Cleopold - Scarlet

11/10/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments


I am most familiar with Cleopold (who wears the name well, from that pic I expect him to live in the 18th century in a castle and behead annoying peasants) from last year's collab with Cassian "Running." That song was a tropical banger, and "Scarlet" serves similar vibes. A little more subdued for sure, but those vocals are very distinctive. Okay, those songs sound nothing alike. But it is no lie I am into both of them. "Scarlet" features some snappy synths and downright croony vocals. The beat is so stop-start this song could probably soundtrack a hipster version of Musical Chairs. I'm digging it. Also, comparisons are being made between this dude and Chet Faker. I want to call bullshit on this. The funky guitar lines are definitely similar, but to be honest, Chet Faker seems a lot more fucked up than you dude. I'm not sure why. I feel like he sings more aggressively? Take this as a compliment. Although, the upbeat nature of this tune may be downplaying the ominous nature of the lyrics ("I've got a hallow heart / And Scarlet in my arms") And I mean, I did just liken you to a murderous feudal lord... byeee