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Under This Spell

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Diego Garcia Premieres "Under This Spell"

Diego Garcia Premieres "Under This Spell"

Diego Garcia's new album is called 'Laura', it premieres in April. i

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Diego Garcia has had his share of musical influences: he was born in Detroit to Argentine parents, grew up in Florida, fronted the New York-based garage band Elefant and toured with acts like Interpol and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. His debut album Laura is coming out in April, and judging by "Under This Spell," the new single he's unveiling for us today, he's also taken some cues from Latin troubadors like Sandro and Jose Jose.

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It's a mesmerizing song which that has a dreamlike quality, with guitar twangs and echoing vocals that are reminiscent of Morrissey. It starts out as a relaxing dream — the lyrics are full of springtime imagery — but soon you realize something terrible is nibbling at the edges. There's a sense of urgency and sadness as Garcia presses the person he's singing to to remain under this spell ("can't you see, none of this will mean a thing?")

Both charming and ominous, cheerful and tragic, Garcia has managed to do what only a great musician can — weave a many-layered song that is complex but comforting.

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Diego Garcia Estrena "Under This Spell"

Diego Garcia tiene una increíble variedad de influencias musicales: nació en Detroit, sus padres son argentinos, creció en Florida, y lideró Elefant, una banda de garage rock basada en Nueva York. Estuvo de gira con bandas como Interpol y Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Su álbum debut Laura sale en Abril, y juzgando por la canción "Under This Spell" ("Bajo Este Hechizo"), que hoy estrena aquí en Alt.Latino, también ha aprendido de grandes cantores latinos como Sandro y Jose Jose.

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"Under This Spell" se trata de una canción hipnótica, casi como de ensueño, con un fuerte parecer a los himnos de Morrisey. Comienza como un sueño tranquilo—las letras pintan imágenes de primavera- pero pronto te das cuenta que algo terrible esta ocurriendo detrás de las escenas. Hay una sensación de urgencia y pena en la voz de Garcia, que trata de convencer al objeto de sus afectos que se quede bajo el hechizo.

La canción es encantadora y a la vez ominosa, alegre y trágica. Garcia ha logrado lo que solo un gran músico puede hacer- tejer una canción de muchas texturas diferentes, complicada pero irresistible.

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