“Esto Es Un Show” makes for a quietly mighty introduction to the artist that is “SUMO y Los Hermanos del Alma.” The track presents a delicate and dreamlike soundscape that offers an awesome backdrop for the reflective, thoughtful lyricism and performance that rides alongside of it.
SUMO y Los Hermanos del Alma’s voice is the first thing to strike, the almost strong style brings a certain realness with it – you want to listen for the emotion you can hear in the tone and the inflections on certain words, rather than for the more commonly known use of shouting or shock factor to try to reach people. This track subtly but surely demands your attention, and it’s lightly uplifting and undoubtedly inspiring in the process.
SUMO y Los Hermanos del Alma tells a story that aims to connect with all who hear it, the details aren’t exclusive, the language used welcomes all audiences – as does the underlying vibe of the track in general. The hook section in particular sees the mild intensity of the verses fall away to lay bare the central ideas of the piece. The second verse leans more in the direction of personal honesty, letting audiences get a better understanding of the man beyond the moment. Then later, the hook brings it back to you; all-inclusive, soothing yet softly motivational at the very same time.
From a songwriting perspective, the title of this song alone has the strength to draw in those who relate to its implied ideas. As the verses come through, the details fail to disappoint, the realness that you hear in the music is directly connected to that which makes up the lyrics – thus completing the process, bringing the song full circle and making it a complete and untouchable piece of art. The lyrics and the rising melody really carry you with them as they emerge. The song becomes this go-to moment of reflective thinking, getting you involved during those verses, then resolving just perfectly at the hook to leave you lost in the music in a mighty way.