Released: 28 Jun 2019
Lian Ray is a French songwriter who recently exiled himself to Amsterdam after a decade spent battling his demons in Berlin. He excels in honest, nocturnal pop songs with an emphasis on dark romanticism.
‘Mateo’ is a song of longing written through the prism of a destructive love triangle. The singer tells the story of falling for his muse Rose, while at the same time aching at the thought of her going back to her boyfriend Mateo. It hurts, but it feels so good - something that can also be said about this melancholy pop noir gem.