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LA singer-songwriter Saro makes a bouncy, highly melodic brand of indie pop interjected with intricate synth flourishes reminiscent of Télépopmusik with less of a jazz influence. He remains an enigma, yet his penetrating falsetto on his latest heavy hitting single ‘Test‘ has garnered our full attention. He realizes, “Well now I can see underneath that you’re hollow/ When you leap from the edge oh I know not to follow.” A bed of layers lay the foundation as subtle percussion bubbles on top, lifting his melodies and enhancing their earworm quality.

Produced by Robin Hannibal of acclaimed duo Rhye and David Burris, the track is an electric pop gem entrenched with prominent synths on a multilayered production. The song serves as an ode to the imposters and deceivers our hearts have fallen for at some point, and that sweet dignifying moment that we’ve decided to hold back and walk the other way. If ‘Test‘ is any indication, Saro’s debut will be a solid collection of deceptively penetrating pop craft.

It’s a bit less ethereal and a little more alternative-based than his former affair [‘Two Suns‘], but it still slays, and we’re even more excited for what this Los Angeles artist has in store when his debut EP comes out. Saro’s debut EP, which is executive produced by Hannibal, is expected to be released later this fall on his own imprint Mateo Sound.


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