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Published on February 15th, 2019 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Saro – Die Alone

Each song from Saro is a direct channeling of raw feeling-a mission fulfilled through his freestyled melodies, untethered vocals, and lyrics sparked from pure stream-of-consciousness. Today, the Los Angeles-based artist announced Die Alone, his latest EP due out May 3 via Mateo Sound. He also shared the EP’s stripped-down and shimmering title song HERE and Alex Cook-directed video for the track, which can be seen HERE. “Die Alone” follows the album’s first unveiled track “Please,” which has been praised by the likes of Paper Magazine and Billboard and has been streamed more than a million times to-date. Stream “Die Alone” via streaming services here:

“‘Die Alone’ is about the hopelessness you feel in a failing relationship. The song gives me a morbid sense of relief by accepting the sad truth that I may never find lasting love,” notes Saro. “It also toys with my sentiment that everyone is alone in death. There’s no taking anyone with you when you enter the void.” Idolator notes the track’s “haunting production” and calls it “Striking and direct… this is shaping up to be another win from the talented artist.”

Die Alone follows his In Loving Memory (2017) and Boy Afraid (2018) releases which introduced us to his graceful songcraft and subtly commanding voice-an otherworldly instrument that endlessly drifts from airy falsetto to soulful intonation-that outpouring achieves an indelible elegance. The effect is both dreamlike and disquieting, and ultimately lends Saro’s noir-pop an intense hypnotic power.

His live show is also a powerful experience, where he channels his deeply affecting electronic pop in convergence with unique movement and physicality that touches on performance art. Saro has taken his show to new heights, thrilling festival and club crowds nationwide. Catch Saro performing a brief, acoustic set at Los Angeles’ Hotel Cafe on February 28, and look for more dates to come in 2019.

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