It’s been glorious sunshine and warmth here in the UK this week and while Berlin based mystery artist Weirdo may not have been here to enjoy it, he’s provided the soundtrack with the blisteringly bright “Armanio”.
Following on from the funky-soft (or should that be melty?) sounds of “Butter”, “Armanio” is a dance pop tune that requires sunglasses when listening. Bright synth sounds and hazy melodies mix with an absolutely glorious fuzzy whine of guitar to create a heady concoction of neon colours and summer party vibes, even though the subject matter is a little less upbeat.
Infact, it’s a little ironic that a song about being trapped in a relationship with the wrong person should sound so light and carefree. Melodically it’s like roller skating along the seafront.
There’s a familiarity to it that makes it instantly accessible and that chorus is as infectious as you could wish for. The beats are toe-tappingly delicious, vocals sweet and soulful and the production is smooth as you like.
This week has felt like summer and thanks to Weirdo, it’s been sounding like it as well.
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