Thursday 6 June 2013

Trails and Ways - Como Te Vas

It's always lovely to hear new music from new musical friends, particularly from new musical friends who have blown up in a massive way since the last time you visited them. We last covered California based group Trails and Ways back in October last year, following the release of their melancholic "Border Crosser" single. That song has now been streaming over 100,000 on Soundcloud alone, and the band ended 2012 as one of the most blogged artists of year. (Incidentally, this blog's review of the single ended up being quoted on a French website magazine, translated into French, simultaneously being one of the best and most surreal moments of The Metaphorical Boat's existence).

The band have now released their latest single, and in keeping with the band's multilingual style, this song is sung entirely in Spanish. "Como Te Vas" (which means "How are you going?") is a delicious slice of dreamy pop which seems tailor made for lazy days floating on a lilo in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. With a gorgeous guitar part which just screams the 1980s, plus a chanted hook reminiscent of Bastille's monster hit "Pompeii", Trails and Ways might have just struck a musical goldmine. Again.

"Como Te Vas" will be released on their upcoming E.P "Trilingual", which is out on June 11th.

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