Ti Santos’s latest release “Meu Amor” has the laid back good vibes to start any week off in the right way. The music is easy going, light in nature – the riffs, the beat, the varying moments of audio that come into play – all creatively crafted. The lyrics, on the other hand, deal with the realness of life; the words are honest and expressive of a certain truth, which holds a lot of value. All of this, and the fact that the whole thing has been produced to a notably unique level, gives the track a sound of its own for certain.
The track in its entirety seems to be soaked in a dreamlike layer of reverb, which in a way furthers the effect of the easy going vibe – there’s nothing jarring or loud about the music. Furthermore, the vocal performances featured throughout are flawless – always stylish and creative in their delivery of melody and lyricism. The structure of the track draws focus to the alternating voices in a really effective way. The leading riff is fairly minimalist, but it works – it immediately wins your attention and affection, and it also becomes familiar and comforting in an instant.
The melody fits the story superbly and this is something quite striking about the piece. It’s not a common thing to pick up on, but it works so well that it’s undeniably notable – the melody follows the intensity of the lyrics and indeed the instrumentation. Much as the soundtrack to a classic and effective film will have these varying moments of appropriate musical reflection, the song, and Ti Santos’s sound in general, follows the path of emotion and expression with perfect accuracy.
“Meu Amor” é mesmerizing. The strength of it comes through in the way the music sets the scene – the structure, the development, the detail – there is nothing left to do when the track plays out, but be swept away by its power and its story. The opening few moments lay a peaceful ambiance – the reverb soaked flickers of a male vocal, the gentle and dreamlike synths – then the build up comes, and what’s great about it is that it takes its time to climb; there’s no predictability to the drop, and that can be a difficult thing to achieve these days. The energy varies and veers off in numerous directions, taking you with it, and the return to the essence of the track is always appropriate as well.