits with a little more impact the second and third times you hear it. There are some distinctly memorable traits about the whole thing that let it linger in your subconscious mind, providing a subtle ear-worm of sorts. These include the song’s hook, this underlying concept of being alone – doing it for yourself, working hard through struggle to find positivity and go your own way. The musical soundscape in full offers plenty in the way of character and identity – working in unison with the song’s key melody to make sure you remember it all. The song has a great hook, this is what you’re likely to take away from it each time it reappears in your playlist.